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The lady's not for turning: cinematic portrayals of lesbians need to get real | Film | The Guardian
predatory trope ( a significant or recurrent theme) // "The age difference is stark, but beyond this, the narrative of lesbian conversion is there in all its problematic glory, throwing up questions about sexual identity and coercion. Not only by using an uncomfortable stereotype about predatory lesbians, but also by treating sexual identity as if it were a taste in food: here, try the asparagus; if you eat it enough you might like it. [...] Indeed, the conversion trope itself is probably a response to the difficulty in depicting real lesbian relationships – they have to be couched in stereotypical terms for mainstream audiences to connect with. [...] The recurrence of the cliche is one that will hopefully disappear as being public about your queer identity becomes easier, and we begin to recognise that lesbian women can have boring, conventional love stories just like anyone else."
LGBTQIASP  public  perception  public  image  stigma  erasure  Hollywood  Entertainment  Industry  lowest  common  denominator  homophobic  Homophobia  transphobia  Transphobic  cliche  stereotype  society  public  discourse  public  awareness  Gesellschaft  prejudice 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Clare Foges: The raven haired poet who wrote David Cameron's EU referendum speech | Mail Online
In an article for ConservativeHome website, she lamented the death of rousing political speech making.
Referring to her hatred of ‘antiseptic oratory’, she said it had many causes. She believed it was the ‘natural successor to spin’, and she attacked politicians for their reluctance to use rhetoric in case they were seen as ‘pretentious’.

She said: ‘So, though no less educated than Gladstone or Churchill, they appeal to the lowest common denominator.

‘Like private school kids shedding their blazer at the bus stop to look cool, they shed the heavy mantle of their education to emulate — and hopefully appeal to — an imaginary “everyman”.’
speech  lowest  common  denominator  public  speaking  Rhetorik  speeches  Politics  speech  writing  Rhetoric 
january 2013 by asterisk2a

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