Tag Archives: Social Issues

30Apr/22

Angela Rayner, porn in parliament and a depressing week for British politics

Lindsey Blumell, City, University of London

There are more women in the UK parliament and government than ever before – making up about one third of the total 650 members. Yet, there are still cases like The Mail on Sunday running the headline “Stone the crows! Tories accuse Rayner of Basic Instinct ploy to distract Boris”. An unnamed source had told the outlet that Labour’s deputy leader, Angela Rayner, crosses and uncrosses her legs to “distract” the prime minister during parliamentary sessions. In case anyone was in doubt about the reference, the article was accompanied by the famous image of Sharon Stone from the film.
Sexualising a female politician may seem like low hanging fruit but it’s common in political discourse. Female politicians in many countries are put in a double bind: appear stereotypically feminine and you’ll be reduced to your looks, appear stereotypically masculine and you’ll be labelled a shrew. It’s typical for women in traditionally male dominated spaces to be sexualised as a way to undermine their legitimacy.

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16Mar/22

Indians fight in court for right to be forgotten online

Petitions seek removal of personal information online

Cases pit privacy against free speech, right to know

Lack of data protection law complicates process

March 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It is more than a decade since Indian actor and reality television star Ashutosh Kaushik was arrested for drink driving. Now, he is fighting for the right to put the incident behind him for good.
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18Apr/21

Scholar-Activist and Award-winning Playwright-Actress to Address Classes of 2020 and 2021 During Spelman College Commencement Activities

A political activist who is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad and the first African woman writer to have a play on Broadway, will address graduates during Spelman College’s commencement celebrations for the classes of 2020 and 2021 in separate, in-person ceremonies on May 16, 2021. Continue reading

12Apr/21

Blis launches playbook – Preparing for a privacy-first world: your personal guide to getting impersonal

Today, Blis, the pioneer of privacy-first location-powered advertising, announces the launch of its new playbook, ‘Preparing for a privacy-first world: your personal guide to getting impersonal’. This educational playbook complements the company’s global ‘It’s nothing personal’ ad campaign launching today, to create awareness about the need for a privacy-first approach. Continue reading

18Dec/16

Morocco to provide resident permits to thousands of migrants

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16Dec/16

"If you destroy Davao, I will kill you": Philippines' Duterte

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27Nov/16

Commemorating World AIDS Day in West and Central Africa with new push for innovative prevention efforts

16Nov/16

White women helped push Trump to victory, despite campaign missteps

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