Friday, November 16, 2018

Bill Cosby accuses victims ( black and white ) of racism and sexism

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/107405873/cosby-camp-oncebeloved-actor-a-victim-of-racism-sexism Cosby declined the opportunity to speak before the sentence came down, and afterward sat laughing and chatting with his defence team. His wife of 54 years, Camille, was not in court. Constand smiled broadly on hearing the punishment and was hugged by others in the courtroom. In a blistering statement, Cosby

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#Sexism #Politics

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/10/26/two-thirds-of-female-politicians-get-humiliating-sexist-remarks_a_21592637/ Just two weeks ago, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard gave aspiring female politicians a chilling warning: "Threats of violent abuse, of rape, are far too common. A woman in public view may expect to receive them almost daily." Now, a new report has backed up Gillard's claims, with more than

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#Man #Shaming – “Little boys are pervs by like 2nd grade.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-is-teacherbae-being-shamed-for-her-curvy-body_us_57d95cafe4b0fbd4b7bc8be6? A picture of fourth grade teacher Patrice Brown went viral on Twitter and Instagram Sunday, accompanied by the hashtag #TeacherBae. In the picture, above, Brown is wearing a form-fitting pink, knee length dress. Initial responses to the photo all hinged on how attractive Brown looks, but backlash came quickly, with some

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Implicit denial of how prevalent and acceptable sexism is

http://womensenews.org/2017/01/how-mainstream-comedy-has-helped-normalize-trumps-misogyny/ Just as people have argued that “there’s no such thing as an anti-war film” (a quote generally attributed to the French filmmaker François Truffaut), I tend to disagree with Solnit and Schumer. There’s no such thing as anti-rape humor, at least not for the men in the audience. Humor can

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Queensland slams sexist camper signage: NZ to follow ?

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/nov/10/wicked-campers-ban-offensive-slogans-finally-reach-the-end-of-the-road A van rental business founded by a Brisbane mechanic, Wicked Campers, has ridden an eight-year wave of notoriety that exposed gaps in the teeth of advertising watchdogs in two countries while frustrated politicians, government officials and campaigners gnashed theirs. (more…)

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Not a Better Bloke

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/09/time-donald-trump-called-saudi-arabia-good-place-get-divorce In recent days, Trump has threatened to begin attacking Hillary Clinton for her husband's infidelities. But it's Trump who has extensive experience with divorce—and it's no wonder he would have preferred the Saudi system. Before finalizing his divorce from his first wife, Ivana, Trump began seeing Marla Maples, who would

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More Dumb Sexism: Ten Powerful Women Insecure Men Fear

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/jun/14/top-10-sexist-moments-politics The main source of ire towards Gillard appears to come from her decision not to have children. "Anyone who has chosen to remain deliberately barren … they've got no idea about what life's about," said Senator Bill Hefferman in 2007. Then last year, Mark Latham, the former Labor leader, said:

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