Posts made in December, 2012

We Are a Country Drenched in Bloodshed: Some Hard Truths About Violence in the Media

We Are a Country Drenched in Bloodshed: Some Hard Truths About Violence in the Media

By Don Hazen Read on Alternet December 20, 2012 | The horrific massacre of schoolchildren and their teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, has unleashed an unprecedented debate about how to address the problem of mass violence in our country. There is an increasing sense that American society is incapable of protecting its citizens, including young children, the most vulnerable among us. Yes,...

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Sick of Violence

Sick of Violence

It has been just one week since the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre took place and many of us are still numb to the horror of what happened. My question is, are we brave enough to step out of our comfort zones, suspend all judgments, look long and hard at the big picture and implement lasting social change? There are a myriad of issues that have informed my life’s work and that are...

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Victoria’s Secret Underwear

Victoria’s Secret Underwear

Feminist group leaves consent-themed panties in Victoria’s Secret stores to protest ‘culture of rape’ and company themes it finds problematic FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, which has a website spoofing Victoria’s Secret that pretends to offer consent-themed panties, called the move ‘operation panty drop.’ Feminist group FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture performed its latest...

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Stand up To Violence

Stand up To Violence

We have collected some of our favorite coverage of this horrific event. We are working on a larger piece that poses the question, “When will men, as the powerful demographic that they are, tire of the violence perpetrated in their name?” Stay tuned. Gender Split Over Newtown Shootings More women see a broader societal problem A striking gender gap has emerged in the way that people...

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Fame & Lust in Internet Age

Fame & Lust in Internet Age

A Rowdy Tale, Told by Cellphone Cameras By STEPHEN HOLDEN From its opening scene, in which a potty-mouthed young stripper masturbates for a paying audience through her bedroom webcam, “King Kelly,” Andrew Neel’s furious satire of fame lust in the Internet age, made me chortle with contempt. Not for the movie, which is grimly moralistic, but for the unholy intersection of narcissism and...

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