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Internet 'trolling' should not be dismissed as a gender issue

It was a recent article by Hadley Freeman, entitled “‘How to tame your troll’ only really works if you’re Mary Beard”, that provoked me to write this post. 801 more words

Thoughts

Quote of the day: TROLLS

TROLLS

There is an injunction among users of social media that one should not pay attention to online detractors. There is even a Twitter account, @AvoidComments, which issues monitory statements: “You wouldn’t listen to someone named Bonerman26 in real life. 331 more words

Quote Of The Day

In this week's New Yorker

The three long features are all worth reading, for very different reasons.

Rebecca Mead’s “The Troll Slayer,” a profile of British classics scholar Mary Beard, is the most entertaining because its subject is so self-accepting and outspoken and reasonable. 171 more words

In This Week's New Yorker

What Would Mary Beard Do? Bonnie Honig On How a Different Chancellor Might Respond to the Salaita Affair

One of the more difficult challenges in the midst of the Salaita affair is to hold onto the possibility that a university could handle the Israel-Palestine debate in ways that are worthy of a university. 1,059 more words

Education

Laugh like a Roman

Mary Beard’s wonderful new book, Laughter in Ancient Rome, takes the reader through laughter theory (not as funny as it sounds) to case studies of jokes and laughter in the ancient world. 411 more words

Gaza: 'The place where we are right is hard and trampled like a yard'

Gaza August 2014: ‘less pity on school children’

How does one avoid despair at the news these days?

The lunatics are in my hall
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor… 1,929 more words

Ideas And Politics