Here’s a primer on how to use “journalism” to perpetuate rape culture: write a salacious story about a night of drinking that ended in a halted sexual assault investigation, name the accuser — and then connect her to a political sex scandal in order to claim that publishing her bar tab was “newsworthy.” Then pat your back, safe in the knowledge that many other rape victims will probably see your article and be too intimidated to come forward. 491 more words
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I took a break from Bachelorella recaps because much of this season has been composed of cringe-inducing group dates and unnecessary confrontations. But I needed to come back this week because, in case you hadn’t heard, Kaitlyn got laid on national television. 2,480 more words
Dr. Baruti Kopano continues his discussion with us of Soul Thieves: The Appropriation and Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture.
Eddie Conway and Dr. Gerald Horne continue our discussion of media coverage of the Charleston massacre and whether the particular focus on the Confederate flag misses the mark when looking to unpack racist symbolism and its impact on society.
Sometimes, left-wing ideology can be just as inflexible as right-wing ideology. That’s the important lesson I learned from my previous post about the Bilderberg Group. I find it tragic that so many people who claim to be politically progressive seem to lose all critical thinking abilities when the words “conspiracy theory” enter the conversation. 765 more words