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By tigtog on July 23, 2012
Mr Denmore gives examples of how the writers who are supposedly paid for their knowledgeable insight are shown over and over again to have feet of clay and invisible robes whenever someone cares to look at their published works with a mildly jaundiced eye:
By blue milk on June 23, 2012
This is a great piece at The Atlantic by Anne-Marie Slaughter – long and jam-packed with excellent points; it is a sophisticated discussion of women’s lives and the problems we encounter balancing work and family.. and you almost never see a nuanced discussion like this in the public arena.
By tigtog on October 6, 2011
Final 2005 Words To The World…sounding hugely relevant right now.
TW for rape analogy
By tigtog on September 7, 2010
Kim Stanley Robinson (KSR) published this article last year, but it’s worth looking at again in light of ever more data showing that we are running out of planet, or at least running out of the non-renewable resources needed to continue growing the classic capitalist economy:
By tigtog on May 11, 2010
So, does any reader work for a company which has prioritised normalising promotion/pay structures for employees who made sacrifices during the GFC? Or are you one of the many being overlooked while restoring company profits for the benefit of shareholders takes priority? Or does your company actually seem to be managing the balancing act for both employees and shareholders?
By Lauredhel on March 12, 2008
Indexed, as always, has a clever take on the new Seven Deadly Sins announced by the Vatican this week. [The list used is a slight tweak on the list announced in the media, but the substance is the same.] As you can see, a simple intersection of the new sins proves to us that the [...]
By Lauredhel on December 3, 2007
The Times Online reports on blogworld controversy around Unilever’s contradictory marketing campaigns. On the one hand Unilever are pushing their Dove range with a “self-esteem” message, while on the other they’re airing the pornified, demeaning Axe and Lynx campaigns. We’re all part of an “internet guerilla attack”, apparently. The TOL does fail to pick up [...]
By Lauredhel on November 25, 2007
I’ve ranted before about advertisements normalising and idealising artificial infant feeding. You can read more about the World Health Organisation Code on the marketing of breastmilk substitutes here at IBFAN (the International Baby Food Action Network), INFACT (Infant Feeding Action Coalition) Canada, and the Boycott Nestle Blog. And you could poke back through the “breastfeeding” [...]