Posts Tagged ‘ Hate speech ’

Myths of Progress and Cartographies of Hate

May 30, 2013
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By Darnell L. Moore and Monica J. Casper Definition of HATE 1  a:  intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury    b:  extreme dislike or antipathy : LOATHING 2  :  an object of hatred 3. v: to increase the distance that exists between oneself and the object of hatred;...
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An Open Letter to Facebook

May 21, 2013
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From Women, Action and Media May 21, 2013 An Open Letter to Facebook: We, the undersigned, are writing to demand swift, comprehensive and effective action addressing the representation of rape and domestic violence on Facebook. Specifically, we call on you, Facebook, to take three actions: Recognize speech that trivializes or glorifies violence against girls...
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Faux-Apology Not Accepted: Fire Rush Limbaugh for His Hateful Misogyny

March 4, 2012
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By Soraya Chemaly Rush Limbaugh’s limp quasi-apology to Sandra Fluke isn’t good enough. Clear Channel Communications, the largest radio station owner in the US, should fire him and establish a precedent whereby media commentators understand that misogynistic language and attitudes are unacceptable and career-ending. An apology from Mr. Limbaugh is insufficient and unacceptable if we are serious about women’s...
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