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Your Moral And Intellectual Superiors

Posted January 30, 2015 by kate@smalldeadanimals.com

A few weeks after the media frenzy died down, it dawned on me – I could have made this whole thing up, and nobody would have been the wiser. h/t rzr…

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Discrimination

Does The Media Depiction Of Obesity Hinder Efforts To Address It?

Posted January 28, 2015 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

A study by Paula Brochu and colleagues, published in Health Psychology, suggests that the often unflattering depiction of people living with obesity in the media (as in the typical images of headless, dishevelled, ill-clothed individuals, usually involved in stereotypical activities – holding a hamburger in one hand and a large pop in the other or pinching their “love handles”), may well play […]

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Australia

MORE Sexism Against Female Canadian Athletes!

Posted January 21, 2015 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Today is a terrible day for gender equity in sports. What it looks like is either continued sexism, or increased anti-feminist backlash against women who have been asserting their human rights to safety and dignity around the world. Female World Cup soccer players have to play on plastic artificial turf while the men have played … Continue reading MORE Sexism Against Female Canadian Athletes!

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Charlie Hebdo: the truths that ought to be self-evident but still aren’t

Posted January 8, 2015 by JR

Nick Cohen in The Spectator:

… I am just back from a ‘Je suis Charlie’ vigil in Trafalgar Square, and the solidarity was good to see. I fear it won’t last. I may be wrong. Perhaps tomorrow’s papers and news programmes will prove their commitment to freedom by republishing the Charlie Hebdo cartoons. …

… I offer you 10 truths that ought to be self-evident.

  • It is not ‘Islamophobic’ to satirise radical Islamists and their beliefs – the main targets of radical Islamists include other Muslims as well as Christians, Jews, Yazidis and secularists.
  • Even if in your confused liberal mind you think that it is, no one has the right to stop satire or criticism because they are offended.
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Crime

Magnotta found guilty

Posted December 23, 2014 by JR

Phew, that’s a relief!  Just this morning there was considerable front-page hand-wringing about why the jury was taking so long:… Jurors may have split into bitter, screaming factions. They may have been trapped for days by a single, stubborn h…

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Activism

Is It Time YOU Write With Politics, Re-Spun?

Posted December 15, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Hello! It’s time. Time to consider writing with us. We’re expanding our crew and you may be the kind of person we’re looking for. How would you know? Here are the four steps. Read the About Politics, Re-Spun page. If you understand that, you’ve passed #1! Read George Monbiot’s essay called Career Advice, written more […]

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Exclusive photo’s of Jian Ghomeshi on a date!

Posted October 31, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: Once again, ya saw it here first! After a great amount of trouble and expense, the Perspective Naked News staff , a branch of the Perspective Research Department, has managed to obtain this clip of Jian Ghomeshi on a recent date with one of the women now accusing him of assault. As you […]

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General

My Photo in Spanish National Geographic Traveler Magazine

Posted March 20, 2014 by Darren

Through some fluke of circumstance, one of my photos is in the Spanish edition of National Geographic Traveler magazine.

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Copyright

Why don’t we care where image macros and GIFs come from?

Posted January 6, 2014 by Darren

Animated GIFs and image macros are more popular than ever. And yet we almost never know who created these ubiquitous images.

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