Sexism among women is still sexism. It’s prejudice and bullying. Judging another woman for her appearance, or because you’re intimidated by her presence or beauty, and discrediting her with other women and with men. These things seem to belong to another century, when women were burned for being witches. I spend a lot of time on social media – I’m a digital and marketing strategist – and I often have the sense that the media is like a pillory.The most absurd and painful case is that of Tiziana Cantone, a 29-year-old Italian whose boyfriend shared sex tapes filmed while she was drunk. The videos shared her full name and her face was shown clearly. Everyone, and I mean everyone, made fun of that video for two years. Even friends of mine. There were photo montages, Facebook pages, comics, parodies, songs, even people who profitted from selling t-shirts and mugs with her face or name. The ‘meme’ even appeared in the video of a song by Lorenzo Fragola, a young artist who won X Factor Italia two years ago. It had 20 million views, and the references to Tiziana was totally unnecessary. These memes and videos were everywhere – ‘ironic’ in theory but in reality, they were abhorrent.Tiziana moved house, because she could no longer leave the house, she changed her name, she attempted suicide, and her family made her come back home. Then she took legal action, but somehow lost it because of technical errors by the lawyers and an absurd justice system which denied the ‘right to be forgotten’ because the ‘news’ was judged to be ‘of public interest’. Then she was ordered to pay compensation. Days after the ruling, Tiziana took her own life.One disturbing thing I remember is that even then, after two years of insults from other women as well as men, there was a sense of ‘she had it coming’ even after her death. Again, this came from both men and women.
In his remarks, Putin noted that France was currently involved in an election cycle and that Russia did “not want to influence events in any way”. The sentiment sounded slightly less than genuine given that it came as part of a one-on-one Kremlin meeting with the far-right presidential candidate one month before the vote.The mixed messaging appears to be a deliberate strategy, and is similar to some of the Russian rhetoric around the allegations that the Kremlin intervened to get Donald Trump elected. There is both an outburst of fury at those who would dare to voice such allegations, and a simultaneous revelling in them.
Finally, Trumpspeak is transactional. It places no independent value on truth. The value of speech is to be measured exclusively in terms of its effects. If a statement gets me closer to my goal, then it is valuable; if it does not, it is worthless. Valuable statements, then, are true by virtue of the fact that they advance my interests. Statements that fail to do so are worthless and thus false. I was elected president, so that means that every statement that got me here has validity.This does not claim to be an exhaustive list of the principles of Trumpspeak. Nor do I mean to suggest that Trumpspeak is a conscious construct of the president. In the Time interview, Trump describes himself as a “very instinctual person”, and however we parse this obscure characterization of self, we should acknowledge the president’s peculiar gift at concocting verbal mayhem.
In Trumpspeak, truth is not factual, it’s imagistic (this is related to point 2). Truthful statements do not necessarily offer an accurate account of events in the world. They provide an approximation or exaggeration of something that might, in theory, have occurred. Whether a terror attack in Sweden ever took place on the night named by the president is irrelevant. Nor should we care that the riot was not massive and there was no death. Close and maybe are good enough.
“I didn’t say that. I was referring to … a newspaper story with … a picture of Ted Cruz, his father, and Lee Harvey Oswald, having breakfast.”In Trumpspeak, a speaker can never be accused of lying if he’s simply repeating the statements of others; it is the responsibility of those who make original claims to check for the accuracy and truthfulness of their assertions, not the person who repeats them – even if that person happens to be the most powerful person and speaker on the planet.
اجمل الامهات التي انتظرت طفلها …وعاد مستشهدا
لا…. انها ليست اجمل الامهات ، هي اكثر نساء العالم حزنا وصدمة …هي تلك المثكولة المفجوعة ،المتألمة الى الأبد.
كيف يكون للجمال مكانا مع حزن سيعلم ملامح الوجه وصدمة لن تستيقظ منها الا بصيحة في كل لحظة سترافقها الى نهاية عمرها …الذي انتهى.
ام الشهيد هي تلك … ام محمد الحطاب بالامس ، وام كل شهيد لا نري دموعها ونفرض عليها الزغاريد ..لان ابنها صار شهيدا .
كيف لنا ان نقنعها انه استشهد ولن يعود . كيف لنا ان نفسر لها ان ابنها هو قربان في طريق الحرية ؟ يف لنا ان نواسيها وشهداؤنا تغتسل بهم تربة هذه الارض التي دنسها خنوعنا نحن الشعب ، وتلك القيادة التي تبيع ترابنا المتطهر بكل هذا الدم من اجل مد نفوذ وتواجد لا معنى له .
كم حرقتنا بدموعك يا ام الشهيد ؟
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