Category Archives: sexism

What it means to be black and African in Lebanon – hummus for thought

In this survey, 91% of students reported experiencing some form of racial discrimination during their time in Lebanon (both on AUB campus and off campus), and 48% reported facing sexual harassment or assault during their time in Lebanon.

Source: What it means to be black and African in Lebanon – hummus for thought

Trump Rally Live Updates: President Resumes Campaign, But Crowd Is Sparse – The New York Times

Saturday afternoon brought an inauspicious start to that effort, when his campaign said that six staff members who were working on the event had tested positive for the virus during routine screening.

Masks were being handed out as supporters filed into a designated area at the arena Saturday afternoon, but wearing them was not enforced. Some people threw masks out immediately after they received them.

 

Mexico’s President Says Most Domestic Violence Calls Are ‘Fake’ – The New York Times Out of his depth – and making it political instead of human.

“He is the first president to outright deny that the violence is happening,” said Wendy Figueroa, the head of the National Network of Shelters, a group that oversees domestic violence shelters across the country.

This week, his administration was widely ridiculed after previewing a publicity campaign that urged would-be abusers to “not lose patience” and “breathe and count to 10”— messages that critics said had no chance of persuading men not to attack their wives or children.

Trump swipes at DC mayor, accuses police of refusing to help at White House protest | TheHill (Another lie)

Bowser pushed back on Trump’s remarks later Saturday morning in a series of tweets and during a press conference, saying D.C. police officers were “were doing their jobs from the start” and were assisting Secret Service “like we have done literally dozens of times in Lafayette Park.”

The Washington Post and CNN both reported that D.C. police were on hand on Friday night, along with other law enforcement agencies, as officers pushed back on protesters in Lafayette Park. The Secret Service later confirmed that D.C. police officers were on scene at the protest.

Source: Trump swipes at DC mayor, accuses police of refusing to help at White House protest | TheHill

Donald Trump’s cries about ‘Obamagate’ are a ploy to distract the media from the coronavirus – ABC News

Let’s be clear; this entire theory is a diversion, a predictable move from the Trump political playbook.

When the daily media cycle is going against them, it’s often easily upended with an inflammatory tweet or outrageous press conference.

Source: Donald Trump’s cries about ‘Obamagate’ are a ploy to distract the media from the coronavirus – ABC News

Watch your tone – sister-hood magazine. A Fuuse production by Deeyah Khan.

Rosena Allin-Khan is doing her job. She is doing it particularly well. She has the background and expertise to make her statements even more salient and relevant. And so, she put a man on the defensive. The look of contempt in Matt Hancock’s eyes at that point was evident. His instinct was to attack. She has said she doesn’t expect an apology. Instead, she has received a mass of support, quite rightly, for being treated with such condescension. She said she will continue to be the voice of frontline health workers using the privilege as an MP to raise important issues. Meanwhile, Matt Hancock, and all those other men who find a clever, intelligent, confident, opinionated woman challenging, need to mind their patriarchal tone.

Source: Watch your tone – sister-hood magazine. A Fuuse production by Deeyah Khan.

Poland’s government is leading a Catholic revival. It has minorities and liberals worried – ABC News Wrapped in flag and fake-Catholicism  neu-fascists

Mr Bakiewicz is the former head of the National Radical Camp, a revival of a 1930s Polish fascist group inspired by the Catholic Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. But he denies his followers are fascists, insisting they’re just patriotic Catholics. His vision is of a new crusade against cultural Marxists. “Listen, I am asking you to create a counter-offensive, to start a counter-revolution!” he shouts.

Source: Poland’s government is leading a Catholic revival. It has minorities and liberals worried – ABC News