Tag Archives: hate speech

Do as I say, not as I do: On language for SOME of us

TweetFrom Paula Dean to athletes Riley Cooper and Roy Hibbert, 2013 has been the year of the celebs getting caught using discriminatory language. While all of the aforementioned have received their respective slaps on the wrist by way of fines, firings, and contract cuts, they did not go down without some finger wagging of their [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet Think Progress has compiled the seven most sexist gun ads. Today is the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. Why haven’t we closed the gap? The 10 best male rappers–written up as though they were female. The false paradox: freedom of expression and sexist hate speech. An illustrated guide to street harassment. Sesame Street [...]
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#FBrape unleashes the power of the feminist internet

TweetLast week, Katie posted about #FBrape, a campaign to pressure companies whose ads were displayed next to violently misogynistic photos (trigger warning) on Facebook to pull their support until the social media company changes its posting policy. While Facebook still hasn’t responded, #FBrape’s success over the last week shows advertisers shouldn’t mess with the feminist [...]
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“Racist” signs expose racist signs

TweetSigns saying “racist” are being posted on, but not covering, ads that are, well, racist. Anti-Islamic advertisements are now gracing New York City’s subway system after a federal judge ruled that the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) could not legally refuse to display the signs because they expressed “demeaning” language. The ads say ”In any war [...]
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