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Quote from: MeltingMan on April 25, 2020, 10:01:26The mask requirement on Monday, while at the same time Switzerland, the most affected after Italy, allows the first "easing level"...What should protect life goes hand in hand with a reduction in the quality of life. Isn't this price too high in the long run? 😕
Quote from: MeltingMan on April 27, 2020, 19:18:20... this standstill, waiting for mail and answers from companies and institutions is grueling.
QuoteWomen in the public eye routinely receive death threats for making statements which earn their male counterparts almost no reaction. A few men have made public statements in support of Rowling's views to muted response.Here in Australia, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and chief health officer (CHO) Jeannette Young were given round-the-clock police guards due to death threats they received over the relaying of COVID rules. At the same time, Victorian CHO Brett Sutton -- whose messaging has been almost identical -- is the subject of adulatory articles about his physical attractiveness. Photos of him have even been printed onto bedlinen. Rowling, who wrote the best-selling Harry Potter series, has become a figure of controversy over her belief in the science of sex as opposed to gender. In June, she released this statement setting out her views. According to Rowling and other "gender-critical" feminists, how we define "women" is crucial to many issues including the gathering of data around crime, employment, pay and health statistics, and the monitoring of sex-based discrimination such as the gender pay gap.These beliefs conflict with those of transgender rights activists, who have been lobbying for anyone who self-identifies as a woman to be given access to women-only spaces, including sporting teams, domestic violence shelters and rape crisis services. According to philosophy academic Dr Holly Lawford-Smith, the death and rape threats to Rowling are designed to stop other women from speaking out. "The response to JK Rowling has been hateful, vindictive, and wildly disproportionate," she told Crikey. "What was her crime? Having opinions while female. She had the audacity to defend women-only spaces, because she has experienced domestic violence and knows why we need them, and because she donates money to foundations providing women-only services and understands that these are under threat." UK-based political campaigner Kristina Harrison told Crikey that many politically vocal trans people "have swallowed a very dogmatic and intrinsically misogynistic narrative around identity, one that simply cannot permit any acknowledgement of men and women as meaningful biological realities". "This dogma ... inevitably leads people to (unjustly) attack, demonise as transphobic and dehumanise women like JK Rowling, including with the appalling RIP hashtag, because as a prominent woman with a mass following, she had the temerity to dare say the impermissible: that women and girls exist as a sex, have unique needs, interests and rights, unique biological issues and sex-based oppression issues which are of great significance to most of them."Nicki Norman, acting CEO at Women's Aid Federation of England, said on Twitter that she condemned "the abuse of women that's been so visible on social media recently and ask that people consider the harmful impacts of this on all women. The violent verbal abuse of women in public life is intrinsically linked to the abuse of women in private.""For those asking, yes of course I mean JK Rowling, along with the many other women who are experiencing misogynistic abuse online. And I know what I'm seeing is just the tip of an iceberg," she added.
Quote from: Hans-Joachim LenzIt is essential not to add up and play off the victims of both sexes against each other, but rather start from the premise that every injury to a woman and a man is an independent quality of pain that does not need to be put into perspective. Men and women are equally vulnerable and both have the unrestricted human right to protection of their personality from harm and assault.The indivisibility of human dignity must therefore not only be demanded for women and the handling of offenders (cf. Reindl, Kawamura (Ed.) 2000), but more fundamentally also for non-violent and non-hegemonic masculinity and thus expressly for men before they committed a criminal offense. The selective allocation or withholding of protection against violations due to biological gender exclusion contradicts the human rights to which people of both sexes are entitled. On the basis of these premises, gender mainstreaming, which is not restricted to the understanding of an instrument of power for women in politics, could help to ensure that men's openness to injury can find a place between the dominance of women and the ignorance of men. where it would be taken seriously.
Quote from: MeltingMan on September 26, 2020, 18:46:27Quote from: Hans-Joachim LenzIt is essential not to add up and play off the victims of both sexes against each other, but rather start from the premise that every injury to a woman and a man is an independent quality of pain that does not need to be put into perspective. Men and women are equally vulnerable and both have the unrestricted human right to protection of their personality from harm and assault.
Quote from: Hans-Joachim LenzIt is essential not to add up and play off the victims of both sexes against each other, but rather start from the premise that every injury to a woman and a man is an independent quality of pain that does not need to be put into perspective. Men and women are equally vulnerable and both have the unrestricted human right to protection of their personality from harm and assault.
Quote from: undefinedWith its heavy beat of drum and bass, and the hypnotic spacing of reverb and echo, dub is a world apart from the music it grew from - the reggae of artists such as Bob Marley and Desmond Dekker.But it emerged from the same ghettos of Kingston in Jamaica, half a century ago. And Britain is where dub found its most fervent adopted home - thanks in large part to the Windrush generation that arrived from the Caribbean after the second world war. A cultural legacy that is now being celebrated in a new exhibition, which opens at the Museum of London on Friday.Dub's stars were not famous singers or guitarists, but the sound engineers and producers who worked alongside them - the likes of King Tubby, Lee "Scratch" Perry and Prince Jammy. Their sound became one of the most influential genres of the modern era - copied by everyone from the Clash to Kanye, the Police to Prince.