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Something to read and mull over this week. Each week I will find something in the general press to pass on. It will be tenuously relevant to the course but will probably induce some cogitation...
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Looking through a Marxist lens (and why class is the new black) | Peter Lewis

Looking through a Marxist lens (and why class is the new black) | Peter Lewis | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
Most of us see ourselves as being middle class but no one sees a party dedicated to their interests. This is why class analysis is the best way forward
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A cycle of violence: when a woman’s murder is called ‘understandable’

A cycle of violence: when a woman’s murder is called ‘understandable’ | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
Lance Hart killed his wife, but reports implied guilt on her part. Couching male violence against women in terms that absolves the perpetrator of responsibility reinforces a culture that doesn’t value female lives
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Shows the importance of language
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Grayson Perry: ‘Boys think they’re breaking the man contract if they cry’

Grayson Perry: ‘Boys think they’re breaking the man contract if they cry’ | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
What does it mean to be a man in a world where gender distinctions are blurring? If anyone can work it out, it might be the dress-wearing, Turner prize-winning artist
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Masculinities is popular culture
 
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What it means to identify as non-binary

What it means to identify as non-binary | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
Identifying as non-binary is not the same as gender fluid or transgender.

Identifying as non-binary is not the same as gender fluid or transgender.

 
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We have transgender, gender fluid and now non-binary.
 
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The Novel as a Tool for Survival

The Novel as a Tool for Survival | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
It helps us grapple with the evolution of our consciousness.

It helps us grapple with the evolution of our consciousness.

 
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What does literature do? What is its function?
 
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‘Take it down!’: Rhodes Must Fall campaign marches through Oxford

‘Take it down!’: Rhodes Must Fall campaign marches through Oxford | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
Anti-colonialism campaigners create ‘alternative walking tour’ to highlight university’s legacy of imperialist donors
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A way to look at the world without the rose coloured glasses. Question where the financial benefits come from.
 
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News websites really are sexist, according to the latest research

News websites really are sexist, according to the latest research | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
Women are being marginalised by news websites which prefer to use pictures of them while quoting men as sources or experts, a study of more than two million online articles has found. Men’s views and voices tend to dominate the text of most news articles published online, while women appear proportionally more in images, according to the research conducted by the Universities of Bristol and Cardiff.
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This may suggest bias in the news.

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A handy guide to the best feminist teaching tools online

A handy guide to the best feminist teaching tools online | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
Clementine Ford shares some helpful go-to lessons for those moments when you need to explain gender inequality, consent or how privilege works.
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Here are some articles and links to feminism and post colonialism that may start you thinking.

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Why I call my son 'he', against my better judgement

Why I call my son 'he', against my better judgement | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
It’s a question I’m asked occasionally: “why do you use gendered pronouns for your son?” It's no surprise, as I move entirely in queer circles, and, am a non-binary person who uses “they” pronouns for myself instead of "he" or "she". So naturally people wonder why I'm not allowing my son that neutrality. As with all things related to gender, the answer to this question about pronouns is long and complex, and can be very difficult to be cutting and funny about. I will try my damnedest to explain without being boring. Be patient with me.
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Pronouns are almost always gendered in English and we rarely think about their use and implications.  If working with an LGBTI focus consider the use of pronouns and what they signify.

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The way we treat women, you’d think we were at war

The way we treat women, you’d think we were at war | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
The statistical evidence of the occurrence of violence against women appears to place it front and centre of our cultural identity.
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Women have aright to a life not threatened by violence from those who apparently love them.

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School reading lists overlook half the world

School reading lists overlook half the world | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
How can our kids really understand the world if we don't get them to read women writers?
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This is something to ponder when choosing how we read.

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Book opens Pandora's box of sad tales but true of Indigenous experience

Book opens Pandora's box of sad tales but true of Indigenous experience | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
‘Toilets are what’s needed!’ cried Australia’s first federal minister for Aboriginal affairs. ‘No minister,’ Barrie Dexter told him. After two centuries of neglect, there were other priorities, the 93-year-old author says in his new book
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Something to consider when examining postcolonialism  in Australian texts.

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Could robots like Alex Garland's sci-fi thriller Ex Machina's heroine Ava replace women?

Could robots like Alex Garland's sci-fi thriller Ex Machina's heroine Ava replace women? | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
Are women necessary?
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Yet another view of the female perhapa mysoginist, perhaps not.

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Speed and sharing are changing the nature of news

Speed and sharing are changing the nature of news | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
On Friday, Waleed Aly presented the Andrew Olle Media Lecture, which is held in honour of one of the ABC's iconic broadcasters.
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Waleed Aly does it again.
 
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The case for plagiarism, from a celebrated poet who has made a career out of it

The case for plagiarism, from a celebrated poet who has made a career out of it | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
Imagine Melania Trump getting up on stage at the Republican National Convention and robotically performing Michelle Obama’s speech word-for-word and action-for-action, in its entirety, without breaking character. Picture her rehearsing for weeks for the performance of her life, getting every hand gesture, facial tick, and vocal intonation just right. It would’ve been the mos
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The role of white privilege in the 60 Minutes kidnapping saga

The role of white privilege in the 60 Minutes kidnapping saga | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
A major news organisation has shown an extraordinary lapse in judgment by exploiting a mother's pain and taking part in a serious crime, writes Ruby Hamad.
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POst colinial world view
 
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Welcome to the world of hipster sexism

Welcome to the world of hipster sexism | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
Under the umbrella of "self-aware sexism", this is the use of mockery, irony or satire to say, "Look, we're in the post-feminist era, so it'

Under the umbrella of "self-aware sexism", this is the use of mockery, irony or satire to say, "Look, we're in the post-feminist era, so it'

 
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Where do you think you stand?
 
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Who is Elena Ferrante? Novelist issues denial as guessing game goes on

Who is Elena Ferrante? Novelist issues denial as guessing game goes on | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it

Marcella Marmo is latest to deny being real author of acclaimed Neapolitan novels series

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Is the author important? It would appear so.
 
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Vale Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher, best-selling author and man of many talents

Vale Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher, best-selling author and man of many talents | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
Italian author and philosopher Umberto Eco, best known for his 1980 novel The Name of the Rose, has died aged 84.
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And so one of our gurus has left.

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Researchers have found a major problem with ‘The Little Mermaid’ and other Disney movies

Researchers have found a major problem with ‘The Little Mermaid’ and other Disney movies | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
Why we should think twice before letting kids watch some Disney movies.
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This article outlines the perpetuation of docile,female characters in films, particularly Disney movies. The female characters demonstrate to little girls that we should be silent for much of our lives.

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We’re all a bit non-binary inside. So why do we segregate by gender? | Jack Monroe

We’re all a bit non-binary inside. So why do we segregate by gender? | Jack Monroe | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
Because of my trans identity, I’m attacked for accepting a real woman’s award. This nonsense shows how important it is to deconstruct gender constructs - for all our sakes
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More ideas to consider when taking an LGBTI approach to textual analysis.

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The original suffragette: the extraordinary Mary Wollstonecraft | Life and style | The Guardian

The original suffragette: the extraordinary Mary Wollstonecraft | Life and style | The Guardian | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
Her argument – outrageous at the time – was that women were capable of reason, and deserved to have that recognised. Now it’s our turn to recognise her contribution to women’s rights
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Feminism should be viewed as along term movement covering hundreds of years. Useful starting point when considering views of / on women.

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How to spot whodunnit: academics crack Agatha Christie's code

How to spot whodunnit: academics crack Agatha Christie's code | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
To mark 125 years since the Queen of Crime’s birth, experts analysed the methods, motives and locations in her detective stories to find out how to deduce the killer
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This may be of interest for that first assignment task.

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From Bali to Nepal to Dungog: what value a life?

From Bali to Nepal to Dungog: what value a life? | 12engextnewscull | Scoop.it
From executions to earthquakes to Anzac Day to brain cancer research: we have to decide how much we care and about whom. But what is left in the empathy tank?
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How do we perceive others from a world context centred perspective?

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