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Media attention suggests fat may be the new sexy

Media attention suggests fat may be the new sexy | this curious life | Scoop.it
A usual academic event had a rather unusual impact earlier this month – a conference drew international media attention.Fat Studies: Reflective Intersections took place at Massey University in Wellington…...

 

'Unfortunately, much of the media coverage missed the point, misrepresenting the event as a “fat pride convention”  .......... instead of an academic conference. While this did allow for a broader conversation about fat hatred and discrimination, it didn’t promote any further understanding of critical areas of study in academic scholarship – something many lay people are often confused about.'

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All in the game: shining a light into the weird world of Craig Thomson

All in the game: shining a light into the weird world of Craig Thomson | this curious life | Scoop.it
The ALP and the union movement have never liked scabs.

 

'[Craig Thomson] claimed to have wanted nothing more than give his side aftersome four years of waiting for the Fair Work Australia case to be investigated.But he has ducked and weaved between the different institutional requirementsand rules of Fair Work Australia and the Australian Electoral Commission in hispursuit of both political and legal objectives. And the media has been part of it.'

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Meet the tireless entrepreneur who squatted at AOL

Meet the tireless entrepreneur who squatted at AOL | this curious life | Scoop.it
For two months last fall, Eric Simons secretly took up residence inside the Internet giant's Palo Alto, Calif., campus, eating free food, enjoying gym access, and building a startup in the process. Read this blog post by Daniel Terdiman on Bootstrap.

 

'The story of how Simons, just two years removed from a Chicago highschool, came to be living in AOL's Palo Alto campus could well become partof Silicon Valley lore, especially because it highlights the lengths someentrepreneurs will go to make their dreams a reality. And though storiesabound these days of startup founders barely old enough to drink swimmingin venture capital, far more have to get by on packaged noodles and the goodwill of friends with extra couches.

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Media managing all the way to political oblivion - On Line Opinion - 21/5/2012

Media managing all the way to political oblivion - On Line Opinion - 21/5/2012 | this curious life | Scoop.it
Even as the contrast between left and right fades in mainstream politics, politicians continue to conduct ideological warfare.

 

'The less you stand and fight, the more ground you lose. And the mindset inwhich one makes progressively riskier and more desperate assertions of one’sown economic bona fides by promising a surplus come what may, is one in whichthe deficits funding the fiscal stimulus become something shameful, rather thanthe Government’s crowning achievement.'

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