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If I want to buy a burkini from M&S, I bloody well will

If I want to buy a burkini from M&S, I bloody well will | critical reasoning | Scoop.it

"Over the past few years, big brands have been reaching out to Muslim women like me. The Muslim influence on the fashion industry has coined a new term: “modestwear”. Two years ago, DKNY launched a Ramadan range that included floral jumpsuits, long flowing tops and full sleeve maxi dresses that I would personally love to have in my wardrobe. H&M made headlines in September last year by featuring their first Muslim model in a hijab, who starred in a video that promoted a fashion-for-all campaign with the motto: “There are no rules in fashion”. Even the designer label D&G produced their own range of hijabs and abayas (long flowing robe-like dresses) targeting women in the UAE.

Bergé and Rossignol’s real bugbear is that it is Muslim women’s clothing we’re talking about here. To divorce fashion from identity, faith and culture is missing the point. Fashion can be empowering, it opens up self-expression. Plus, you can be beautiful and cover up at the same time, despite Bergé’s comments that: “Designers are there to make women more beautiful, to give them their freedom, not to collaborate with this dictatorship.” Oh please, Monsieur Bergé, save your hypocrisy, it’s so last season.

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What do you think when you look at me?

What do you think when you look at me? | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
When you look at Muslim scholar Dalia Mogahed, what do you see: a woman of faith? a scholar, a mom, a sister? or an oppressed, brainwashed, potential terrorist? In this personal, powerful talk, Mogahed asks us, in this polarizing time, to fight negative perceptions of her faith in the media -- and to choose empathy over prejudice.
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My life as a Cleveland Indian: The enduring disgrace of racist sports mascots

My life as a Cleveland Indian: The enduring disgrace of racist sports mascots | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
A recent viral photo of a sports fan in redface shows us how little has changed in America's attitudes toward race
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An Organic Greenhouse Run by Farmers With Autism

An Organic Greenhouse Run by Farmers With Autism | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
This crowd-sourced project in Indiana is seeing an outpouring of support.
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The real story of Britain's Roma: excluded, ignored and neglected

The real story of Britain's Roma:   excluded, ignored and neglected | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
In Page Hall, Sheffield, cultural differences have created tension but there is no sign of the riots predicted by David Blunkett
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Misjudgment and Overreaction Killed Trayvon Martin. Now They’re Driving Our Response to the Verdict.

Misjudgment and Overreaction Killed Trayvon Martin. Now They’re Driving Our Response to the Verdict. | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
You can also listen to William Saletan read this piece. Trayvon Martin is dead, George Zimmerman has been acquitted, and millions of people are outraged. Some politicians are demanding a second prosecution of Zimmerman, this time for hate crimes.
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Awesome Graphic on Geeks Vs Nerds ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Graphic on Geeks Vs Nerds ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
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Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

http://www.ted.com Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authen...
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Teach girls bravery, not perfection

Teach girls bravery, not perfection | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
We're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code. Saujani has taken up the charge to socialize young girls to take risks and learn to program -- two skills they need to move society forward. To truly innovate, we cannot leave behind half of our population, she says. "I need each of you to tell every young woman you know to be comfortable with imperfection."
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Aboriginal people and alcohol: Not a genetic predisposition

Aboriginal people and alcohol: Not a genetic predisposition | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
The stereotype that aboriginal people have a genetic intolerance to alcohol persists in Canada and around the world, but a Manitoba medical expert says studies show a possible predisposition to alcoholism really boils down to social conditions such as poverty.

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Jacqueline Keeler's curator insight, May 31, 2014 10:26 PM

The stereotype that aboriginal people have a genetic intolerance to alcohol persists in Canada and around the world, but a Manitoba medical expert says studies show a possible predisposition to alcoholism really boils down to social conditions such as poverty — and that, says Dr. Joel Kettner, is what people should focus on addressing.

 

A Manitoba fishing lodge sparked a storm of controversy this week when one of its brochures advised clients against giving First Nations guides alcohol because they have a "basic intolerance for alcohol."

There is no scientific evidence that supports a genetic predisposition for alcohol intolerance in the aboriginal population, says Dr. Joel Kettner. (CBC)

 
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Don't Believe the Hype: Beyond Poverty Porn, Pain and Drunk Indians

Don't Believe the Hype: Beyond Poverty Porn, Pain and Drunk Indians | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Gyasi Ross makes the case against the mainstream's patronizing depiction of the state of Native America.

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A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, December 12, 2013 7:30 PM

Very loose definition: “poverty porn” is media that allows outsiders (typically white or “mainstream”) to look at the stereotypical scourges within different communities of color—allows them to be a tourist within those communities—but encourages people within those communities to PLAY THOSE STEREOTYPICAL SCOURGES UP FOR EFFECT... [BUT] there are also positive things happening and there are folks doing amazing work to make lasting solutions to these struggles.  How can you discuss the issues, for example, of the Great Plains without also talking about Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation,Stronghold Society, Brave Heart Society, Montana Indian People’s Action Network, Moccasins on the Ground, Blackfeet Anti-Fracking Coalition,Blackfeet Headwater Alliance and all the many, MANY grassroots organizations that work to protect our homelands, our natural resources and our people every single day??  All of these grassroots organizations, many led by Native women, give hope every single day. 

 
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How Stereotypes Stop the Mentally Ill from Getting Help

How Stereotypes Stop the Mentally Ill from Getting Help | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Misconceptions about mental disorders deter people from seeking the treatment they need, as Catherine Zeta-Jones, who has bipolar disorder, and others report.
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Trayvon Martin and implicit bias

As we continue to struggle with the verdict in this murder case – as the only juror of color states that George Zimmerman “got away with murder” and as the nation lurches through yet another tragic...
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Yale University law grad Jamil Jivani has a message for other struggling kids | Toronto Star

Yale University law grad Jamil Jivani has a message for other struggling kids | Toronto Star | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
“Who you are at the age of 16 or 17 is not all you can be,” says the Brampton native, whose bad marks and bad attitude in high school belied his brilliance.
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Baltimore Youth Filmmakers and Photographers Challenge Negative Perception of Their City at Film Festival | The Afro-American Newspapers | Your Community. Your History. Your News.

Baltimore Youth Filmmakers and Photographers Challenge Negative Perception of Their City at Film Festival | The Afro-American Newspapers | Your Community. Your History. Your News. | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
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Media Literacy

Media Literacy | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
This video explores how the Damsel in Distress became one of the most widely used gendered clichés in the history of gaming and why the trope has been core to the popularization and development of the medium itself.  As a trope the Damsel in...
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