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Allow me to womansplain the problem with gendered language | Arwa Mahdawi

Allow me to womansplain the problem with gendered language | Arwa Mahdawi | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
Words such as ‘girlboss’ and ‘manspreading’ have gone from making an important point to reinforcing the differences between men and women
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Margaret Atwood Has More Hope For the Future Than People Who Read Her Books

Margaret Atwood Has More Hope For the Future Than People Who Read Her Books | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
During the International Women’s Day strike, Margaret Atwood was working hard to share her thoughts about feminism.
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Google, democracy and the truth about internet search

Google, democracy and the truth about internet search | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
Prominent football figures still in game named by players alleging sexual abuse
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Has the internet become a failed state?

Has the internet become a failed state? | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
The internet was once a land of promise, with few fears about crime or privacy. Thirty years on, scammers, thieves and spies have created a place of chaos
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Netflix's latest Black Mirror-inspired advert is basically a new mini-episode

Netflix's latest Black Mirror-inspired advert is basically a new mini-episode | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
Season three of Black Mirror is quite terrifying, depicting various dystopian futures, some frighteningly close to our own reality (“Shut Up and Dance” in particular). Even when promoting the show, Netflix has managed to creep everyone out. Their latest two-minute long advert is no exception.
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Netflix advert that makes you horrified at the idea of watching Netflix - very meta....I encourage you to watch the 'Black Mirror' series by Charlie Brooker (particularly S3 E1).
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Black Mirror, a Show on Netflix, Is Being Promoted With a Short Film About Netflix Ruining Lives

Black Mirror, a Show on Netflix, Is Being Promoted With a Short Film About Netflix Ruining Lives | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
At what point does the bleak marketing for Black Mirror stop being edgy and start actively discouraging you from watching? Because Black Mirror is worth watching, but this short seems to advocate ditching Netflix entirely.
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Are you guilty of the mobile march? How smartphones make us look daft | Shortcuts

Are you guilty of the mobile march? How smartphones make us look daft | Shortcuts | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
Smartphones: Walking while using a phone physically changes the way your legs move. This new gait isn’t the only way handsets are making us less mobile
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Books to give you hope: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Books to give you hope: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
Atwood’s dystopia is a terrifying vision of patriarchal oppression, but it is also a story of rebellion and the indomitability of the human spirit
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The not-so-secret history of comics drawn by women

The not-so-secret history of comics drawn by women | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
The head of the festival that awards comics’ most prestigious prize – the Grand Prix – claimed that women don’t appear in the history of comics. He’s wrong
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Women in comics - focus on Persepolis

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Arcadia by Iain Pears » Download Arcadia free for iPhone and iPad, and become the master of your journey through the story.

Arcadia by Iain Pears » Download Arcadia free for iPhone and iPad, and become the master of your journey through the story. | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
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Arcadia by Iain Pears review – a fantastical extravaganza

Arcadia by Iain Pears review – a fantastical extravaganza | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
This complex world-hopping caper explores the magic of storytelling, with an app that lets you navigate your own way through the text
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A Lot Of People Are Upset About A YouTuber's Fat-Shaming Video

A Lot Of People Are Upset About A YouTuber's Fat-Shaming Video | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
Nicole Arbour's video, which she says was satire, has a lot of people talking.
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Do you pronounce 'scone' to rhyme with 'cone' or 'gone'? It depends where you're from

Do you pronounce 'scone' to rhyme with 'cone' or 'gone'? It depends where you're from | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
As linguists celebrate English Language Day and Shakespeare’s birthday, what does the ever-changing way we speak reveal about us?
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G'day mate: 'Lazy' Australian accent caused by 'alcoholic slur' of heavy-drinking early settlers

G'day mate: 'Lazy' Australian accent caused by 'alcoholic slur' of heavy-drinking early settlers | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
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How Arrival Turned Linguistics Into One of the Most Gripping Dramas of the Year

How Arrival Turned Linguistics Into One of the Most Gripping Dramas of the Year | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever been to a foreign country where you don’t speak the language, you know that an inability to communicate can be frustrating, if not a bit scary. But in Arrival, when 12 shell-shaped UFOs land across the world, everything seems to hinge on the skills of Amy Adams’ linguistics expert, Louise—just as the movie itself hinges on making communication compelling.
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Facebook developed secret software to censor user posts in China, report says

Facebook developed secret software to censor user posts in China, report says | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
Software developed with Mark Zuckerberg’s support will allow third parties to monitor and suppress the visibility of posts
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A love letter to the lyrics of Levi Stubbs’ Tears by Billy Bragg | Coffee House

A love letter to the lyrics of Levi Stubbs’ Tears by Billy Bragg | Coffee House | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
With the money from her accident she bought herself a mobile home. That is not your average opening line. Most pop…
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Barack Obama on fake news: 'We have problems' if we can't tell the difference

Barack Obama on fake news: 'We have problems' if we can't tell the difference | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
The US president denounced the spate of misinformation across social media platforms, including Facebook, suggesting American politics can be affected
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The 'Dear Fat People' video is tired, cruel and lazy – but I still fight for the woman who made it

The 'Dear Fat People' video is tired, cruel and lazy – but I still fight for the woman who made it | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
Canadian comedian Nicole Arbour thinks she’s ‘hella brave’ for telling fat people to eat less and exercise more. Here’s my message for any woman who agrees with her …
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War of words erupts as guanxi, ‘Chinese helicopter’ enter Oxford dictionary

War of words erupts as guanxi, ‘Chinese helicopter’ enter Oxford dictionary | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
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PHILOSOPHY - Albert Camus

The only real question of philosophy is whether or not we should commit suicide, said Albert Camus. His thought was constantly rich and provocative (and he d...
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The best young adult books of 2015

The best young adult books of 2015 | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
The must-read young adult fiction (YA) and best teen books released in 2015. Updated weekly
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The 'Dear Fat People' video is tired, cruel and lazy – but I still fight for the woman who made it

The 'Dear Fat People' video is tired, cruel and lazy – but I still fight for the woman who made it | IBDP Year 13 Lang+Lit Cal Telfer | Scoop.it
Canadian comedian Nicole Arbour thinks she’s ‘hella brave’ for telling fat people to eat less and exercise more. Here’s my message for any woman who agrees with her …
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