0 Have your say Gillette versus Piers Morgan, Millennial ‘snowflakes’ versus ‘dinosaurs’, and boring female football pundits join the equally boring male ones – society is changing in ways we all need to think about, writes Kevan Christie. The backlash against the Gillette #MeToo advert shining a light on toxic masculinity was as predictable as it was depressing. You’re seriously looking for things to be offended about if an advert for razor blades urging men to behave better towards women, other groups and each other is on the list of things guaranteed to make your blood boil. Self-appointed people’s champion Piers Morgan took umbrage at the advert – which covered sexual harassment and reframed Gillette’s marketing motif by asking “Is this the best a man can get?” – in keeping with his habit of pouring his particular brand of toxic ‘white noise’ onto whatever happens to be that … [Read more...] about #MeToo: Dinosaur generation has to realise society is changing – Kevan Christie
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1 of 22 View 22 Items Susan Walsh, Associated Press Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., center, joins Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, left, in a Instagram Live post as Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, right, watches before they participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, on prison reform legislation. A criminal justice bill passed in the Senate gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and boosts prisoner rehabilitation efforts. Related Links How Utah Sen. Mike Lee may have paved the way for Trump's new asylum plan Utah Sen. Mike Lee in Mexico, Guatemala seeking solutions to migrant caravan SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Sen. Mike Lee was still a federal prosecutor when he first heard about Weldon Angelos. Angelos, a 23-year-old music producer and father of three young children, was arrested in Utah in 2002 for selling dime bags of marijuana to a confidential police informant while carrying a gun. … [Read more...] about How a Salt Lake City drug dealer’s 55-year sentence inspired Utah Sen. Mike Lee to change America’s criminal justice system
0 Have your say IT was 2011 when I celebrated my 18th birthday, so I guess that makes me a member of the so-called “snowflake generation”. As a former linguistics student, I normally welcome language innovation and change with interest.But this term is one addition to the lexicon that I do have cause to lament. It made the Collins Dictionary ‘top 10 words of the year’ in 2016 and is defined as “the generation of people who became adults in the 2010s, viewed as being less resilient and more prone to taking offence than previous generations”.A note accompanying the definition describes the term as “derogatory” – and I, for one, believe its use to insult an entire peer group is rather unfair. I’ll start with the idea that my generation is somehow less resilient. We’re no different to any other. Like every age-group before us, we have seen and adapted to change, particularly with technological … [Read more...] about Laura Drysdale: Why the term ‘snowflake generation’ insults the intelligence of young people
POLITICS 12/31/2018 04:33 pm ET Generations past and present weigh in on everything from hitchhikers to financial windfalls to the honesty of Congress. By Ariel Edwards-Levy For more than 80 years, pollsters have been asking Americans from all walks of life to share their opinions and experiences on pretty much every imaginable topic, from the horrors of a world war to the mundanity of grocery shopping. Thousands of those surveys are archived by the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University. As this year ends, HuffPost wanted to take stock of how things have ― and haven’t ― changed over the past decades. So we looked in those archives to find a range of questions, dating as far back as 1938, that explored how earlier generations felt about everything from fashion to faith in Congress to fear of technological change. Then, in conjunction with YouGov, we asked 1,000 Americans today to respond to those same queries. … [Read more...] about These 16 Polls Show How American Thinking Has (And Hasn’t) Changed In 80 Years
They are fighting, yes, but the fight crackles with the enticing electricity that only Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn could deliver. He is storming out the door. She is throwing his golf clubs after him. The music is jaunty. He is charmingly irritated. Then he . he . he strides up to her, throws a fake punch in the air at her, opens his fist and shoves his palm into her face, slamming her onto the ground. She looks up at him with what appears to be mild exasperation. She rubs her injured neck. The rom-com musical score plays on. So begins 1940's "The Philadelphia Story": with a case of domestic assault played for laughs. Eight decades later, the movie is clearly two things: uneasy fare for a post-#metoo culture — and an enduring American classic. They exist throughout society's pop-culture canon, from movies to TV to music and beyond: pieces of work that have withstood time's passage but that contain actions, words and depictions about race, gender and sexual orientation that … [Read more...] about Old Favorites, Outdated Attitudes: Can Entertainment Expire?