The Handbag’s Tale and why effective protests needn’t be violent
Twas the week that Margaret Atwood took her handbag to the Emmys - sorry, Margaret Atwood’s handbag took Margaret Atwood to the Emmys - and whilst some people are focusing on Issa Rae’s commentary, Dolly’s focusing on Margie and her shoulder holdall.
In MIN (more important news) a number of protests this week have got us thinking: are points best made with spitting and shouting? In specific reference to the 60-year-old woman punched at the discussion of gender, at speaker’s corner last week; and the fur protest at London Fashion Week.
Top Line highlights this week includes an update on the case of PETA vs the photographer who ‘nicked’ a monkey’s selfie; and the lunacy that is a 12-year old girl, groomed via Instagram by a paeophile into sending a topless picture of herself, facing charges for sharing pictures of an underage girl. Even though she, aged 12, is the girl in question. Legal loophole, anyone?
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Doctor Foster on BBC iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0960dlf/doctor-foster-series-2-episode-3
New Scandi noir Black Lake on BBC iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b081clh5/black-lake-episode-1
WTF with Anne Hathaway
WTF with David Remnick
David Remnick on Here's The Thing
The Power of Vulnerability:
The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson
Camila Batmanghelidjh interview with Camilla Cavendish in The Sunday Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-interview-camila-batmanghelidjh-founder-of-kids-company-sftth9077
What it’s like to be fat in France: Gabrielle Deydier on ‘grossophobia’ for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/10/gabrielle-deydier-fat-in-france-abuse-grossophobia-book-women