Passend dazu empfehle ich den Artikel von Laurie Penny zu Stoyas Vorwürfen gegen James Deen.

When The New York Times ultimately ran my sister’s story in 2014, it gave her 936 words online, embedded in an article with careful caveats. Nicholas Kristof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and advocate for victims of sexual abuse, put it on his blog. Soon afterward, the Times gave her alleged attacker twice the space — and prime position in the print edition, with no caveats or surrounding context. It was a stark reminder of how differently our press treats vulnerable accusers and powerful men who stand accused.

Via: My Father, Woody Allen, and the Danger of Questions Unasked (Guest Column) – Hollywood Reporter

It may seem strange that a doctrine promising choice and freedom should have been promoted with the slogan “there is no alternative”. But, as Hayek remarked on a visit to Pinochet’s Chile – one of the first nations in which the programme was comprehensively applied – “my personal preference leans toward a liberal dictatorship rather than toward a democratic government devoid of liberalism”. The freedom that neoliberalism offers, which sounds so beguiling when expressed in general terms, turns out to mean freedom for the pike, not for the minnows.

Via: Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems – The Guardian

Wenn es zu solchen Auseinandersetzungen mit der Polizei kommt – vor allem zu Sachbeschädigungen, vielleicht im Einzelfall auch zu Menschen bedrohender Gewalt, ist jedoch zunächst zu untersuchen, in welchem gesellschaftlichen Kontext die Proteste stattfanden, welche Vorerfahrungen gemacht wurden, wie die politischen Verhältnisse insgesamt gestaltet sind. Sodann ist möglichst genau zu beschreiben, wie es in den konkreten Situationen zur Eskalation kommen konnte.

via: #12.12. – Gegendemonstrationen in Leipzig – Grundrechtekomitee

The Refresh Project accomplished everything a social media campaign is supposed to accomplish: millions of Facebook likes and thousands of new Twitter followers. But it didn’t sell Pepsi. Pepsi Cola and Diet Pepsi both lost about 5 per cent of their market shares over the course of the year — a calamitous decline. The brand returned to TV.

Source: How the Mad Men lost the plot –

Rooryck said Lingua and most journals publish work by professors whose salaries are paid directly or indirectly with public funds. So why, he asked, should access to such research be blocked?

Source: Lingua editors and editorial board quit the journal, citing lack of access – Slate

Flucht und die Flüchtenden werden romantisiert, eventisiert, instrumentalisiert, fotografiert und monetarisiert. Objekte, an denen die eigene Größe oder „soziale Ader“ bewiesen werden kann. Über all das gemeinschaftliche Gemenschel und das patriotische Spätsommermärchen wird gern ignoriert, dass jedes Festivals oder Fußballspiel einen größeren logistischen Aufwand erfordert, als einige tausend Menschen institutionell und angemessen zu versorgen.

via Flüchtlingskrise 2015 – Ich war dabei – antiprodukt

We have 20 years of experience so we can put together an album which is more meaningful and culturally relevant than some playlist. I think we can work with an artist and get the best out of them. And we’re good at breaking artists, you know. You can’t just do that with a playlist from some DJ who’s playing somewhere. There have to be several things supporting each other. You can pay for likes now, can’t you, so you never really know what’s authentic and real. I think the record label still is relevant in 2015 as a way of finding a whole sort of school of artists which you like, or a state of mind which you connect with as a listener. It can be a home for your taste.

via Nothing Stays Tha Same: Mike Paradinas | Features | Clash Magazine