Media Dictionary of SLX – Speech Genres

Remember Perd Hapley? Here’s more humor extracted from looking closely at the regular features of a certain speech genre, in this case: the cable news report. From Charlie Brooker and Newswipe. … Read More Media Dictionary of SLX – Speech Genres

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Presidents Evaluating Women’s Attractiveness: 1973 and 2013

Crossposted at Sociological Images Earlier this year President Obama described California attorney general Kamala Harris “the best-looking attorney general in the country.” Even though the crowd reportedly laughed at the comment, Obama was criticized for making sexist remarks and quickly apologized to Harris. But some people claimed to be confused: why was Obama wrong to compliment a… Read More Presidents Evaluating Women’s Attractiveness: 1973 and 2013