Fionola Meredith: A smug advert for razor blades will not teach growing boys what it means to become a man BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Genuine question: how do men learn what it means to be a man? From their fathers, brothers, teachers? From their peers, first at school and later at work? Becoming a man is no longer a straightforward acceptance of inherited power and privilege. It's a complicated, difficult, contested process. Nobody, not least men themselves, are sure what being a man even means any more. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/fionola-meredith/fionola-meredith-a-smug-advert-for-razor-blades-will-not-teach-growing-boys-what-it-means-to-become-a-man-37721599.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37723605.ece/bad6e/AUTOCROP/h342/dvert-metoo_4546783.jpg Email Genuine question: how do men learn what it means to be a man? From their fathers, brothers, teachers? From their peers, first at school and later at work? Becoming a man is no … [Read more...] about Fionola Meredith: A smug advert for razor blades will not teach growing boys what it means to become a man
Advertising what does it mean
If content which is pedestrian, not polarising, pays for online advertisers, what does this mean for democracy and freedom of speech? Sarah Glozer considers the sustainability of digital advertising. Last week I was followed around the Internet by a pair of shoes. I had looked at them online as a gift for my father-in-law, but he didn’t like them, and neither did I. Yet no matter what site I visited, there they were, staring at me in their full moccasin glory. Digital advertising can be really annoying, but it can also be dangerous. It has recently been accused of perpetuating fake news, funding child abuse and interfering with democracy. Facebook, which makes most of its $US40 billion a year revenue from digital advertising, has been in the firing line, but many other businesses across the digital advertising supply chain are now feeling the pinch. It is not surprising then, that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has taken steps to toughen up regulation, or that new … [Read more...] about Tech giants need to take more responsibility for the advertising that make them billions
Family & Education By Sean Coughlan BBC News education and family correspondent 22 October 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-45939993 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Universities are being warned they could be penalised in … [Read more...] about Does it matter what degree grade you get?
Dan Hitchens 22 September 2018 9:00 AM 22 September 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Walking down the street on my lunch break, I sometimes pass a delivery man wheeling a large handcart of Japanese food. The cart bears a striking message: ‘Creating a world where everyone believes in their own authenticity.’ It raises some immediate questions: for instance, what does it mean to believe in your own authenticity? How would you go about creating a world where everyone does? And what’s it got to do with Japanese food? It’s unfair to single out the delivery service. Today, brands big and small have a Profound Statement to make. On my way home I pass a 30ft electronic billboard which displays a young couple embracing beneath a glowing night sky. The left side is filled with a portentous message: ‘Your time in the universe is finite. Don’t waste a second. Breathe it all in.’ The logo in the bottom … [Read more...] about When did advertising become so banal?
JOEL MAXWELL 05:00, July 9 2018 OPINION: To write about all things Māori, when for some the very use of te reo Māori is an act of incitement, makes the most inoffensive writing seem confrontational. I'm just a learner. A man with Māori and Pākehā parents who wants to find himself through his language. But my public displays of affection for te reo Māori send some people wobbling into nose-pinching disgust. I think this needs addressing. Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the most troublesome words I use is one of the most common in Aotearoa, and most commonly misunderstood: the word "pākehā". Did you feel an immediate clenching of muscles around your body, a flinch, at the word? Does it stimulate adrenaline? Well let's be calm and take a closer look at the word that, after all, has a pretty simple meaning. READ MORE:Bro, were we really that bad?Learning te reo has made me whole Pākehā was actually the word used for vertical cloud … [Read more...] about Joel Maxwell: What does that troublesome word Pākehā mean?