Archive for September 3rd, 2009

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Sep
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‘A woman can’t feel comfortable in her body’

bodyimage1 WHYS was inundated with your comments about Lizzi Millier yesterday. Some of the comments we heard were ‘women can’t be comfortable in their bodies,’ ‘women are responsible for us being viewed as a physical object, but that’s not our fault, it’s about how we’re conditioned’ and ‘women are always going to have insecurities’. Really? Are those statements true? Continue reading ‘‘A woman can’t feel comfortable in her body’’

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Sep
09

On air: Is this photo a big deal?

Glam-cover-for-blogLizzie-Miller-for-blogLizzi Miller is an American model and in a small photo in the US mag Glamour, she’s pictured with what looks to me like a very small roll of fat on her stomach. (Update: we now have permission to use it – so here it is.) Continue reading ‘On air: Is this photo a big deal?’

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Sep
09

Should public nudity be a crime?

nakedJustin Holwell took his clothes off when he had his hour on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth. Are you offended? Some people certainly were. Should such nudity be criminal in your country? If you were in the Square, would you mind if your children had seen him? Do we all need to shift our attitudes towards nudity, or to stay put and make sure public nudity is completely unacceptable?

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Sep
09

Is Tintin racist ?

tintin 2Tintin first appeared in 1928.

A Congolese accountant wants to sue the Belgian comic character  because he says Tintin is propaganda for colonialism. – and amounts to “racism and xenophobia”. Continue reading ‘Is Tintin racist ?’

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Sep
09

Why don’t we give drug companies enough credit?

pfizerThe blogosphere is alive with comments about the record breaking US$2.3bn fine that the American Department of Justice has slapped on drug company Pfizer. A quick look at the blogs will show you that according to many “Big Pharma” is finally getting the expensive medicine it deserves.

But is that entirely fair? Continue reading ‘Why don’t we give drug companies enough credit?’

03
Sep
09

Who would you like to speak to?

While recording some links for our new promo film I wanted to emphasise how WHYS prides itself on connecting our community with people with power and influence that you’d like to speak to…. Continue reading ‘Who would you like to speak to?’

03
Sep
09

STOP SHOUTING !!

capsHere’s a story about a woman in New Zealand who lost her accountancy job after sending “confrontational” e-mails with lots of block capitals.

The recipients feel like the sender is shouting at them.

Continue reading ‘STOP SHOUTING !!’

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Sep
09

Is the West too reliant on drugs companies?

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Drugs company giant, Pfizer, has agreed to pay a record 2.3 billion dollars in a settlement about improperly marketing its drugs in the US and giving doctors perks to encourage them to write prescriptions.

Continue reading ‘Is the West too reliant on drugs companies?’