Saturday, December 23, 2017

Overly Broad Strokes, Not pushin' that envelope, myopic, and a breakthrough...

Painting a whole gen like this?!:
"UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ, for insisting on the importance of free speech on campus at a time when, as she herself acknowledged, “we have a generation of students now who are much more willing to think about restrictions on speech.”"
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-santa-naughty-nice-trump-20171223-story.html

Then in that same piece LAT also herald: "The Academy of Motion Pictures, for an awards season that wasn’t #Oscarssowhite (though it is still way too #LightonLatinos and #AintmanyAsians.)"

But just a few weeks ago it was:http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-oscars-2018-predictions-diversity-20171129-story.html and included:"“It appears back to business as usual, unfortunately,”"


And just today their content has generated this feedback:

Twitter Skewers Los Angeles Times — And Stars — For All-White Actress Cover
HuffPost
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/all-white-actress-cover-los-angeles-times-envelope_us_5a3dc12ae4b0b0e5a7a22dbd



https://www.glamour.com/story/twitter-is-not-pleased-about-this-magazine-coverwith-good-reason

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/12/twitter-slams-la-times-for-all-white-magazine-cover/


Here's Why Twitter Is So Angry About This Hollywood-Themed Cover
http://www.refinery29.com/2017/12/186196/la-times-hollywood-envelope-issue-2017

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This Title IX just settling at UC Berkeley: "UC Board of Regents settles sex harassment complaint against professor "
http://www.dailycal.org/2017/12/22/campus-settles-sex-harassment-claim-professor-nezar-alsayyad-80k/

And SF Gate:

https://www.sfgate.com/education/article/UC-Berkeley-settles-sex-harassment-claim-against-12442973.php


In light of all the decades-long UC Title IX problems, problems recognized by many on all sides of the issue,

And in light of a decades-long UC Regent (whose been at the helm during these UC IX problems) mentioned here:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jennifer-lawrence-receive-sherry-lansing-award-at-hollywood-reporter-women-entertainment-breakfast-1047590

It can feel like a disconnect ... A feeling perhaps of one woman's accolade can be another woman's Coin/Snow, so to speak...

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Some of the coverage can lead some other subject matter experts to even ask a question like this:

"Is #metoo for colleges and sports?"
http://title-ix.blogspot.com/2017/12/is-metoo-for-colleges-and-sports.html

- because the myopia can be real and it can even be used as a tool. recall all those folks using the line that they are 'steeped in academia, academic life and yet don't know anything about that Title IX thing ' - that stance has been used as a tool in a narrative to skew policy.

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Persisting to... a breakthrough:


http://news.berkeley.edu/2017/12/20/first-step-toward-crispr-cure-of-lou-gehrigs-disease/

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