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Barbie Has a New Body Cover Story. Photographs by Kenji Aoki for TIME Mattel releases three new body shapes for the world’s best-selling doll.

Barbie Has a New Body Cover Story

Inside the biggest change in barbie’s 57-year history–and what it says about American beauty ideals Part 1Barbie’s dress won’t fit. Gender card was ‘not the right play’ for Peta Credlin. Four prominent female commentators disagree with the former chief-of-staff’s claims of sexism.

Gender card was ‘not the right play’ for Peta Credlin

Tony Abbott’s former chief of staff Peta Credlin’s claimed last week that she was treated unfairly because she was a woman. But not everyone agrees. Four prominent Australian women have said the divisive staffer would had ‘received a kicking’ regardless of her gender. Twitter hijacks #ItsNotMarriage hashtag after offensive ad appears in The Australian. The ad placed in Monday's The Australian compares same sex parenthood to the Stolen Generations.

Twitter hijacks #ItsNotMarriage hashtag after offensive ad appears in The Australian

With parliament resuming this morning and a marriage equality bill set to be debated any day now, it's no wonder that both sides are ramping up their campaigning efforts. We've seen powerful rallies around the country over the weekend, demonstrating just how many Australians are in favour of the change. We've seen the operators of Canberra airport turn up the lights to give MPs a rainbow welcome. But we're also seeing more from the other side - and it's not pretty. In The Australian today, equality opponents Australian Marriage Forum took out a full page ad promoting the hashtag #ItsNotMarriage along with several rather unreasonable and unsavoury arguments as to why the institution should not be redefined to be more inclusive.

Theconversation. There is no excuse for Indigenous education in Australia to be in such a terrible and shameful state.


Given the billions of dollars that are allocated to primary and secondary schooling Australia-wide, the basis of the problem must be deeply rooted ideologically and educationally. The question of racism in the current curriculum must therefore be exposed. 27 Powerful Images That Sum up How Smartphones Are Ruining Our Lives - BlazePress. Thanks to smartphones we have never been so connected to people that can be as far as the other side of the world, whilst being left feeling disconnected from those right next to us.

27 Powerful Images That Sum up How Smartphones Are Ruining Our Lives - BlazePress

These illustrations highlight how smartphones are causing the death of conversation and changing social interaction as we know it. Check out these other articles: 30 Of The Most Powerful Images Ever These Controversial Illustrations Highlight the Ugly Side of Society. Police chief's 'happy snap' with Bali nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Untitled. Attorney-General Senator George Brandis and Human Rights Commission President Professor Gillian Triggs during a Senate hearing at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 24 February 2015.


Photo: Alex Ellinghausen Photo: Alex Ellinghausen "I thought you might like to hear a man's voice! " Theconversation. Self-immolation and human rights: why we need to talk about Tibet. In the past week, the number of Tibetan self-immolations in protest against the Chinese occupation has risen to 111 since 2009.

Self-immolation and human rights: why we need to talk about Tibet

Despite the increasing numbers of Tibetans self-immolating and general unrest in the region, the issues facing Tibetans are still on the fringes of Australian political and media discourse. In 2011, the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China recommended continued engagement with international governments to ensure that inherent human rights are not abused. Concern was raised again in 2012 when the United Nations human rights chief called on China to address the allegations of human rights violations in Tibet.

Human rights are nice, but they shouldn't be enshrined in law. North Korea is outraged over an upcoming conference in Washington DC about its human rights abuses, to which it has not been invited.

Human rights are nice, but they shouldn't be enshrined in law

Daly River's unemployed face disappointment and despair. By Alyssa Betts Updated.

Daly River's unemployed face disappointment and despair

Behind the Gap: breaking the education and unemployment cycle - RN Drive. The 2015 Closing the Gap report revealed that Indigenous employment has gone backwards since 2008.

Behind the Gap: breaking the education and unemployment cycle - RN Drive

RN Drive speaks to Indigenous leaders about how Australia can improve its shocking Indigenous employment figures and solve the education problems which feed them. Senior Indigenous employment and education leaders say a bold new approach is needed to 'break the cycle' of welfare dependency. There is a systematic failure in place.

Tania Major, Major Impact Foundation. The Disturbing Way Some Teens Are Really Using Instagram. Patricia Arquette uses Oscars acceptance speech to call for wage equality and... Patricia Arquette accepting her Best Supporting Actress award at today's Oscars. Photo: Getty Images. Daily Life - Do you consider yourself a feminist? Ever... Facebook shapes women's body image – just not as you'd expect. If you’re one of the world’s 1.3 billion regular Facebook users, you’ll know the feeling of being consumed by your news feed. When constructing a profile on Facebook, most people choose to present an idealised version of themselves. They upload only the best photographs of themselves to their profiles and remove any images that they find undesirable.

Facebook users post around ten million new photos every hour. This provides users with regular opportunities to compare their appearance with others. Saudi blogger faces next 50 lashes as government ignores global protests. Raif Badawi, the Saudi liberal convicted of publishing a blog, has been told he will again be flogged 50 times on Friday – the second part of his 1,000-lash sentence which also includes a 10-year jail term. The US, Britain and other western governments had all called for the punishment to be dropped but there has been no sign of any diplomatic action against Riyadh.

Amnesty International on Wednesday urged the UK government to challenge Saudi Arabia, which has ignored all protests over the case. Badawi will be given 50 more lashes outside a mosque in his home city of Jeddah unless a Saudi prison doctor determines he is not yet fit to face the punishment owing to injuries sustained last Friday. If nothing changes, he will be flogged every Friday for the next 19 weeks. One Tweet from J.K. Rowling Perfectly Shuts Down Rupert Murdoch's Anti-Muslim Rhetoric.

After the violent attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris that killed 12 Wednesday, media tycoon and News Corp. owner Rupert Murdoch shared his less-than-understanding opinion of the situation on Twitter: One Week After 'Charlie Hebdo,' Here's the Lesson No One Is Thinking About. In Pictures: 20 Trends Sweeping The Globe. The (one) simple thing fueling your social media addiction. Caitlin Dewey November 15, 2014 Facebook Demetricator: Social networking without the numbers looks less like a popularity contest and more like actual socialisation.

If friendships were ever about quality, rather than quantity, that certainly isn't the case anymore. Virtually every website that governs our social interactions these days puts numbers front and centre, like a bold-faced, numerical tally of your precise social worth. It's 300 Twitter followers, 500 Facebook friends, a mere three upvotes on that link you posted to Reddit a full three hours ago, which means it really kind of bombed.

Karl Stefanovic's sexism experiment: Today presenter wears same suit for a year. Social Media. Sociology Of Media,Social Issues Of Media,Social Issues Related To Media, Sociology Guide,Cultural Theory,Hermeneutics. Home >> Basic Concepts >> Sociology Of Media. How Disney Princesses Went From Passive Damsels to Active Heroes.