An Egyptian court upheld the guilty ruling against actor Adel Imam of “offending Islam.” The actor did not appear in court, but his lawyers made the claim that government censors had approved his roles, therefore he did nothing wrong. The decision can be appealed: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/04/24/world/middleeast/ap-ml-egypt-comedian.html?_r=1
Adel Imam, actor in the film version of The Yacoubian Building, and countless other films failed to show up in court for his appeal on his contempt for religion charge. The case is adjourned until April: http://www.egyptindependent.com/node/749431 .
This article describes how with the technological boom of recent years and the creation of social networking sites has impacted women in a frightening way. Women are often cyber-stalked and harassed by strangers of intimate partners via e-mail, text message and through social networking sites. They even cite an instance of a man posted his ex-girlfriend’s address on craigslist along with an ad asking for a man to go there and to act out a rape fantasy…only the women wasn’t in on it. There needs to be a serious reevaluation of how people use technology and social networking sites in order to guarantee our safety. – Lenna Jones (This article cites an ECU study!)
See this example in the link below. We often discuss this in our gender classes — the continued reference to humans or people if they are male, and identification of their gender if they are female. Just review a few news articles and you can notice this. How does this affect us all psychologically? It is an example of what called the social psychologist Alfred Schutz called the “natural attitude,” and what Pierre Bourdieu might include in his idea of “habitus,” which is the set of dispositions that we carry around with us daily. This is more subtle (and perhaps….more powerful?) than direct discriminatory action. Can we reference Foucault’s idea of the internalization of disciplinary regimes?