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57 - Criado-Perez Scare: What Turns Men into Misogynist Bullies?

Coline Covington Karnac Books ePub

As another man is arrested, a psychoanalyst's take on why men today might feel insecure and attack women

“A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.” This advice comes from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The year was 1813. Not much has changed—or has it?

Now Jane Austen is to grace our £10 notes thanks to the persuasiveness of Caroline Criado-Perez, who argued that we need another woman, apart from the Queen, to appear on our banknotes. (Winston Churchill had been the favoured option.)

But the Bank's decision to accept her argument has triggered a wave of social media misogynist bullying, initially aimed at Criado-Perez, and rapidly spreading to prominent women who have taken her side. They have received threats of rape and death.

So what has changed since Austen cautioned women to keep a low profile? And why are we seeing an outburst of virulent hatred towards women now?

Animosity between the sexes is nothing new. Noting the anxiety caused by the perception of difference between the sexes, Freud coined the phrase “narcissism of minor differences” in his 1917 essay The Taboo of Virginity. Hatred of difference—of “otherness”—is embedded in our psyches and only mitigated by our need for the other. The anxiety caused by otherness is that it is something unknown and beyond our control.

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21. Strings and Internationalization

Ian F. Darwin O'Reilly Media ePub

All the worlds a stage, wrote William Shakespeare. But not all the players on that great and turbulent stage speak the great Bards native tongue. To be usable on a global scale, your software needs to communicate in many different languages. The menu labels, button strings, dialog messages, title bar titles, and even command-line error messages must be settable to the users choice of language. This is the topic of internationalization and localization. Because these words take a long time to say and write, they are often abbreviated with their first and last letters and the count of omitted letters, that is, I18N and L10N.

If youve got your strings in a separate XML file as we advised in Chapter 1, you have already done part of the work of internationalizing your app. Arent you glad you followed our advice?

Android provides a Locale class to discover/control the internationalization settings. A default Locale is inherited from the users language settings when your app starts up.

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4 Into the Picture

Sandra Petrowitz Rocky Nook-IPS ePub

Subjects Need Their Space

In the previous chapter, we discussed opting not to position the main subject where everyone expects it. But where to place it instead? There is no simple, universal answer to the question as each particular photo is different. And the position of the subject isn’t everything; the subject’s line of view or direction of movement and the desired message all make their contribution.

In addition to the rule of thirds that has already been mentioned, there is another rule of thumb that’s just as practical – unless, of course, you have a deliberate reason to ignore it: Give any main subject that is looking or moving in a particular direction some visual space in the area at which it is looking, moving, driving, or flying. Make it clear to the viewer what the subject is looking at or moving toward. In other words, a subject should look or move into your image rather than looking or apparently attempting to move beyond it. Viewers subconsciously wonder what a subject is looking at or where it’s going, and instinctively try to follow that path with their own gaze to find out. If your subject is looking or moving beyond the edges of your photo, viewers won’t be able to find any answers to their questions, at least not within the frame.

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16 Encore

Aimee La Brie University of North Texas Press PDF
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Les Éventails :

Edmond de Goncourt Parkstone International ePub



Poème de Sangi Hitoshi (Minamoto no Hitoshi),
de la série Cent Poèmes expliqués par la nourrice
 (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki), 1835.

Nishiki-e (gravure sur bois polychrome),

24,7   x   36,7   cm . British Museum, Londres.





Signalons un album de douze dessins d’éventails, dont quelques-uns sont de petites merveilles ; on y trouve des oiseaux, une sauterelle sur une lanterne aux ombres chinoises ou encore un champignon tombé sur des feuilles de momiji. Ces dessins d’éventails, portent la signature de Hokusai (collection Hayashi). Dans la même collection, citons :


- Un marchand d’écumoires de thé en bambou ; signé : « Hokusai Taito ».

- Un chrysanthème sur un large dessin, un peu lavé de rose sur l’encre de Chine ; signé : « I-itsu Hokusai changé de nom ».

- Deux moineaux ; signé : « Hokusai ».

- Des maigres se grisant de saké, un dessin caricatural ; signé : « Taito »

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