Posts tagged: moral panic
'Keep filming! Kill more people!'
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In a clarion call that will likely rival his insta-legendary “everything’s amazing and nobody’s happy” diatribe delivered nearly five years ago on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, comedian Louis C.K. explains — to Conan, once again — exactly why he dislikes the culture of smartphones and why he would never get one for his kids.
For Unit 6: ‘Critical Approaches’ you may want to look at the #moralpanic around the ‘American Psycho’ book and film.
Film Meme : (10/10) Movies - American Psycho (2000) ~ Dir.: Mary Harron
There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused… and my utter indifference toward it, I have now surpassed. My pain is constant and sharp… and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this, there is no catharsis. My punishment continues to elude me… and I gain no deeper knowledge of myself. No new knowledge can be extracted from my telling. This confession has meant… nothing.
Cultural appropriation - to borrow/ steal/ pick/ choose from other cultures to which you do not belong.
Here, Miley, a wealthy white woman, is taking elements from black culture in order to achieve a specific image (great article from ‘Huff Post’ - link at bottom of post)
Miley Cyrus’ status as a member of a traditionally oppressive race and class means that she is able to pick and choose what parts of black culture she wants to embrace without having to deal with the racism and racialization that black women live with every day. In short, she can imagine that she is being “ghetto” without having any concept of what living in a ghetto would really mean.
Miley is doing her best to promote herself as a part of rachet culture, which Jody Rosen describes as ”the potent sexual symbolism of black female bodies,” while simultaneously treating the black women in her videos and performances as props. She is taking elements of black culture and using them to give her the patina of street cred that she wants so badly. She is playing at being black without even trying to understand what the lived experience of being black really is. She is appropriating cultural elements without taking any time to reflect on her position of privilege and how her use of the term “ratchet” or her twerking are contributing to the oppression of black people.
Read the rest of the article here….http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/anne-theriault-/miley-cyrus-vma-performance_b_3819177.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular
A very brief history
I’m Not a Joke is a campaign spreading awareness for the LGBTI community through art and design, created by Daniel Arzola (@Arzola_d) in light of the recent violent acts against the sexually diverse community in Venezuela. It initially seeks to expand in the online community. If you’d like to share your opinion please do so via twitter using the hashtag #ImNotaJoke. Like my page on Facebook and share the posters to support the cause!
2nd year #bcotmedia students, you will be studying controversial, shocking, and banned media for Unit 6: Critical Approaches.
Start looking for examples you can create an Animation and Report for your LO3 Assignment.
Unit 6: Critical Approaches. Moral Panic Assignment
2nd year #bcotmedia students - when you return you will be creating an animation and a report investigating, debating, and analysing a Moral Panic in the Media.
Click on the ‘moral panic’ tag to get some ideas as to what you will look in to.
Fascinating article about the debate/ moral panic surrounding effects of porn on our understanding of sex.
Verisimilitude - likeness/ semblance to reality/ truth
e.g. 'Call of Duty' includes a strong verisimilitude in its faithful reproduction of actual firearms.
#bcotempathy Why do you think the UK mainstream media has shown selective empathy in this story?
I’m up for us “All Being Bostonians Today”. But then can we all be Yemenis tomorrow & Pakistanis the day after? That’s how empathy works.— Gary Younge (@garyyounge)
Empathy is the ability to recognise emotions that are being experienced by another living or fictional being.