Monthly Archives: January 2016

Oscar Nominations too White? More to the Point

Jada Pinkett-Smith, Will Smith and Spike Lee are within their right to boycott next months Oscars over the lack of “people of color” in the acting nominations for the 2nd year in a row. But my favourite “Aunt Viv” – … Continue reading

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Shami Chakrabarti is Leaving Liberty

Shami Chakrabarti  will step down after 12 years as head of the UK’s civil liberties and human rights advocacy group Liberty. Good for her. Shami’s departure from Liberty is a blow to the British public’s battle to defend its civil liberties … Continue reading

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Gayle’s Poor Shot at Female Interviewer

Chris Gayle’s sexist antics during an interview with Ten broadcaster Mel McLaughlin this week was awful. If only McLoughlin had responded to Gayle flirtatious date request by saying  “can we stick to talking about cricket please?”. Then she would have put the … Continue reading

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