Daily Archive: October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011

“When Steve believes in something, the power of his vision can sweep away any objections or problems.” – Trip Hawkins, former director of strategy, Apple Last night the dynamic force behind the Apple brand died peacefully. Steve Jobs is credited in large part with popularising the portable digital music player, touchscreen smartphones, all-in-one personal computers, …

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Unwatchable: Exposing the ‘blood mineral’ trade in the Congo

A new short film, called Unwatchable, has been deemed just that; unwatchable. It dramatizes the attack of an English family by the army. It vividly brings to our attention the rape and terror that takes place in the Congo (and elsewhere) on a daily basis, but it does so in such a graphic way that …

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More than Words: Does metaphor trivialise rape?

Following a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Johnny Depp has found himself in the firing line, having instigated a controversy on the issue of rape. Commenting on the downside to fame, the 48-year-old actor compared photo shoots to ‘being raped’, creating a stir among anti-sexual violence groups. He said, “You just feel like you’re being raped somehow. Raped. …

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