Another day, another example of sexism in the media. It seems barely a day goes by without some new example of a professional woman in the public sphere being asked the sort of question that would never be asked of her male counterpart. Take for example Amal Alamuddin, human rights lawyer in her own right, […]
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At the University of Newcastle we have conducted studies of the impact of the plain cigarette packs on smokers’ ratings of appeal and perceptions of the product. We have found that plain packs are rated by long-term smokers as less appealing and attractive. The participants of our research also said that they had noticed deterioration in the quality of tobacco. They also reported that they now struggled to tell the difference between the tastes of different cigarette brands now that packs all looked the same.
Professional communicators strive to get people to think in particular ways. Whether it’s a health agency promoting immunisation or a local company flogging surfboards, the underlying techniques are quite similar.
The techniques aim to engage audiences and get them to build in their minds the meanings intended for them. Those working in the business would rarely, if ever, stop to consider the impacts of their work from a feminist view.
Sport, whether football or any other, does not give a player the right to deliberately assault or inflict harm on somebody else. So why is it that the same incident occurring on a football field is unlikely to lead to criminal charges?
Unemployment and under-employment is impeding young people’s efforts to earn, establish savings, develop professional experience and secure jobs with long-term prospects – all of which were fairly normal situations for previous generations.
But changing employment patterns and slow economic growth leave young people susceptible to the risk of becoming entangled in long-term unemployment or under-employment, or being unable to find stable work that is either only seasonal or part-time.
There are various laws aimed at indecency, offensive behaviour, filming for sexual gratification, defamation and commercial use. Yet, for the most part, taking a picture of someone without consent in a public place is more of an ethical and moral issue than a legal one.
The federal government’s Commonwealth Scholarship scheme will benefit elite universities at the expense of institutions that attract students from poor, disadvantaged and regional backgrounds, a leading vice-chancellor says.