Corinne Weaver is a staff writer for MRC TechWatch
Corinne Weaver is a staff writer for MRC TechWatch. Follow her on Twitter at @descarteslover.
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It seems as if social media platforms are forcing people to think in a certain way. In a letter to a director of Twitter, feminist group Fair Play for Women, based in the United Kingdom, accused Twitter of playing into transgender ideology by banning anyone who dared to speak up about it. Attached the letter were several screenshots of members of Twitter who had been banned for criticizing or speaking about transgender politics.
It's so odd to watch a liberal celebrity say one thing “for the sake of unity,” and then take it back a few sentences later.
Being woke is a constant struggle in these ever-changing times.
Actress and activist Jane Fonda, (starring in a new film this weekend about rich sad white women called Book Club), wrote a blog piece about how racism is perpetuated in America. In her hard-hitting celebrity analysis, she wrote that Trump, rooted in the “bedrock of White Supremacy,” has a “fear of multiracial unity.”
Social media platforms must work with both sides of the political spectrums if they wish to maintain neutrality. That was the message to top social media companies from a top Republican.
For all that the Democrats talk about feminism and equality for women, they sure have a knack for linking themselves to Hollywood sex scandals.
It’s ironic to watch people who advocate for women’s rights and pro-abortion policies stand by men who have been accused of sexual harassment.
Entertainment media’s obsession with first female presidents continues to spiral out of control. Netflix’s new film, First Ladies, starring Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro, focuses on the rise of the “first female president” who also happens to be lesbian.
Don’t ever threaten the liberals’ imagined right to abort. It might just be unsafe. After the Trump administration proposed that health clinics such as Planned Parenthood could not accept federal funds and provide abortions, feminists and media figures raised an uproar.
Sympathy and charity are the natural reactions to a tragedy. Using the deaths of innocent people as an immediate platform for political gain is inhuman. So, naturally, that’s the route Hollywood elitists chose to take just hours after the school shooting in Santa Fe that left 10 dead and several injured.
It wouldn’t hurt some people to crack open a history book. Reading The Federalist Papers might be too much to ask of some of Hollywood’s elite, but they could at least sparknote it.
Why Hollywood directors feel the need to levy their judgment on the current state of politics is anyone’s guess. Somehow the elite feel that wealth and media exposure gives them a virtuous pulpit to preach from.
The United States is proud to have Israel as an ally. But you’d never know it from watching the liberal media’s reactions to the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. As the embassy opened on Monday, May 14, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that it “was the right thing to do,” and praised Trump. On Twitter, back in the states, the media raged. Women’s March co-founder Linda Sarsour tweeted, “Today is a sad and enraging day. #Jerusalem.”
Mother’s Day has turned from a family-based event to a reason for more liberal grandstanding.
My religion is not your designer ball gown. Nor is it meant to be fetish art. At the 2018 Met Gala, hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, the theme of the show, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” was taken and blatantly exploited by the celebrity guests in designer outfits meant to channel religious themes taken from Catholicism
Hollywood wants people to see America as a dystopia – or so it seems in one new music video. In a music video released by Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) called This is America, the artist came together with four other rappers to apparently reveal the bleakest aspects of America. Feted by the media as “powerful” and a “masterpiece,” the May 5 video portrays riots, violence, a church choir shooting, drug abuse, suicide, and fear, while Gambino/Glover raps in the background, “This is America.”
Its startling to see who is considered influential in the media and entertainment industry. At the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on May 5, director Ava DuVernay spoke about the importance of activism in art. The filmmaker, who just finished a film for Disney (A Wrinkle In Time) called the United States a “leaderless country” and indirectly hit at current politicians for what she considered to be their failures.
While Facebook spends so much time trying to “curb hate speech” and ensure neutrality, it seems to have missed one thing: ISIS terrorists using the platform for their own devices. According to CBS and The Telegraph, Facebook “inadvertently help[ed] Islamist extremists connect and recruit new members.”
Being offended can only get one so far. Just look at the liberal media.
After many news outlets criticized The Simpsons for the character of Apu, for being an “Indian stereotype,” the show’s creator, Matt Groening, finally addressed the controversy. But not quite the way the left wanted him to.
Since when did it become art to ruin and destroy the image of Christian religion?
The Hollywood Reporter released information today about the upcoming film Blessed Virgin, a film which centers around … wait for it … a “visionary nun whose illicit relationship with another nun led to her execution.”
For whatever reason, going against the political tide is considered bad.When rapper Kanye West unleashed a twitter storm last week expressing support for Trump and conservatives, the backlash was overwhelming. This weekend, west coast rapper (and Snoop Dogg’s cousin) Daz Dillinger posted a video to Instagram calling for street gang the Crips to “fuck up Kanye.”