Image is everything

You may have seen the case of Brock Allen Turner hit the headlines recently.

Brock (who is 20) was recently convicted of serious sexual assault, after being found lying on top of an unconscious woman outside a university party. Although he was found unanimously guilty of multiple charges, the judge decided to offer him the minimum sentence – saying that “a prison sentence would have a severe impact on him …

Letters from the victim and from Brock’s father have been published (it is safe to say there is more support and sympathy for the former).

In 2012, a 17 year old called Trayvon Martin was shot and fatally killed by a volunteer security guard while walking home from a store.

See below for an example of how each of these two young men were presented in the media:

THIS! #brockallen #trayvonmartin #rape #whitemaleprivilege

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Image is everything…

Oh, and if you are confused about the issue of consent, please watch this video. In fact, please watch this video even if you think you are not confused about consent:

Twitter erupts as BBC struggle to keep Tory Election Fraud under wraps until after May elections

Twitter erupts as BBC struggle to keep Tory Election Fraud under wraps until after May elections

With over 30,000 tweets today, the hashtag #ToryElectionFraud has been trending on Twitter at number 3, and is currently (at the time of writing) the sixth most tweeted about issue.

However, with such a big political news story currently unfurling, you would have expected the media to be all over it like a rash – just as they were with the Ken Livingstone anti-Semitism saga last week.

Despite the furore that Channel 4’s investigation has created, there has been virtually no other coverage from the mainstream media of this deeply undemocratic scandal. And Twitter was rightly outraged at the lack of coverage…

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