The Handbag’s Tale and why effective protests needn’t be violent

Twas the week that Margaret Atwood took her handbag to the Emmys - sorry, Margaret Atwood’s handbag took Margaret Atwood to the Emmys - and whilst some people are focusing on Issa Rae’s commentary, Dolly’s focusing on Margie and her shoulder holdall.

In MIN (more important news) a number of protests this week have got us thinking: are points best made with spitting and shouting? In specific reference to the 60-year-old woman punched at the discussion of gender, at speaker’s corner last week; and the fur protest at London Fashion Week.

Top Line highlights this week includes an update on the case of PETA vs the photographer who ‘nicked’ a monkey’s selfie; and the lunacy that is a 12-year old girl, groomed via Instagram by a paeophile into sending a topless picture of herself, facing charges for sharing pictures of an underage girl. Even though she, aged 12, is the girl in question. Legal loophole, anyone?

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WATCHING/ LISTENING

Doctor Foster on BBC iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0960dlf/doctor-foster-series-2-episode-3

New Scandi noir Black Lake on BBC iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b081clh5/black-lake-episode-1

WTF with Anne Hathaway
http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-801-anne-hathaway-aimee-mann

WTF with David Remnick
http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-830-david-remnick

David Remnick on Here's The Thing
http://www.wnyc.org/story/htt-david-remnick/

The Power of Vulnerability:
https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Health-Personal-Development/The-Power-of-Vulnerability-Audiobook/B00CYKEBVI

The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson
https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Film-Radio-TV/The-Butterfly-Effect-with-Jon-Ronson-Audiobook/B073JVBDTM

READING

Camila Batmanghelidjh interview with Camilla Cavendish in The Sunday Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-interview-camila-batmanghelidjh-founder-of-kids-company-sftth9077

What it’s like to be fat in France: Gabrielle Deydier on ‘grossophobia’ for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/10/gabrielle-deydier-fat-in-france-abuse-grossophobia-book-women

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