terça-feira, 17 de janeiro de 2017

Ainda sobre o pré-pós-verdade

Escreve Rebecca Solnit, em From Lying to Leering, na LRB:

"Clinton was constantly berated for qualities rarely mentioned in male politicians, including ambition – something, it’s safe to assume, she has in common with everyone who ever ran for elected office. It’s possible, according to Psychology Today’s headline, that she is ‘pathologically ambitious’. She was criticised for having a voice. While Bernie Sanders railed and Trump screamed and snickered, the Fox commentator Brit Hume complained about Clinton’s ‘sharp, lecturing tone’, which, he said, was ‘not so attractive’, while MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell gave her public instructions on how to use a microphone, Bob Woodward bitched that she was ‘screaming’ and Bob Cusack, the editor of the political newspaper the Hill, said: ‘When Hillary Clinton raises her voice, she loses.’ One could get the impression that a woman should campaign in a sultry whisper, but of course if she did that she would not project power. But if she did project power she would fail as a woman, since power, in this framework, is a male prerogative, which is to say that the set-up was not intended to include women.
As Sady Doyle noted, ‘she can’t be sad or angry, but she also can’t be happy or amused, and she also can’t refrain from expressing any of those emotions. There is literally no way out of this one. Anything she does is wrong.’ One merely had to imagine a woman candidate doing what Trump did, from lying to leering, to understand what latitude masculinity possesses."

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sexta-feira, 13 de janeiro de 2017

quinta-feira, 12 de janeiro de 2017

Jornal Local: boca

Na Rua do Alecrim, ao fim da manhã, ao fim da subida, duas mulheres e um homem de meia-idade. Jornal Local lá estava para registar. Diz o homem, "Não faz nenhum sentido comer-se pelo mesmo sítio por onde se fala e com que se beija." Anatomia, filosofia, poesia, azia, design de equipamento?

quarta-feira, 11 de janeiro de 2017

Sim, as palavras são importantes

 Excerto do discurso de despedida do Presidente Obama:

"It falls to each of us to be those anxious, jealous guardians of our democracy. Embrace the joyous task we have been given to continually try to improve this great nation of ours because, for all our outward differences, we in fact all share the same proud type, the most important office in a democracy, citizen.
Citizen. So, you see, that’s what our democracy demands. It needs you. Not just when there’s an election, not just when you own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime. If you’re tired of arguing with strangers on the Internet, try talking with one of them in real life.
If something needs fixing, then lace up your shoes and do some organizing.
If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clip board, get some signatures, and run for office yourself.
Show up, dive in, stay at it."

(o discurso inteiro e o vídeo estão aqui, no NYT)

segunda-feira, 9 de janeiro de 2017

"Against the advancing armies of Trumpismo"

Na morte de Mário Soares, que lutou pela democracia em Portugal e por uma Europa unida e democrática, a lembrança de que essas são conquistas sempre em cheque, sempre em construção. Este texto de Timothy Garton Ash ajuda a achar os nomes certos e a pensar nas respostas necessárias. Chama-se "Is Europe Disintegrating?" (NYRB)