Donald Trump, leader in the GOP bid for US Presidency, theorizes that autism is caused by vaccines, and that this belief informs his platform regarding public health and disability issues. Autism, its imagined causes and its relation to various social issues, is up for national debate—but actual autistic individuals are never included in the conversation. Advocates for disability justice are marginalized by the U.S. public sphere, while their identities are scrutinized and co-opted by individuals… [read more »]
Facebook is a universal connector, but its interpretation varies from culture to culture. Just look at the way each individual nation approaches the social network in its corresponding hit pop song. American Facebook songs tend to be ironic and they harbor frustration. Middle Eastern Facebook songs are romantic love ballads. The Indian treatment paints Facebook with a rose-tinted screen filter; they write about how the site is so great.
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