4 responses to “Recommended Reading for May 18, 2010”

  1. Jo

    I begin to understand now why British friends often call The Daily Mail (Janet Street-Porter’s newspaper) The Daily Fail. Just because we’re not hearing as much from lower class women/women of color/immigrant women with depression doesn’t mean they don’t have it. Sheesh!

  2. Katherine

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10645960 I just found this terrible article. An elderly woman “ran away” from a rest home without telling family, and seemed like she was well prepared for her trip. The only mention of what she actually wants was a sentence about how she didn’t think she was ready to be in a rest home. And, of course, no information was given on why the family were forcing her to live in a rest home against her will. But of course the article dwells on how relieved her family is to have found her, without mentioning whether they forced her to come back to the rest home (though it is implied).

    Ugh. How is this not elder abuse?

  3. Diane

    I don’t understand the commentary around the Janet Street Porter article (which I understand is not your own) — more like, “what we’re seeing is a woman with a powerful voice in the media encouraging stigma and discriminating against people with mental illness”. I feel thoroughly disgusted and personally wounded by her piece. The Daily “Fail” is renowned for this kind of boohickey, but it’s one of most-read newspapers in the country.

  4. Annaham

    Diane, I think the pull-quote is referring to the articles that Street-Porter talks about; I’m sorry if that was confusing!