The Daily Populous

Tuesday February 11st, 2020 evening edition

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Corporate feminism like this tends to smooth the edges off the movement’s radicalism by frantically waving pink pompoms in our faces, turning the idea of “girl power” into an aesthetic.

It’s not overall a terrible thing to promote encouraging messages in the name of equality, or something like it.

But one side effect of being so blatantly pandered to, with the endgame of getting us to buy what they’re selling, is a bone-deep, irritated exhaustion.

It was nice, in theory, for Steve Martin and Chris Rock to acknowledge the fact that women got shut out of the best director category yet again.

It was…well, something, for them to say, “all women are superheroes” and get a lengthy cheer for the sentiment.

She, as she so eloquently puts it, has a mind as well as a soul, as well as a heart.

No amount of lip service, no matter how loud and sparkly, could beat that. »

Outcry over reports of mass assault at New Delhi, India, women's college

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The men barged onto the Gargi College campus in South Delhi last Thursday, on the final day of a school festival, allegedly molesting and sexually assaulting the female students en masse, according to a statement issued by the General Body of Students.

New Delhi police said it had filed an official complaint against unidentified people for trespassing, as well as assaulting and harassing women, at a Delhi college last week.

The Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women, Swati Maliwal, visited the college on Monday to meet with students and the administration. »

#FireChuckTodd Trends After MSNBC Anchor Quotes Article Comparing Bernie Sanders Supporters to Brownshirts

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The hashtag #FireChuckTodd was trending on Twitter overnight as the MSNBC anchor faced a social media backlash for quoting a column that described Bernie Sanders supporters as a "digital brownshirt brigade.".

His decision to quote the conservative outlet outraged supporters of the Vermont senator, who took up the #FireChuckTodd hashtag and described the segment as "indefensible.".

Newsweek has contacted MSNBC for comment and will update this article with any response. »

Rage Against the Machine Announce 2020 Tour

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After announcing their reunion following a nine-year hiatus, Rage Against the Machine have mapped a 2020 world tour.

The extensive tour dates arrive after the previously announced March warm-up shows and festival headlining slots, including Coachella, Boston Calling and Firefly.

Rage Against the Machine Tour Dates. »