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Jul. 16th, 2012 07:43 pm
taelle: (Default)
Russian coverage of foreign cultural/social news is so depressing, and mostly directed at ridiculing human rights movement, tolerance, LGBT acceptance etc. I never trust anything Russian mass media says and try to find English-language sources, but...

Basically, everyone and their aunt reposted that the Amsterdam city court forbid the Russian children's movie Guest from the Future on the whole territory of Netherlands after the petition of Human Rights Watch, because the movie promotes LGBT intolerance. This all sounds fairly absurd, but I can't google up a single non-Russian mention of _anything_ connected with Russian movies and Amsterdam and Human Rights Watch... Grrr. Maybe I am missing some trace.

UPD: Ah, this is just plain fake news - very much in the current trend though, judging by the comments of people indignantly reposting it.

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Mar. 7th, 2012 06:24 pm
taelle: (sad)
Fuckity fuck fuck. A major Russian publisher publishing a SF anthology with some of the major Russian SF writers... on the theme of 'dystopia set in the world of total political correctness'. Editorial blurb talking about 'the world where the aggressive incoming cultures and ideologies stomped all over the friendly host culture' and 'traditional relationships are considered barbarian'. With the title of 'Ruthless tolerance', and the cover showing a dystopian cityscape with rainbow flags hoisted'.

... feeling rather sick.

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Feb. 10th, 2012 10:01 pm
taelle: (Default)
So, our municipal council did approve that Church-inspired amendment about prohibition of LGBT propaganda. ... You know, I am proud that my representative voted against it. That's what elections are for, aren't they?

... and I keep thinking about the March presidential elections, how the bulletin won't have any single person I could in good conscience vote for.

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Feb. 3rd, 2012 08:50 am
taelle: (Rylance Prospero)
Sometimes I feel like our country is a distorted mirror of everything that goes in the rest of the world. From a leading candidate in the elections who says that elections are dirty and unpleasant and he's not going to campaign because he has work to do, to professional psychologists who don't know the difference between sex and gender.

Also, a very typical thing: a Russian blogger asking her readers to go sign the petition against ACTA says something along the lines of "of course such things are useless and we are just lemmings who can't do anything, but this time even big players like Google are against this thing, so maybe it makes sense to try and stop it".

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