Category Archives: Etiquette

Brands in Trauma: Oscars 2022

I won’t chastise the Academy award winner for casting himself as the lead antagonist during a mediated performance by a peer, for I am reminded of Ekhardt Tolle’s concept of pain-body. That being said, I think it is important to remember that trauma is cyclical and Entertainment brands – individual and organisational, have a responsibility to manage their performances in the workplace, because when they don’t someone is assaulted.

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It’s Crass, It’s Controversial and Nothing Short of Brilliant

Don’t like it? Turn it off. Interested in the topic, but offended by the tone and colourful language? Deal with it. Domineering is one way to describe the epidemic of women wanting it all. Which makes me ponder… have we inadvertedly abused the good work of those before us? By wanting our cake and eating it as well, have we

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Social Tech and Pro Sports: When Fans Turn Ugly

Social Technology enables access: to the good and the down right ugly of fandom. A friend, who is new to the Twitterverse sent a copy of this tweet to me today via email, with his proposed Twitter response… Thanks for your support man! #classy RT @YOUNGSTOWN4LI4E .@Mark_Sanchez F*** YOU HOPE YOU TEAR YOUR ACL ON FRIDAY — Mark Sanchez (@Mark_Sanchez)

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When Discourse doesn’t match the Social Drapery: Expectations of the Modern Australian Woman.

As an educated, professional, Australian woman – considered by some to be well past marrying age at the ripe old age of 39 and by others as just entering my prime; Ironically, I find this Open Letter to the Editor of the The Princetonian a revelation. Titled, ‘Advice for the young women of Princeton: the daughters I never had’, Princeton

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Sportsmanship or Competition Failure?

WARNING: Some sports fans may find the following footage offensive. For die hard competitors, this video could be deemed a sporting failure. Why? Because Ivan settled for second, failing to capitalise on a faltering race leader. However, in sport, as in life, it’s the little things that make all the difference. So if I was a European-based athletic brand wanting

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Disturbing post match interview

An Australian captain, confronting a former Wallaby, in a post match interview. This is disturbing for a number of reasons, although, one wonders how insecure a bloke has to be, to lunge for the jugular in a post-match interview. Although, if you were watching the (delayed) Channel 9 coverage of the Perth test match, you wouldn’t have seen it. Apparently,

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