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The Daily Recap - Monday 8th of August 2022

Your daily dose of news stories in the world of intersectional feminism.



Trigger Warning: This post mentions an ableist slur.


Famous Artist Features Ableist Slur In New Album


Eminem is the latest artist to be called out for using an ableist slur in his music.


Over the weekend, the award winning rapper released his album 'Curtain Call 2.'


The album's first song, 'Godzilla,' features the ableist slur, 'spaz.'


Yes, the song was originally released in 2020, however, this easily could have been re-recorded.


Only recently, Beyonce and Lizzo were called out for using that word in their newly released albums.


And after receiving online backlash, both women apologised and changed the lyrics within a matter of days.



Disability advocate Hannah Diviney was one of the key people to call out Beyonce and Lizzo for their ableist lyrics and educate people about ableist slurs.


"It would be remiss of me not to call it out with the same energy, frustration and exhaustion that I had with Lizzo and Beyonce," says Hannah, "I’m just so tired, I don’t know what to do - I don’t want to be doing this anymore."


In an article written for HireUp, Hannah says she doesn't understand how people in Eminem's team wouldn't advise the rapper to change the lyrics.


"How did no one in Eminem’s team - people who are paid to keep an eye on the pulse of the music industry - not see what’s been going on over the last six weeks and foresee that if they re-released this song in the current moment, all hell would break loose?" she says, "I know it’s time-consuming and expensive to re-record a song but, as Beyoncé & Lizzo have so graciously shown recently, it can be done."


 

Popular Fast Food Store Offered People Chicken As A Form Of Payment


A Chick-fil-A store in North Carolina offered to pay 'volunteers' chicken instead of money.

"We are looking for volunteers for our new drive thru express!" the fast food store wrote on Facebook, "earn 5 free entrees per shift (1 hr) worked."


Despite the online backlash, the American store didn’t back down and claimed this 'volunteer opportunity' was different to the usual paid drive thru role.




According to the American Fair Labor Standards Act, employers must pay employees for their services.


A Chick-fil-A spokesperson told the Washington Post that the store has "decided to end the program."


The spokesperson claims the volunteer program was "not endorsed by Chick-fil-A, Inc."


 

Digitally Altered Photos Of UK Influencers May Soon Come With A Warning


In an attempt to combat body dysmorphia, UK politicians want images of photoshopped bodies on social media to display a warning logo.


If made into law, influencers could be fined for posting digitally altered sponsored content without a warning disclaimer.


This can include photoshopping the body's proportions and skin tone.


And according to reports, the warning label will be similar to the hashtags often used for sponsored posts including - #ad, #spon or #paid .


France, Israel and Norway have all introduced similar 'photoshop laws' to help combat harmful body image pressures on social media.


It's unknown when this law will be put into action in the UK.


 

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