Il cancro e la sessualizzazione dell’immagine della donna nelle campagne per la prevenzione


Originally posted on il ricciocorno schiattoso:

Come hanno fatto altri blogger, ho aderito alla lettera aperta de “Le Amazzoni Furiose” contro la campagna “Nastro Rosa 2015″. Invito pertanto i miei lettori a seguire il link e a leggere le motivazioni addotte ed eventualmente a inviare la propria adesione all’indirizzo

anna-tatangelo-per-liltOggi vorrei concentrarmi su una delle suddette motivazioni, quella che denuncia un uso strumentale del corpo femminile”.

Le promotrici dell’iniziativa spiegano in intervista pubblicata da Repubblica che l’iniziativa non è “contro la Tatangelo ma contro l’uso del corpo della donna sessualizzato”:

…se per pubblicizzare la campagna di prevenzione per il tumore al seno si usa una donna bella, famosa, giovane (anche troppo) che si abbraccia il seno ammiccando, chi con un tumore sta combattendo o chi con i tumori ci lavora tutti i giorni, si arrabbia. Il corpo della donna ancor più nella nella malattia deve essere rispettato, tutelato, proprio per tornare…

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Is Scala the true heir for Java?


Answer by Yang Zhang:

Here's what the JVM language leadership has to say about Scala:

  • James Gosling, one of the people behind Java, when asked "Which Programming Language would you use now on top of JVM, except Java?", gave an answer that was "surprisingly fast and very clear: Scala"…
  • Neal Gafter, Java language designer, endorses Scala in the Programming In Scala book: "Will Scala be the next great language? Only time will tell. Martin Odersky and his team certainly have the taste and skill for the job. One thing is sure: Scala sets a new standard against which future languages will be measured."
  • Charles Nutter, creator of JRuby: "Scala, it must be stated, is the current heir apparent to the Java throne. No other language on the JVM seems as capable of being a "replacement for Java" as Scala, and the momentum behind Scala is now unquestionable."…
  • James Strachan, creator of Groovy: "I can honestly say if someone had shown me the Programming in Scala book by by Martin Odersky, Lex Spoon & Bill Venners back in 2003 I'd probably have never created Groovy."…

Is Scala the true heir for Java?

What is the appeal of server-side JavaScript?


Answer by Ryan Grove:

There are several reasons why server-side JavaScript is rapidly gaining momentum:

  • It allows you to use the same language on the server and the client. This increases the amount of code that can be shared and decreases the cost and effort required to hire developers, since you don't need to hire different people to write code in different places. An expert in client-side JavaScript can quickly become an expert in server-side JavaScript. Plus, JavaScript is the most popular programming language in the world, so there are quite a few people who are already good at it.
  • It's crazy fast. Node.js (which is where most of the server-side JS buzz is these days) is an incredibly fast evented IO framework that makes it a cinch to write highly scalable network programs.
  • JavaScript is awesome. Although it has many notorious "bad parts", JavaScript is pretty awesome on the whole. It's object-oriented, dynamically typed, prototypal, and it supports lambdas and closures. This allows for rapid development and makes the language flexible enough and expressive enough to meet a wide range of needs.
  • The recent revival of the browser wars means that there are several excellent JavaScript engines all competing with one another to get faster and better. Since many of these engines can also be used to run server-side JS, this means there's a good selection of excellent JavaScript engines to choose from (although Node.js currently only runs on V8).
  • Node.js showed up at the right time. PHP, currently the most popular server-side language, has been mired in community squabbling amidst a large effort to refactor its character encoding support, while also losing developer mindshare to the many excellent Ruby web frameworks that have appeared in the last few years. But Ruby web frameworks, and the language itself, have become notorious for having performance issues and sometimes being hard to scale (although some of this perception is based on misinformation), so the appearance of a new highly performant, highly scalable evented IO framework built on top of the world's most popular programming language couldn't have been better timed.

What is the appeal of server-side JavaScript?