Stories about East Asia
In this WordFrames post, we explore the tricky and complicated media conversations around "insurgents" and "terrorists" in reference to the Rohingya, specifically members of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, from Myanmar.
References to Muslims or Islam are common whether the story is about a lone wolf killer or a terrorist. We need to find better ways to characterize people who cause terror and a language that does justice to everyone touched by it.
English-language media seem obsessed with sex in Japan. Geishas, boys who refuse sexuality, women who refuse to marry, androgyny, erotic robots, sex manga: these topics appear to dominate international coverage, creating an exotic and reductive view of Japanese culture. However, it's hard to know whether this obvious tendency in...