Two Universities In The United Kingdom Ban ‘blurred Lines’ For Promoting Rape Culture

Research and Markets: United Kingdom Trade of Copper Tubes and Pipes: Import, Export, Market Prospects – 2013-2017

Its the second university in the United Kingdom to recently take this stand, after the University of Edinburgh banned the chart-topper last week . The officers in Leeds student union collectively made the decision to ban the song, saying it undermines and degrades women. The pop hit has been widely criticized for its lyrics connoting nonconsensual sexual activity such as I hate these blurred lines, I know you want it and its music video featuring naked women alongside fully-clothed men. Alice Smart, one of the officers at Leeds student union, told the Independent that students reaction to the decision has been largely positive. A few students are asking why if we have banned this song, we arent banning everything, but weve chosen this one as an example, because its so popular, Smart explained. Blurred Lines has reached number one in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Australia. The Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) relied on similar logic when it moved to ban Blurred Lines earlier this month. EUSAs vice president pointed out that the song promotes an unhealthy attitude towards sex and consent, which violates the schools explicit policy to tackle rape culture and sexual harassment. Robin Thicke has brushed off the feminist critiques of Blurred Lines, saying its irresponsible to suggest that the lyrics are promoting rape, and noting that art is supposed to spark a conversation. But this week, the Sociological Images blog pointed out that many of the lyrics in Blurred Lines are lines that actual rapists have said to their victims. Using images from Project Unbreakable an online photo essay exhibit that features survivors holding signs noting what their rapists said to them before, during, or after their assault the sociology blog was able to match up Robin Thickes lyrics with sentences that have accompanied real instances of nonconsensual sexual activity. The issue of combating rape culture on college campuses has been especially prevalent across U.S. universities over the past year. Student activists have banded together to pressure their university administration to take rape more seriously, and work harder to create an atmosphere where sexual assault isnt tolerated and survivors are supported.

The 2002-2012 period is covered, with more emphasis on foreign trade in 2012. The report studies how United Kingdom behaves on the global market for copper tubes and pipes. It also assesses the dynamics of country’s foreign trade in copper tubes and pipes in 2002-2012. The report indicates major suppliers and consumers of copper tubes and pipes in United Kingdom. The final chapter provides in-depth analysis of prospects for the country’s foreign trade in copper tubes and pipes, as well the forecast for the development of the market for copper tubes and pipes in 2013-2017. Such parameters as trade value ($) and net weight (kg) are used in the analysis. We present average price forecast for copper tubes and pipes. More than 10 tables and diagrams comprise data on foreign trade in over 100 countries. Key Topics Covered: 1. Resume: United Kingdom Trade Of Copper Tubes And Pipes 2. United Kingdom Exports Of Copper Tubes And Pipes 3.

United Kingdom travel guide

October 2013

London is the usual gateway, and there’s enough here to keep you busy for weeks. The Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral are obvious highlights, and there are always huge queues outside Madame Tussauds’ though it’s not immediately obvious why. The city of Bath is the second most visited city in the UK, a mellow city built from quarried stone. This is a refreshing relief from the buzz of the capital and far more compact: it’s eminently walkable. It’s hard to choose amongst the country’s attractions. Within easy reach of London the city of Oxford is more than just its famous University: it’s a beautiful city of golden stone. Cambridge also has its granite charms, but is best explored by bicycle – it sits on a plain. Head west to Dorset, Devon and Cornwall for spectacular coastal views, and edge up into Wales if you want them to yourself. Visitors don’t often target the cities in Wales: it’s best known for its wild and beautiful interior and wild an undeveloped coast. The White Cliffs of Dover are seen at their best from the sea, but Kent is known as ‘the garden of England’ for good reason: pretty villages and rolling countryside is manicured to perfection. Head north and the countryside opens into meadows dotted with villages, castles and stately homes. The Lake District, immortalised in poetry over the centuries, lives up to its image, and you can escape from the rambling hordes by setting off for a challenging hike.