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Smiling Children With Down Syndrome On French TV Controversy

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The debate about how to represent images of children with Down Syndrome on French TV rages on. “Smiling Down Syndrome Kids Banned from French TV in Case they Offend Post-Abortive Women” by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.  Nov 24 2016. France’s Conseil d’État (State Council) has confirmed its ban of the award-winning “Dear Future Mom” video from …

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Aziz Ansari Find Funny in Empathy

How encouraging to see that empathy – the understanding and sharing of emotions and experiences of another person (Merriam-Webster.com) – is a focus in the upcoming Netflix sitcom Master of None. In an age of Twitter storms and social shouting, does it sometimes feel that listening-to-understand gets quashed? I, for one, would love to see …

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