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Links I found interesting for 25-07-2013

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chess
Jul. 25th, 2013 08:37 am (UTC)
I think the lentils quote is actually damaging to Jack's point, because if I was reading that headline and tagline in isolation, I would feel very justified in going 'well, beggars can't be choosers, if that's the face of modern poverty - that people can't satisfy their _preferences_ - we're doing pretty well'. Which isn't the content of the story at all.
nwhyte
Jul. 25th, 2013 09:13 am (UTC)
I admit I selected the quote after I had read the story rather than before: I think it sums up the sassy, sardonic attitude of this young woman who has managed to produce a poverty-line cookbook despite the best efforts of the state to keep her and her child in penury. But I can see that out of context it may not say that to everyone.
inulro
Jul. 25th, 2013 11:00 am (UTC)
I agree with chess. I found the quote a bit off putting out of context, but when I read the whole article it made sense. Not the best use of a tag line on the Guardian's part if they're on her side!
artw
Jul. 26th, 2013 08:53 pm (UTC)
The Guardian's subtitle includes the words "feeding herself and her son for £10 a week". Any reader who didn't start with nwhyte's link would read those words before they got to the bit in smaller type about the lentils. If readers are able to think that a person feeding a small child and herself for that sum of money is being a "chooser"... well then, yes, then it was not the best photo caption, but I'm not sure what tag line would get through to people like that.
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