3 Top Stories from Home and Away
By P.M. Fadden
WORLD VIEW – French Kiss
The country synonymous with love has been stumbling as it addresses where seduction ends and sexual harassment begins.
According to Fox News, segments of popular opinion have stated the culture of the ‘French lover’ and the ‘French kiss’ is in danger because of political correctness, yet many women in France reject his viewpoint, favoring instead that France lead the way in the fight against harassment, ubiquitous sexism and predation in France’s cultural, political and business worlds.
French feminists laud the U.S. outpouring against harassment and accuse France of having normalized sexism.
Still, some have wondered if France can address men’s behavior toward women without throwing out its Don Juan national identity.
NATIONWIDE – Products of Penitence
Detainee-made art, on exhibit in New York City and sprung from the cell blocks at Guantánamo, is raising questions about ownership of intellectual property.
According to The Miami Herald, the U.S. military has decided that art made by wartime captives at Guantánamo is government property, and officials have stopped releases of security-screened prisoner art to public.
This change — which the Herald reported was at the direction of someone not at Guantánamo — comes amid an exhibit at New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice featuring paintings and other artworks by current and former captives at Guantánamo.
According to exhibit PR, the art show, which is on view through the end of January, “will display evocative works, made by men held without trial, who paint the sea again and again although they cannot reach it.”
FRONTIER FOCUS – Piste and Pints
At Juneau, Eaglecrest Ski Area sets itself for the first installation of a much welcome libation station. Though still to contract with the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly, the ski area is working with the Alcoholic Beverage Control board and a vendor to renovate a new pub space.
The Juneau Empire reports Eaglecrest Ski Area expects the evaluation and permitting processes to last for most of this winter, but that a pub should be ready by winter 2018. The Assembly passed ordinance allows Eaglecrest to serve beer, wine, alcoholic ciders and similar beverages but does not allow the ski area to serve hard alcohol.