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Thursday, 2 May 2013

Postscript: The heroine of French marriage equality

In what can only be a sign of her increased power as a French political figure, Christiane Taubira, the Cabinet Minister who pushed through marriage equality, is the subject target of some sparkling satire.

Google and you will discover that she is People Magazine's 'Sexiest Politician Alive'.
For the second year in a row, our gorgeous hottie beat out some other equally hot women for the number one spot! And we can't say we disagree!
Twitter Frenzy
Within minutes of Christiane Taubira being announced as this year’s winner, it had become the top trending topic on Twitter:
Christiane Taubira
Sexiest Politician Alive
She is unquestionably beautiful, she’s been smartly building her career on more than her looks,” wrote one fan.
#Christiane Taubira being named THE Sexiest Woman Alive makes her boyfriend the luckiest Man Alive?” joked another one.
Not only that but she is the 'Highest-Paid Politician in the World'!
The French politician has an estimated net worth of $185 million. She owes her fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. She also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Taubira Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Cayenne Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondertaubira - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Christiane) and a fashion line called “Christiane Taubira Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Taubira fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
Then there is her adorable dog 'Spinee' (who also appears to be owned by Bill Gates and a former Chelsea player, according to the Guardian) and is 'Recovering from Surgery'.
Throughout the night the French politician posted updates to her numerous followers, about her dog’s delicate condition. “Spinee came out of the anesthetic well … her vital signs are good … your prayers are working,” she Tweeted.
Christiane Taubira continued tweeting about her pup’s prognosis throughout the night and it appears the pooch is on the mend. By Wednesday morning, things continued to look good. “The Spinee Report: Her vital signs are good… pink gums … sleeping peacefully… recovering as hoped,” she said. “Not out of the woods yet. Prayers working :)
Er, maybe not. It's these guys -- Mediamass:
The project's name is an ironic reversal of portmanteau “mass-media” (media for the masses) in “media-mass” which here means “media en masse” as mass production and therefore mass consumption are the object of our criticism.

The website is the medium of our satire to expose with humour, exaggeration and ridicule the contemporary mass production and mass consumption that we observe

Also it will not only mock the procuders (mainstream media, journalists) as it is common when questioning and criticizing mass media, but also the consumers as one cannot exist without the other. Sensationalism, lack of verification of information, ethics and standards issues are only symptoms of the actual social and economic order. This is particularly obvious when observing the role of social networking sites in spreading rumours.

We won’t change the world, but at least we'll laugh trying.
Ha! Cet homme a la satire, il emporte la pi├Ęce.
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