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jespru said: Tell me, how is Philip II viewed in Spain? Because in Dutch history classrooms, he's pretty much the devil.
Philip II has been fuelled by the propaganda of his enemies, although sometimes has been glorified.
In recent times, Philip II is admired in Spain, although he is still overshadowed by his father Charles V.
Fortunately, there are many fabulous biographies (it is an irony that many of the best historians specialized in Philip II are british) about him and his reign without manicheisms.
Sadly, films like Elizabeth, the Golden Age (about Elizabeth I of England) seem propaganda against Philip (and against Mary Tudor in the first film, against Mary Stuart…), many people believe that the Philip II of the film is the image of the real Philip and nothing could be further from the truth.
His politics in the Netherlands isn’t good but William of Orange, Antonio Pérez and many others wrote false stories about him.
I don’t understand that him to be a devil in the Dutch History classrooms, to some people don’t like his historical figure and others love his historical figure but the History must be objective. For example, many people in Spain don’t like Napoleon Bonaparte but at least in my History classrooms, he wasn’t a devil.
Personally, I love Philip II, I’m absolutely fascinated with him for many years, but he was human, he wasn’t a saint or devil.
Well, since I started university, I’ve discovered that many things you learn about history in school are extremely old-fashioned. That’s why I wanted to find out more about Felipe, because I only ever heard of him in the context of the Dutch Rebellion, and traditionally, he is depicted as the great antagonist in that conflict. It’s funny, because his father is much more positively viewed, while he held the same views about religion.
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Someone with an IP address sourcing to the House of Representatives just edited the Orange Is the New Black Wikipedia page with the telling summary of “not a woman.”
That’s right, this Congressman edited out a sentence hailing the show for including “the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real transgender woman.” What did he replace it with? Hate speech.
The Congressman called Cox a “man pretending to be a woman,” and linked to an offensive article by National Review Online aptly titled “Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman.”
The change has since been reversed and the IP address has been banned from editing Wikipedia for a month, but you can see the original edit he made in the link above.
The change was spotted by a Twitter bot which tweets out links any time a Congressional IP address edits Wikipedia.
Spread this like wildfire.
Oh my god
i don’t know if everyone else knows about this or not, but i just went onto the twitterbot’s page and this is not just about laverne cox, someone from congress has been editing multiple articles concerning transgender people (mostly women) and laverne was probably the first trans celebrity they could think of, other edits have been made including:
this is not just about laverne cox, do not just make it about laverne cox, this is not one person being transphobic towards a celebrity we like, there is someone in congress with an agenda of misinformation actively trying to slander the trans community through wikipedia.