When you make a mistake… fix it!

So if you follow any progressive feminist blogs, chances are you’ve already heard about this story out of Edmonton. A hair salon, FluidHair recently launched a set of six ads featuring images of domestic violence and high-risk lifestyles, with the tag line

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When will they riot in America?

I haven’t been paying much attention to the news. I’ve been busy. Poor excuse I know, but apparently they are rioting in England? And from what I understand it’s all over a guy getting shot by a police officer? Obviously the continued

Posted in Politics, State of Exclusion

Islam and Conscription FTW

How compatible is Islam with democracy? If you’ve been paying even a comatose level of attention to the right-wing politico media in the US for the past decade with any level of approbation above incredulity, then you’re answer might likely be, ‘not

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Rethinking Refugee Integration in Canada

In my last semester at McGill I took a directed reading course in Social Work focusing on Canada’s Refugee policy. The paper linked below (which is also in my Portfolio) argues that Canada’s approach to refugee integration needs to be

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Striking Back: Is there a need for a gender revolution?

Might violent revolution be the correct answer to the continued oppression of Women? Is it time for women around the World to start striking back? It’s not that I disagree with the timeless truisms that ‘violence begets violence,’ or that

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Mainstreaming Acceptance

Ellen talking about Tyler Clementi

Tyler Clementi’s suicide in late September this year, after being outed by his roommate, (and the tragic  slew of suicides of gay teenagers that followed) generated the ‘it gets better’movement, in what has now become an overwhelming demonstration of support and

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When ‘political spin’ becomes outright irresponsible

On October 21 2010, Vic Toews, Canada’s the Minister of Public Safety tabled Bill C49 officially titled “An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act and the Marine Transportation Security Act”. Immediately from

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