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Venus Noire, Video Vixens & Blackface

I recently attended a screening of a film called Venus Noire, which portrayed the life of an infamous South African woman’s life as the star of a 19th century freakshow in Europe, attracting attention because of her unique and “exotic” … Continue reading

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In This Week’s News…

Let’s just say it’s been a weird week. And I’m back to finally put in my two cents… For those who know me personally, I survived the summer of hell in Manitoba and learned many life lessons. One of the … Continue reading

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Lupe Fiasco has Good Intentions…

But he still misses the mark. This week, I’m borrowing from one of my favorite gender studies lectures this year. Early last semester my pop culture prof had us watch rapper Lupe Fiasco’s “Bitch Bad” music video, one of his … Continue reading

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How I Rediscovered My Love for George Orwell

I was doing the Monday night routine helping tutor my usual group of high school girls when one of them presents her essay assignment about George Orwell’s Animal Farm, wanting to brainstorm some of the key themes with me and … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day: A History

Up until recently, I spent the majority of my Valentine’s Days single. Most of the stereotypical messages and images surrounding the “holiday” have to do with the juxtaposition between the joy of romance and the sadness of isolation. For 19 … Continue reading

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