Tag Archives: Social Issues

Fun Auto-tune Remixes for your Monday

The Youtube auto-tune remix is a phenomenon that allows people to take extraordinary moments, often viral home videos or news clips, and turn them into a spectacularly hilarious form of accessible media. Initially called “Auto-tune the news”, The Gregory Brothers … Continue reading

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Mid Week News

The week of Rob Ford…and a little bit of rape culture. All things controversial anyway. Although it isn’t the newest of news, last week a controversial contributor Margaret Wente wrote about rape culture in the Globe & Mail, insisting that it’s not … Continue reading

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Weekend Reads

It’s a Sunday evening in October, hopefully most of you are able to curl up somewhere cozy and ring in the appropriately lazy last day of the week. I’ve been crazy busy as of late and decided to take this … Continue reading

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Should Fast Food Workers be Paid More?

Is it feasible? McDonald’s recently raised its CEOs’ salaries despite complaints from front line workers, and as a result of multiple injustices many employees went on strike in the summer. CEO Don Thompson’s financial package jumped from $4.1M to $13.8M … Continue reading

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Weekend Linkage

This week’s news was full of Canadian pride for Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize but some less than proud moments  for Canada and the US were also captured and written about: read about how fake reality TV is and how unpaid … Continue reading

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Toxic Masculinity and the Struggles of Generation Y

A new documentary brought by the MissRepresentation movement is aiming to explore “toxic masculinity”, disguising certain soft emotions and as a result internalizing toughness as an inherently male identity. While I think the lady making the films tries a bit too … Continue reading

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Weekend Reads

Some serious articles, with a little bit of Kanye and Jimmy Kimmel thrown in there (my guilty pop culture pleasure from this week!) Enjoy these weekend reads! Why I’m Racist and I Think Equality is Stupid http://cultivatingalternatives.com/2013/09/26/why-im-racist-and-i-think-equality-is-stupid/ A Facebook friend … Continue reading

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Precarious Labour: Traffic Control

Unappealing student work seems a necessary component of higher education for millenials, forcing young adults to move further away from home to seek better opportunities for personal and professional growth. Those who seek seasonal work and do not fall into … Continue reading

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On Hiatus

Unfortunately my posting will be, if anything, few and far between due to summer work in Alberta and inconsistent internet access. I will continue to hopefully be guest posting on another website, Persephone Magazine, a feminist blog centered on pop … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup: Some Saturday Afternoon Reads

I’m having a bit of writer’s block as of late coming off this flu but it hasn’t quite managed to curb my appetite for reading material and attempting to keep up with what’s going on around me in the world. … Continue reading

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