Tag Archives: society

Social Justice in District 9

The first alien race to hit Earth will look like a mix between a bug and a crawfish, according to District 9 producer Peter Jackson–who also directed Lord of the Rings. This movie contains more than your average alien invasion … Continue reading

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Mid Week News

Universities across Canada are considering switching their email servers to free servers like Gmail and Microsoft Office, which may save these institutions thousands if not millions. However, privacy and intellectual property concerns are rife because these U.S. servers can potentially be monitored by the National Security Association. Nobody who … Continue reading

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We Need to Stop Blaming Rob Ford

Hear me out. It seems as though Rob Ford‘s life has taken a crazy turn for the worst ever since he admitted to smoking crack last week, and while much of the coverage on him has been hilarious, it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Mid Week News

This week’s news is rife with questions and justice, so it seems only fitting that we start with politics. The latest in Rob Ford and the Senate to be exact… Amidst hilariously compromising video footage, admission of drug use, an … 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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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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Commercial Review: Secret Outlast

Procter & Gamble really know how to reel women in and reinforce our ideas about the kinds of activities that women’s bodies need to live up to, and they’re at it again in their portrayals of the modern housewife with … 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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Why do we Enjoy Mocking Others?

In the aftermath of the whole Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor social media exchange, I was reminded of an embarrassing moment of my own earlier in the week. I’ve been volunteering for school newspapers on campus, but because I am … Continue reading

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