Harper slams a culture that is “anti-women;” no problem though, let’s do business


Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the practice of covering one’s face with a niqab is “rooted in a culture that is anti-women.” Harper and his caucus have been caught spanking entire cultures and attacking various religions for their practices with regards to women. Well, if anyone knows about cultures that are anti-women, it’s Harper. In … Continue reading Harper slams a culture that is “anti-women;” no problem though, let’s do business

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This changes everything: Social media during a crisis


Now, every crisis explodes onto our radar in a flurry of tweets, texts and visuals. By the time the evening news is broadcast, the public already knows what is going on via social media. It’s an all-out, cross-channel, adrenaline-pumping free-for-all. So, how do you deal with the fact that most of the information about the crisis is going to be reported by a random and potentially anonymous group of citizen journalists who have little or no training, context or accountability?

The backlash against feminism aims to preserve the ‘manosphere’


Suzanne Moore: This pre-emptive strike against equality comes from a rightwing establishment that needs it pointing out to them that women haven't wonSource: http://www.theguardian.comSuzanne Moore: Those in power are legislating away women's rights at work, making sure women are not promoted, maintaining a status quo in which half the population are silent and invisible. Internet trolls … Continue reading The backlash against feminism aims to preserve the ‘manosphere’

Kent is a voice against intolerance


Ever since I can remember, my sister has broken every mould. The youngest child, with five years between her and my younger brother, she was always surprising.Before she even started school, my father had an offer he couldn’t refuse—at the end of the world, or so it seemed—in Fort McMurray. We were uprooted and transplanted. … Continue reading Kent is a voice against intolerance

Everyday sexism is the toughest battle, but one worth fighting


Women should not be denied representation, sold into slavery or prevented from voting simply because of their gender. These are examples of issues involving basic human rights that most of us would not dream of challenging. There is a Universal Declaration of Human Rights to settle most of these fundamental questions. This, of course, does not … Continue reading Everyday sexism is the toughest battle, but one worth fighting

Manning launches Conservative re-election strategy by attacking Harper


With top conservative thinkers meeting this week in Ottawa, it is the ideal time to officially launch the Conservative Party of Canada election strategy. So it may have come as a bit of a surprise to see the elder statesman of prairie conservatism, the populist and provocative Preston Manning come out swinging against the Prime … Continue reading Manning launches Conservative re-election strategy by attacking Harper

Summer Jobs at the City: Communications Assistant


We are hiring a summer student! This person will be working 50% with me and 50% with my colleague Miriam in Strategic Services. The posting closes FEBRUARY 18, 2014: Basic Job Information Posting Title: Communications Assistant Business Unit/Section: Community Services & Protective Services/Service Delivery Location: 205 - 8 Avenue S.E. Union/Position: CUPE Local 38/Temporary Student … Continue reading Summer Jobs at the City: Communications Assistant