Radical feminist ideology informs Canada’s prostitution laws
Because radical feminist ideology informs Bill C-36, men now face incarceration for the “crime” of offering financial compensation for sexual services.
Fifty years later, Easy Rider leaves a complicated legacy
In the countercultural moment of the late 1960’s, writers and cultural thinkers were doing as much to dissect and understand their time and their moment as we are today
Confessions of a young communist
In reality, Marx’s initial observations on power dynamics still have some relevance today. I see them unconsciously manifested all the time on both the left and right in populist movements appealing to the disenfranchised “little guy.”
The “end of history” and identity politics on the left and right
I think one of the explanations for the rise of identity politics movements is the ascendancy of what is sometimes called post-modern culture.
Telling laid off journalists to learn to code is apparently “harassment”
Shortly after it was reported that over 1000 people were laid off at Buzzfeed and the Huffington Post, Twitter users expressed their Schadenfreude by tweeting “learn to code” at laid off journalists and their commiserators
“Toxic masculinity” in advertising: keeping women scared and men shamed
Frightening women out of their wits for no good reason and arousing shame in male viewers as both films are designed to do, serves no purpose other than to demonize men collectively, arouse resentment in the majority of men, who are decent and non-violent, and erect walls of distrust between the sexes.
The new Rome: how vigilante internet justice destroys lives
We carry out the punishments ourselves in the form of tweets, and emails, and podcasts, and news stories, and every manner of hate-filled speech until we are drunk on our own moral superiority.
WAKERELL-CRUZ: I don’t care about your politics, are you vaccinated?
I’ve lived a fairly sheltered life. I grew up in a middle class environment for most of my childhood, and enjoyed a comfortable upbringing in the safe suburbs of Windsor during my teens.