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    Sabrina Rubin Erdely, rolling stone, uva, rape

    Anatomy of a Lie: Rape, Rolling Stone and Sabrina Rubin Erdely

    Anatomy of a Lie: Rolling Stone and Sabrina Rubin Erdely The Phi Psi frat house, at the University of Virginia, was supposedly the scene of a gang rape. The young woman who reported it—to the university and Rolling Stone reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely—has been discredited, although discredited is a word all parties are avoiding. It […]

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    Montreal Student Strike: Being Cool is Overrated

    This is a repost from June 2012. It seems timely given the return of student striking in Montreal.  Montreal Student Strike: Being Cool is Overrated: I’m surprised no one is making the connection between masked student strikers and the school shooters who have left their mark on Montreal. Why isn’t this happening? I think it’s […]

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    backlash, feminism and you

    Top Gear, Political Correctness and You

    Top Gear, Political Correctness and You: Much is being made of the bullying behaviour of Jeremy Clarkson, a presenter on the BBC’s wildly successful Top Gear. Pundits are applauding the Beeb for firing him. Canada’s Jian Ghomeshi scandal, soon to be reprised in court, is similar to Clarkson’s in that the emerging template is of an […]

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    What Monica Lewinsky tells us about shame

    What Monica Lewinsky tells us about shame

    What Monica Lewinsky tells us about shame: Monica Lewinsky’s TED talk about shame is deeply moving. She discusses some obvious abuses of shaming, but there are other, more subtle ways of using it to make individuals turn against themselves. Identity politics, long the darling of the political left, is generally associated with a helping, open-minded attitude. […]

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    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Do Bill Cosby

    Jian Ghomeshi Gets Spanked

    If you’re Canadian, you’ll have heard about the firing of CBC radio host, Jian Ghomeshi. He is accused of sexual violence with women he has dated. What’s complicating matters is his involvement in BDSM, a practice where consensual violence is the norm. This is an explosive situation happening in a media context that has primed […]