By Gin Sexsmith Image courtesy of michi003 via Flickr. We’ve all been there, crying as we search our reflection in the mirror for some answer as to why our relationship is crumbling before our eyes. Why our heart is broken. Why those harsh words were said. The question: “What did I do to deserve this?” … Read more
Protesters march against sexual assault and victim-blaming in Toronto’s 2012 Slutwalk. Image courtesy of loretta.lime via Flikr. By Lindsey Addawoo Sexual assault is not anything new and unfortunately may never become a thing of the past, either. From country to country, in various forms of oppression under different regimes, governments and militaries, the patriarchy can … Read more
Image courtesy of Forrestal_PL via Flickr. Robin Tarnowetzki This past summer, mostly as a result of boredom from spending four months in the middle of the boonies, I became obsessed with the video game Dead Space 2. There are many things that I love about it – the suspense, the storyline, the dialogue, the pants-wetting terror. … Read more
Image courtesy of FOX TV. Robin Tarnowetzki In last week’s episode of New Girl, Nick is informed by roommate Winston that he is an “emotional fluffer” for fellow roommate Jess. An emotional fluffer, as defined in the show, is “a boyfriend without the rewards.” Essentially, Nick becomes resentful because he is nice to Jess but … Read more
Image courtesy of Jamiesrabbits’ Flickr photostream. Robin Tarnowetzki In the past two years there have been a multitude of male-centred superhero movies: Batman, Spider-Man, Green Lantern, Thor and Captain America. Superhero television shows almost always centre on male superheroes, the lone standout being Wonder Woman in the 70s. Male superheroes have always been well-represented on … Read more
Glee, like any good cultural phenomenon, is a polarizing program. The same music theatre comedy that was nominated for award after award halfway through its first season is now battling serious backlash following another half-hearted “PSA style” episode. This time, the topic was domestic violence.
By Shannon Clarke Rush Limbaugh, the unofficial spokesman for the worst caricature of Republicans in the United States isn’t known for mincing words. And while the talk show host’s litany of homophobic, racist, and sexist views is well established, his comments about Georgetown law student, Sandra Fluke, angered even his supporters. Fluke was initially denied … Read more