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My Birthday Wish

In a few days, I will celebrate my 50th year on this planet. I haven’t done as much as I guess I hoped I would by now. 808 more words


Your Light Is Not Enough

I spent all of Saturday afternoon sobbing.

I sobbed because I am absolutely terrified. I am terrified because I don’t know any other way to be. 684 more words


Language Matters: Media's Role in Sustaining Rape Culture

The language we use is integral to how our collective psyche understands and translates sexual violence. In this vast information age, the media plays an increasingly vital role in developing and using language that is accurate, responsible, and meaningful. 1,564 more words


The Truth(s) of Social Change

Reality has a well-known liberal bias.–Stephen Colbert

I don’t know how to write this piece. It’s intellectually hard and it’s spiritually hard.

I’ve been thinking, lately, about activist tactics, about narrative, about facts.

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Dear hostmaster(at)accesscomm.ca,

Please find attached screenshots of abusive messages from IP

I’m not sure what you’re going to do with this information as nobody seems to care about this kind of thing, but I’m hoping we haven’t slipped too far down the rabbit hole just yet. 18 more words


Dec 6 Is a Hard Day or "When Someone Shows You Who They Are, Believe Them"

Every year I dread December 6. Facebook becomes covered in pledges to end violence against women and a listing of the names, while the mainstream media presents a sanitized and de-politicized version. 838 more words


Why I Don't Subscribe to "Innocent Until Proven Guilty"

The past few months have been a weird time, with the media finally having to focus on some of the issues that progressives have been talking about for a long time: violence against women; victim-blaming; police-brutality and the racist deaths of young black men at the hands of (white) cops; collusion with predators; collusion with oppressors. 784 more words