So in this blog, I’d like to run through one of the interesting projects I’ve been a part of for my MA course on E-learning innovation with the Open University. 3,277 more words
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Junk Psychology and Courtroom Islamophobia: A Breakdown of Motive as Presented in the Tsarnaev Trial
I’ve been thinking a lot about motive lately.
When I was in school for creative writing, I was taught all characters need motivation. Without it, they act in wanton and unbelievable fashion, and you will lose your readers because depicted events just won’t feel “real.” That’s the trick to being a good fiction writer: you have to understand the human condition well enough to simulate how things would happen, even if they haven’t happened at all. 10,462 more words
It was Agnès Maltais’ best “gotcha” moment during this first week of public hearings on Quebec’s proposed hate-speech legislation.
With all the panache of a game-show host, the PQ MNA asked a lawyer from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association whether the following statements would constitute hate speech: 1,682 more words
Public hearings began Monday into controversial anti-hate-speech legislation proposed by the Quebec government, with groups representing the LGBT community favourable to the law and jurists defending freedom of expression adamantly against it. 811 more words