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In Hollywood, 37 is Too Old to Be a 55 Year Old's Love Interest

37 year old  actress Maggie Gyllenhaal revealed in an interview a producer claimed she was too old for a role. What role, you may ask? 213 more words

Lessons I didn't need to learn

Sometimes you can only truly understand the meaning of a concept when it (metaphorically) slaps you in the face. Being a committed feminist, but not particularly book-smart, I often come across new language to describe the female experience, but I rarely sit down with a cup of tea and really learn about it. 1,038 more words


Dalhousie report finds 'inappropriate relationships' existed at dentistry school

WATCH ABOVE: There are big changes coming to Dalhousie’s school of dentistry following a new report. Jennifer Tryon has the story.

HALIFAX – The Dalhousie Dentistry School’s standards for professionalism were “inconsistent,” there were “rumours of favoritism” and that “inappropriate relationships abounded,” according to… 1,132 more words


WTF! "Respectable smut" and dangerous sexism

There is a story over on the Independent right now that stopped me in my tracks. Because unless the Independent have been incredibly clever about mocking up the picture used to illustrate it, they have just gone and committed a major breach of individual privacy with potentially serious consequences for the individuals concerned. 616 more words

How Do We End a Culture War?

In June 1996 the Ku Klux Klan held a rally in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Hundreds of locals were present in protest of the event, and rightly so. 951 more words


Back to the nitty gritty: politics and religion

I’ve decided it would be ridiculous, impossible even, for me to maintain a blog that just talks about the more pretty and pleasant aspects of life. 65 more words


boys will be boys

This is, in my opinion, one of the stupidest sayings we have.

There’s this guy in one of my classes, the kind of guy that it is very easy to be casual friends with: class clown type, charismatic, fairly physically attractive, assertive, hard working. 753 more words