Dead Wild Roses: Bullying and the enforcement of normal

Via Shakesville, I stumbled across this powerful and insightful article about bullying among school kids.  As somebody who grew up bookish, queerish, funny-looking, and with poor mastery of social skills and “appropriate” gender performance, this totally resonated with me. The furthest I have come is to accept that I have both been bullied and a bully, ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Beautiful Women More Likely To Conform: Study

A recent study  by the Open University of Israel and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, suggests that women who have been labeled “beautiful” by their peers are more likely to conform to social norms. They’re likely to put their own interests before the interests of others. And, apparently, “beauty and character are more mutually exclusive ...

Challenging the Commonplace: BC Liberal Leadership – Community Gaming Grants

Non profits throughout British Columbia rely on the province’s Community Gaming Grants program for their funding. For many, it’s their sole source of desperately needed dollars. The important work that these non profits do toward addressing social needs in their communities cannot be overstated. They deliver far more for the tax dollars they receive than ...

Challenging the Commonplace: BC Liberal Leadership – Community Gaming Grants

Non profits throughout British Columbia rely on the province’s Community Gaming Grants program for their funding. For many, it’s their sole source of desperately needed dollars. The important work that these non profits do toward addressing social needs in their communities cannot be overstated. They deliver far more for the tax dollars they receive than ...