LeDaro: Michigan police cuts the weave of a woman

What the Michigan police was trying to prove or achieve? It has become controversial and made an interesting headline: “Video showing cop forcibly cutting woman’s hair weave makes waves.”  It looks inappropriate. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy In the video, Charda Gregory, 23, of Detroit is tied in ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Value of Controversy and Colleagues

Over the past few days,  one American political science blog has been at the centre of a pretty hot controversy about a post on the value of networking for younger political scientists.  Follow the links below and you’ll find further Brian Rathbun, the author of the post quit the collective blog called The Duck of ...

bastard.logic: Provocation, Appropriation, and That Blackface Clitoridectomy Cake

Here’s an idea for truly provocative art. No more male artists, black or white, speaking for African women. No more ever-more-graphic ever-more-voyeuristic art on the suffering of African women. Stop using the female African body as raw material to be worked – unless you happen to live in one. Then, notice that African women are ...

The Scott Ross: The Worst Scandal in Canadian History

We’re in the worst scandal in Canadian history. Stephen Harper was first elected in 2006 because Canadians were outraged over the sponsorship scandal. The Conservatives were not chosen because they were the best, but because the Liberals were the worst. Today opposition parties are focusing on the Robocall scandal, because they know what the Conservatives ...