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centre of the universe: Eyewear, pocketbook, wristwatch

Before we get too far into this, I want you to go here and listen to The Faint’s Dress Code. Especially you, Meatbum. I’ll wait. I think it’s my new favourite thing ever invented. And, while you’re doing that, I’m just going to say I miss Devo. Okay. You’re back. Awesome! Dress code. Gender bias. . . . → Read More: centre of the universe: Eyewear, pocketbook, wristwatch

centre of the universe: Addendum

Okay, so following the breaking news yesterday that one of the fellows who thought it was a laugh riot to shout “Fuck her in the pussy” at a television camera pointed at a female reporter (a friend mentioned that this has happened to male reporters too; I am now aware of one instance of that . . . → Read More: centre of the universe: Addendum

centre of the universe: Waitaminute, do what to whom? In the where?

TL:DR – (sexual) harassment isn’t funny. It’s illegal.

centre of the universe: Be Careful What You Don’t Ask For

Not even three full years after enacting moderately sexist “Frat House Legislation“, Premier Brad Wall announced that his government had “reversed our mistake to allow strip clubs in SK.” With a rather smug nod to the reason being related to human trafficking, without any …whattayacallit… proof or supporting documentation whatsoever, without any public consultation other . . . → Read More: centre of the universe: Be Careful What You Don’t Ask For

centre of the universe: Saskatchewan Racist as Fuck No Surprise To Anyone But Folks Who Don’t Like Indians

Yeah, I stole the title from my own Twitter stream. I’ve seen these headlines over the last couple of days that talk about how SHOCKED everyone is to find out that SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH has PROVEN that Saskatchewan is full of people who pretty much hate each other. This should come as no surprise to anyone . . . → Read More: centre of the universe: Saskatchewan Racist as Fuck No Surprise To Anyone But Folks Who Don’t Like Indians

centre of the universe: By sea, by land, by air

Canada has operated internment camps for Japanese, Ukrainian, German, and Italian Canadians. These Canadian citizens and immigrants were accused of being saboteurs and spies and were forcibly removed from their homes and were detained in government-run work camps throughout the country. They were not permitted any defense, and in fact, there was no proof that . . . → Read More: centre of the universe: By sea, by land, by air

centre of the universe: [My Favourite L7 Song Here]

There is a photograph making the rounds on social media. I’m not going to post it because a) it’s an artist’s property, and reproducing it without permission is copyright violation; b) I don’t want to; c) I don’t want to name the artist because I think the artist’s work is really quite stunning, and it’s . . . → Read More: centre of the universe: [My Favourite L7 Song Here]

centre of the universe: You’re out of control

I wasn’t going to say anything about this. I’ve been trying to decrease the number of negative things I put out there into the megaverse, but I think I can’t sit on this any longer. Dear CTV host Michelle Gerwing and Newstalk1010: Every time you make comments like “what are all the wives – the . . . → Read More: centre of the universe: You’re out of control

centre of the universe: Jump down

I get myself into the most interesting conversations. Usually that’s because I’ve figured out that one of the greatest secrets to an interesting and happy life is to surround yourself with interesting and incredibly clever people. I’ve said before that we don’t all need to agree. And sometimes, it’s better when we don’t agree. So . . . → Read More: centre of the universe: Jump down

Tattered Sleeve: On Progressively Blooging

I return to blogging today because I understand there has been a disturbance in the Force.It isn’t right to say that we should consider whether or not a woman has control over her body. All this wondering aloud about “when life begins” is truly BS, cod… . . . → Read More: Tattered Sleeve: On Progressively Blooging

Tattered Sleeve: On Progressively Blooging

I return to blogging today because I understand there has been a disturbance in the Force.

It isn’t right to say that we should consider whether or not a woman has control over her body. All this wondering aloud about “when life begins” is truly BS, coded talking points expunged from Great Amounts of Male-Dominance . . . → Read More: Tattered Sleeve: On Progressively Blooging

centre of the universe: Seriously, it doesn’t have to be this difficult

I heard something in passing a few days ago that I didn’t think much of at the time, but the more I thought about it, the more it festered. I heard someone say that women are not permitted to participate … Continue reading →