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The Scott Ross: Success Defeated Alison Redford

Alison Redford was defeated because her party is too successful. And there’s proof.

In politics there wouldn’t be many opportunities to test such a theory; to really know if it was the success of Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives that caused Redford to resign. Luckily for this experiment there just happens to be a control group next . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Success Defeated Alison Redford

The Scott Ross: Success Defeated Alison Redford

Alison Redford was defeated because her party is too successful. And there’s proof.In politics there wouldn’t be many opportunities to test such a theory; to really know if it was the success of Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives that caused Redford t… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Success Defeated Alison Redford

The Scott Ross: Boston & Why Women Are Police Officers

Women are too soft and fragile to be police officers. With their hair and makeup they certainly can’t fight in military combat. Nothing showed those sentiments to be more unfounded than the iconic picture of the chaos that erupted after the detonation of two bombs at the Boston Marathon, where it is a . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Boston & Why Women Are Police Officers

The Scott Ross: Boston & Why Women Are Police Officers

Women are too soft and fragile to be police officers. With their hair and makeup they certainly can’t fight in military combat. Nothing showed those sentiments to be more unfounded than the iconic picture of the chaos that erupted after the detonation … . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Boston & Why Women Are Police Officers

Art Threat: Athena Film Festival passes the Bechdel test

Occasionally films come out in the mainstream that give a glimpse of hope that perhaps the world of film is changing and becoming more adept at telling stories that don’t rely on sexist stereotypes – last summer the Hunger Games gave a promise of a heroine who could fend for herself, or Brave, which . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Athena Film Festival passes the Bechdel test

The Scott Ross: Powerful Women Shouldn’t Be News

Kathleen Wynne becoming our sixth female premier isn’t newsworthy, what will be, is when a premier’s gender doesn’t make headlines.

It’s of course understandable why newspapers should report on Ontario’s first female premier, it is historic, but ultimately what will determine progress on gender equality is whether the media and Canadians in general eventually . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Powerful Women Shouldn’t Be News

The Scott Ross: How Abortion Is Making You Dumb

When people don’t talk about an issue because of fear, society becomes ignorant. Abortion is one such topic where ignorance abounds, and not just on one side of the debate either. The polarization of the issue has all but eliminated reasonable discussion, leaving most Canadians less than informed, and facing the sensationalistic extremes on either . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: How Abortion Is Making You Dumb