Dead Wild Roses: I Love The Smell of Equality in the Morning – Dress Codes for Women

Ahh, you can hear the faint hum of the patriarchal machinery gently whirr in the background as it gently churns out non-provocative titles such as this: “Sexy outfits for female staff may be discriminatory.” The unabashed use of the qualifier quickly raised this commentators eyebrow and raised the feminist lobes to a strong yellow alert. ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Most Visible Sign Of Contempt

It is well-known among those who follow politics that governments frequently show contempt for the people that they ‘serve.’ However, rarely is that contempt telegraphed in advance of an election. Jerry Bance, who is running for the federal Conservatives in the Toronto riding of Scarborough Rouge Park, owns and operates XPress Appliance Service, an appliance ...

Trashy's World: “Natural” remedies

Check out this exposeé done by CBC’s Marketplace. Turns out the show’s producers “invented” a natural children’s remedy claiming to help bring down fevers. They submitted an application to have this approved by Health Canada. No scientific testing. No quantitative evidence whatsoever that it actually worked. And all totally bogus. And guess what? It was ...

Trashy's World: Dirty hotel rooms…

… are everywhere!!! CBC’s Marketplace released some findings of a health study done on a variety of low and high-end hotel rooms across Canada. Warriner (the researcher) tested common “hot spots” in hotel rooms using an adenosine triphosphate (ATP) measuring device that determines microbial contamination on surfaces. A scan of any surface gauges the level ...