Politics, Re-Spun: Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!

I so hope you had a wonderful Indigenous Peoples’ Day yesterday! In “America” there is a movement to replace the systemically racist Columbus Day. It’s spreading briskly; soon it may reach the 100th Monkey and spread across Turtle Island. In Canada, we had Thanksgiving Day, for all the cornucopia reasons you can think of. But ...

Art Threat: Tanishq ad for second wedding strikes a chord

  Across the pond and over the hills to India, a new ad by jeweller Tanishq is the talk of the town for pushing boundaries. Created by one of India’s largest communication groups, LOWE Lintas, Tanishq’s latest ad features a gorgeous dusky bride on her wedding day. After having her jewellery put on by friends ...

calgaryliberal.com: Budget 2013: Petty Politics in the PCs

The Conservatives, in a grand act of pettiness, have punted the Canadian Taxpayers Federation from the budget lockup on the 7th. It is likely in response to the organization holding the government’s feet to the fire. The budget lockup is a long tradition of the province that invites politicians from the opposition benches, the media, and ...

Five of Five: Solving the Saudi Lust Problem

via BBC: A Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia has called on women to wear a full veil, or niqab, that reveals only one eye. Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use eye make-up to look seductive. I’ve always wondered why the burden lies with women to dissuade men of their improper ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: 15 Crazy Things About Vaginas… And Why I’m A Big Fan

“The idea that an adult man could be distressed by the word “vagina” is hilarious, and also deeply sinister.” – Sarah Ditum Dear reader, before we get to the 15 Crazy Things About Vaginas, I must torture you with my little story. You must understand why I,  a middle-aged black male born and raised in a socially-conservative ...