Dead Wild Roses: How Men Can Also Fight Patriarchy – One Anecdote

  Men not tolerating creepy behaviour on the behalf of other men is the least that can be done in the public sphere to combat the gauntlet of patriarchal foolishness women face every day of their lives.  Dudes, are you up to  it?   “Let me tell you what happened to me an hour ago: ...

Alberta Politics: Appalled maybe, but no one should be surprised by the ugly threats against Rachel Notley

PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. She has been threatened more than any other Alberta premier, and she reacts with aplomb. Below: British politician Jo Cox, murdered last year by a right-wing extremist for her beliefs; federal Conservative leadership candidate Chris Alexander while a right-wing crowd chanted “lock her up” about Ms. Notley; U.S. President Donald ...

Alberta Politics: Tory harassment investigation: Move along please; nothing to see here, folks…

PHOTOS: MLA Sandra Jansen makes an impassioned plea in the Alberta Legislature on Nov. 22, calling out the hate and misogyny she has endured since announcing she was running for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party. On that occasion, the PC members in the House joined the standing ovation she received from her new ...

Against the Grain: What happens in the US doesn’t stay in the US

The question of what America’s progressives are going to do next is a complex one. There are many US analysts attempting to dissect the bloated carcass of the 2016 election and for my part I’m probably going to take a while to really take stock in terms of action in the United States. I’ve started ...

Dead Wild Roses: Canada’s RCMP and Systemic Sexism – What Patriarchy Looks Like

This is the same RCMP that just got its ass sued for $100 million dollars because of its misogynistic treatment of women.  A quick snip from that story – “We hurt you. For that, I am truly sorry.” Those were the words from RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson to every woman who was ever harassed, belittled, ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday August 30, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Aug 30, 2016 at 7:05am PDT Ontario employers are prohibited from discrimination and harassment against any employee. Employers may not discriminate on the basis of race, ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday August 30, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Aug 30, 2016 at 7:05am PDT Ontario employers are prohibited from discrimination and harassment against any employee. Employers may not discriminate on the basis of race, ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday July 19, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 19, 2016 at 6:21am PDT Under Ontario’s Human Rights Code, where discrimination or harassment has been proven the Tribunal can award significant remedies to employees. ...

Dead Wild Roses: Video Gaming: Misogynistic Harassment is the Wheelhouse of Losers.

Women in video games, destroying men’s lives everywhere!!! Spending your time harassing people just doesn’t seem like productive or pro-social behavioural choices.  According to a study recently undertaken it seems there is a positive correlation between unskilled players and the amount of abuse they heap on other players, especially females. “Some male players, however — ...

Maple-Flavoured Politics: Questions of Harassment

Two Liberal MPs were recently suspended from caucus for what statements from the Liberal Party of Canada and Justin Trudeau called “personal misconduct.” Media reports went further, describing it has harassment of MPs in another party. Some media reports were even more specific, calling it sexual harassment. This incident raised questions in my mind. When ...

Dead Wild Roses: What Men Are Really Saying – Sidewalk Harassment.

I suggest stop being like these guys and try a new fanciful tact – treating women with the respect and the dignity that you as a dude get by default.     Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Harassment, Male Privilege

Dead Wild Roses: No Skin Thick Enough – Harassment in the Gaming Industry

Seems like we have a bit of feminist  theme going on here this week – quelle suprise!  Harassment and how women and men are taught to exist in society.   If we can edumacate a few dudes about the toxic patriarchal soup we all swim in the world will be a better place. “A male ...

Melissa Fong: Dear Translink… Rob did a good job

I know we don’t agree often. We have a love/hate relationship dependent on my mood and whether or not it’s cold and rainy outside. To be fair, you are consistently late and often leave me standing out in the rain. You have just been voted 3rd best public transit in Canada, which is not saying ...

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "You Are an Idiot" – Familiar faces

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "You Are an Idiot" – Familiar faces

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "You Are an Idiot" – Familiar faces

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Preachers of the world", just a piece of the story

Why I called Bradley Manning’s treatment ‘stupid by PJ Crowley – Guardian UK – March 29, 2011 Full piece at:http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/mar/29/bradley-manning-wikileaks “As a public diplomat and (until recently) spokesman of the departmente od state, I was responsible for explaining the national security policy of the United States to the American people and populations abroad. I am ...

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Preachers of the world", just a piece of the story

Why I called Bradley Manning’s treatment ‘stupid by PJ Crowley – Guardian UK – March 29, 2011 Full piece at:http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/mar/29/bradley-manning-wikileaks “As a public diplomat and (until recently) spokesman of the departmente od state, I was responsible for explaining the national security policy of the United States to the American people and populations abroad. I am ...

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Specials" and "ALL SCIENTISTS, ALL SCIENTISTS !!!"

About the “Torture Program”, a very interesting post at Invictus Blog – March 22, 2011 “Means and Ends: Newly Published Notes of Bruce Jessen Reveal Real Purpose of Bush’s Torture Program” http://valtinsblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/means-and-ends-newly-published-notes-of.html Extracts: “One of the primary reasons exploitation is used on prisoners is to produce false confessions. Indeed, it was the torture of Ibn ...

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Specials" and "ALL SCIENTISTS, ALL SCIENTISTS !!!"

About the “Torture Program”, a very interesting post at Invictus Blog – March 22, 2011 “Means and Ends: Newly Published Notes of Bruce Jessen Reveal Real Purpose of Bush’s Torture Program” http://valtinsblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/means-and-ends-newly-published-notes-of.html Extracts: “One of the primary reasons exploitation is used on prisoners is to produce false confessions. Indeed, it was the torture of Ibn ...