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Pumped for Pride: Sparkle Crunches and Social Irresponsibility

Posted June 4, 2011 by Kyle

I was recently introduced to the series PRIDE PUMP 2000X promoting Toronto Pride 2011. The videos, produced by Toronto Convention and Visitors Association (Tourism Toronto, or @seetorontonow) – “the official destination marketing organization for Toronto’s tourism industry” – have been making the rounds on social media. One particurlar video opens up with a voiceover of toned abs, […]

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Toronto’s Fordian Parallel Universe/Empire

Posted October 11, 2011 by Steven

I recently came across a video on FB with insider footage of Rob Ford hosting a barbeque, with guest speaker Stephen Harper. In it, Ford introduces Harper as his “new fishing partner”, to which Mr. Harper takes the stage (less fishing pole, hat and gaming shotgun). His speech, although somewhat edited down, went like this: […]

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Forget Black, Are Gays The New Afghani Women? The Pinkification of American Foreign Aid

Posted December 8, 2011 by Justin

Good news, oppressed queens and dykes of the world, Barack Obama is coming to the rescue! Yessir, the Hope Man has announced that he’ll be prioritizing foreign aid based on the status of the country’s treatment of the LGBTQ community. “Great!” Says the world. “Idiocy!” Says I. Playing Politics With Aid The problem with America […]

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KONY 2012: Why Are Evangelicals So Into Uganda?

Posted March 13, 2012 by Joshua

Anyone who hasn’t been under a social media rock for the past week is aware of the Kony 2012 video and viral marketing campaign started by Invisible Children. The goal is to convince US policymakers to intervene in the ongoing crisis in Central Africa by providing more US military advisers, more military aid to the […]

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A Love Letter: In Defence of Gaga

Posted May 18, 2011 by Elie

Everyone and their dealer has something to say about Lady Gaga and her recent metamorphosis from basic cured meat-wearing pop star to self-proclaimed equality rights messiah with her accelerated involvement in the LGBT community. Since the release of Born This Way however – a song that couldn’t scream GAY any louder if it were performed by […]

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Dear Mom and Dad, Parents of Another Generation: A Letter on the Quebec Student Strike

Posted June 4, 2012 by Stephanie Nazywalskyj

Dear Mom and Dad, I regret to inform you that the Canada you grew up in is no more. The mass media has always been a brainwashing mechanism and source of propaganda for those with hefty pay checks and arbitrary power. Now, more than ever, I am so tired of real, honest people and honourable […]

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Occupy Montreal | Occupons Montréal (A Photo Essay)

Posted October 18, 2011 by Rob

On Saturday October 15th, thousands of cities around the world rose up in solidarity with the demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street protests that began on September 17th 2011 in Manhattan’s financial district. At 9:30 am local time, demonstrators began to pour into Square Victoria, adjacent to Montreal’s financial district and minutes walk from the […]

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Reflections on a Movember to Remember

Posted November 29, 2012 by Hector

If there is one thing I’ve learned from Movember, it is that you do not question its legitimacy and purpose. Movember is not interested in educating anyone about the prostate or prostate cancer. Its sole purpose is the establishment of hegemonic, patriarchal masculinities. Masculinities which for the most part tend to be heterosexist. It all […]

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