Western alienation an offensive concept

Few things give Western Canadians as bad a name as does the hateful, opportunistic and greedy concept of "western alienation." This is a concept championed by certain ultra-right wing zealots in the media and hysterical pseudo-celebrities like Victoria lawyer Doug Christie–founder of the Western Canada Concept. While western alienation normally warrants little attention, it reared… Continue reading Western alienation an offensive concept

The issue no one talks about

A cold chill creeps through the window. The moon is partially covered and music softly plays in the background. With eyes closed, an individual thinks about the day and how unbearable it was. Just like the previous day. And the day before that. In fact, he can’t remember a day when things weren’t like this.… Continue reading The issue no one talks about

"Isolated" incident not a new type of crime

When news of the Montréal Massacre first hit newspaper stands and TV 11 years ago, the media merely reported, "14 students shot at L’Ecole Polytechnique." Newspapers used the masculine form of the word "students" (étudiants instead of étudiantes) when referring to those who died. The scope of this horrible incident remained buried by confusing coverage.… Continue reading "Isolated" incident not a new type of crime

Why is there sexism in TLFs?

Editors, the Gauntlet,At the bottom of the TLF page every week the Gauntlet prides itself on not including any racist, sexist or homophobic submissions. I was confused when I was perusing the TLFs on Thurs., Nov. 1. There was a submission from POUND 1_18 lamenting the cold weather. You see, when the weather turns cold… Continue reading Why is there sexism in TLFs?