In July 1995, the Martlet reported that a UVic student had filed a harassment complaint against the university over an exercise that the socially conservative Alberta Report magazine called a “lesbian conversion.” The exercise? For women to pair up and walk hand-in-hand around campus in order to observe and later analyze homophobia. But for one student, it was too much.
Posts Categorized: Opinions
I hate Halloween. There are plenty of holidays I’m a big fan of. Thanksgiving, Canada Day — hell, being Jewish just opens up the floodgates of extra holidays. These are opportunities to bring people together, to party and hang out and take the focus off of our busy lives, to appreciate why we do all… Read more »
In the immortal words of Spiderman’s Uncle Ben (possibly paraphrasing Voltaire): With great power comes great responsibility — a humbling concept for any journalist.
Written by Sol Kauffman and curated by Liz McArthur
Man, isn’t democracy great? It’s so nice to be able to elect a prime minister who can take care of all that confusing policy and just manage the country for us. There’s no need to pay any attention to new trade agreements or anything boring like that. In Harper we trust, right?
KAMLOOPS (CUP) — Too frequently, I see editorial columns that are simply dripping with negative observations about the world.
I got fired this summer. It was awful. There’s no feeling quite like that shocking, sinking pit that opens up in your stomach, the frantic worry about how you’ll support yourself, the incessant self-interrogation about whether you really deserved to be fired, and what you might’ve done wrong.
Looking for a job sucks. I’m not the first person to complain about this. Even once you’ve finally found something somewhat close to what you’re looking for, the dreaded online application process can be even worse.