Archive for 2011

Listening to the radio

“However I do think there is another seldom cited, at least from what I’ve heard, aspect to all this. The fact that violence against women rarely has anything to do with sex. Sure sex is involved, obviously, but by no means is it exclusive to the act or acts. I’d be willing to bet displaying power and control over a victim excites certain men — men who could rape a person — more than any sexual impulses ever could. Frankly, sex and how a person chooses to behave or dress is secondary and irrelevant, to violence…”

Osama is dead!

“Witnessing various reactions on the radio and internet today over the U.S. finally finding and killing Osama bin Laden — though when and how the U.S. knew where he was, not to mention what justification they had to go into Pakistan to get him, are well on their way to becoming the “stuff of legend” (surprizing, I know) — I can’t help but feel concerned over what comes next. Frankly, exactly how his death equals “justice” is beyond me, and is beside my point…”

Interesting turn of events

“So he did pretty well understanding me say my first name, but he had trouble with my last. And asked me to write it down for him. I thought, I could do that, it would most likely be faster, good on him for thinking on his feet. So I did. But half way through my writing it, I assume I wasn’t writing fast enough for him to make his quota, he started to ask me how I spelled my last name…”

Really think about it

“Rather this is a call to action. For every one of my fellow Canadians to get out and cast your vote this May! With people fighting and dying for their rights in North Africa, the Middle East and even potentially in the American Mid-West, not exercizing the rights you’ve been afforded is a kick in the teeth to the idea of democracy. Think about it…”

Then and now

“The fact a woman can bear children is part of the human experience. Thus it’s her human right. Just as access to anywhere I might want to go should be mine (I’m looking right at you University of Toronto). Whether any woman chooses to have a child or not is irrelevant. So, I feel, all these arguments toward a woman receiving less pay based on the fact she can have children are disingenuous…”

‘Someday it may come knocking on your door’

“But I’ve taken her words out of context, you say? It’s quite possible I have. I can admit it. Not that I care. I’ve no idea where or why she was talking when the footage was shot that was featured in this piece. I guess it’s possible, like conservative Tea Party “activists” claim, she was speaking towards the “presence of speakers [that are linked, but not charged, in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing being] at the event.” Fair enough. Anything is possible…”

Time, as it always has, will tell

“I’m speaking, of course, toward he uprisings in North Africa, the Middle East and the American Mid-West. “It is not a good season to be a tyrant.” And it’s getting increasingly more difficult not to think these bullshit systems of power — or the way they are ridiculously structured at least — are all beginning to unravel…”