Category "Social Commentary"

“A lost cat wanders the street and the neighbourhood is alerted.
A homeless 16-year-old wanders the street and people really hope they find that cat.”
–Raising the Roof

Reconsidering Resolutions

Reconsidering Resolutions With winter’s weather reminding us it is still January even while our memories of eggnog and wrapping paper are rapidly fading, those of us who dutifully write New Year’s resolutions are likely sorting them into two categories, self-congratulatory … Read More

January 27, 2013
Same-Sex Marriage, Part I

“I Cannot Breed in Captivity” ~ Gloria Steinem At the beginning of May, the British Columbia Supreme Court overturned a previous ruling by an appeals court regarding same sex marriage restrictions. The unanimous decision echoes those of the Supreme Courts … Read More

May 23, 2012
Same-Sex Marriage, Part II

May’s newsletter column dealt with Canada’s Supreme Court ruling that prohibiting same-sex marriages contravened our Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Although I try to address different subjects each month, I believe this issue warrants further discussion. The new ruling has … Read More

May 22, 2012
Sex Positivity and Mac McLellan

The Internet has been all abuzz the past week or so with reaction to an article penned by Mother Jones’s reporter Mac McLellan about how she finally found some relief from her job-related PTSD. It seems Mac had been covering … Read More

December 6, 2011
Rocks in Our Pockets

The inspiration for this Hot Topic comes from Moving Violations by communications analyst Deborah Tannen which haunted me and peppered my social conversations for days after I read it. Tannen’s article is about women’s common experience of being groped by … Read More

December 6, 2011
Little Lust at the Lusty Lady

In an effort to stay current and informed, I attend a number of conferences each year, some better than others. I recently returned from one in Seattle that left me thinking long after the handouts and business cards had been … Read More

December 6, 2011
The Dworkin Legacy

Andrea Dworkin’s recent death surprised me. Reading the notification, I recalled her strident writings, her angry lectures and her brash personal presentation. She was a frightening and influential icon in the early days of feminism. Anti-porn to the core, and … Read More

December 6, 2011
Oprah and the “Evils of Lust”

I recently watched an episode of Oprah that surprised me, and prompted me to pick up my pen. Oprah is often spot-on in her evaluations of people and situations, and she frequently presents a unique perspective. She also influences North … Read More

December 6, 2011
Having Sex for Columbine

As Michael Moore’s sensational new movie Bowling for Columbine wows theatre-goers and reminds Canadians how wise and lucky we are to be on this side of the border, we can easily translate the movie’s topic of America’s love affair with … Read More

December 6, 2011
Arrogant, Unethical, and Stupid as Folk

Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? ~Ernest Gaines As a sex therapist and educator, I belong to several professional organizations, some quite academic, others more supportive. A … Read More

December 6, 2011
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