Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Rob Ford Rehab

I find it incredibly ignorant and disturbing that so many people use Rob Ford's mental health, specifically his recent addiction counselling, as a rhetorical tool to discredit and insult him.

When you associate mental illness with undesirable character and policies, you're stigmatizing people with mental illness in general, not just insulting Rob Ford and his policies. There's no justice there for anyone. Stop it.

Let's stick to meaningful political discourse, shall we?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Raising $500+ for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus: My Birthday Wish

There is less than a week left to donate to my fund for the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario (SBHAO)! Please help me raise $500+ to reach my new goal of $1000. This fantastic non-profit organization provides programs and services to people affected by these conditions, including me.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Yes, Redskins is racist and no, Cracker Barrel is not. (sigh)

I'm glad that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled the Washington Redskins trademark. It's racist. Im disappointed with its supporters who argue that Cracker Barrel is racist and should be next, under this logic.

Actually, Cracker Barrel really just refers to crackers, not a colonization of white people and systemic racism against them... because these things never happened.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Canadian Cancer Society Ontario Takes Action

The Canadian Cancer Society of Ontario's online Take Action campaign connects the province's citizens with their local and provincial government representatives and other policy influencers. The campaign coincides with the 2014 provincial election to motivate political action on issues that affect cancer.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

"We Exist" - My thoughts on responses to Laura Jane Grace's Criticism of the Arcade Fire video

Laura Jane Grace, member of the band Against Me!, and many others, including me, have criticized Arcade Fire's video for "We Exist" in which Andrew Garfield, a cis male actor, plays a transgendered woman.