Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: Is Inclusive Objectification Something To Celebrate?

“Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: Is inclusive objectification something to celebrate?” by Tracy Isaacs, Western University The last two weeks of May generated a flurry of celebratory media commentary about the diversity of models in the 2022 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. It was praised for “breaking barriers,” “empowering women” and “trailblazing.” This year’s firsts included: Ashley Callingbull (the … Read More

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When Russia And Ukraine Eventually Restart Peace Talks, Involving Women Could Be A Key Factor

“When Russia and Ukraine eventually restart peace talks, involving women – or not – could be a key factor in an agreement actually sticking.” by Briana Mawby, University of San Diego Ukraine and Russia launched peace talks just days after Russia invaded in early February 2022 – but since then, peace negotiations have started and … Read More

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6 Ways Fathers Can Share Love And Connection With Their Babies

“6 ways fathers can share love and connection with their babies, preschoolers and young children” by Nikki Martyn, University of Guelph-Humber The early years are the most dynamic time of life, producing more than a million neural connections each second. For parents or caregivers, this time offers a wonderful opportunity to impact children’s lives, allowing children … Read More

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Mirror Of Self Reflection

“Mirror of Self Reflection” by Robin J Age creeps up on us all slowly stripping away our youth; then one day we look into the mirror and the body does not seem to match the sparkle in the eyes anymore. Then we begin to look over our shoulder at our past and think I wonder … Read More

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What To Expect From The Reign Of King Charles III

“What to expect from the reign of King Charles III” by Stephen Clear, Bangor University The sad news of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II marks the beginning of the reign of King Charles III. The transition period has already seen questions raised about whether we can expect the new king to be “interventionist”. These concerns … Read More

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Autumn: A Change Will Do You Good

  Autumn “A Change Will Do You Good,” by Sharron Myers As the last rays of summer’s warmth ebb away and the gentle breezes of autumn waft themselves upon us, we recognize once again, that change is inevitable. Nature is constantly changing and yet, so many people have the notion that change is frightening. People … Read More

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Grey Hair: Fine For George Clooney But Not Lisa LaFlamme?

“Grey hair: Fine for George Clooney but not Lisa LaFlamme?” by Victoria Atabakhsh, University of Waterloo and Joe Todd, University of Waterloo Hillary Clinton once said: “Pay attention to your hair, because everyone else will.” It’s been two weeks since the shocking news that longtime CTV News anchor Lisa LaFlamme was dismissed after 35 years … Read More

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Rewriting Your Script, Daily

Script – whose is it, anyway? The answer to that question is the point. The waste paper bin is filled with so many discarded pages. They said to script how you desire it to be but somehow it never seems to work the way you wrote it. Surely you would not have written in a … Read More

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International Literacy Day: Help Another Read

Read a book day. That is what we are observing today. Then on Thursday, it’s Literacy Day. In a time of social media, everything being online, it might feel as if reading is a thing of the past and video is everything. That was not the case in my childhood and thankfully my daughter is … Read More

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Gig Workers Aren’t Self-Employed – They’re Modern-Day Feudal Serfs

“Gig workers aren’t self-employed – they’re modern-day feudal serfs” by Geraint Harvey, Western University; Naveena Prakasam, University of Southampton, and Refat Shakirzhanov, Swansea University To understand neo-villeiny, we first need to understand medieval villeiny. The villeins of medieval Europe were a type of serf (a tenant farmer) that were bonded to a landlord they paid rent … Read More

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