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Oppression and the Muslim Woman

Since we were on the topic of Islamophobia in lecture, I thought it would only be appropriate to touch on the recent laws made in France banning face veils in public. There is some very intense debate on whether this … Continue reading

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Islamophobia and Dispelling Hatred

Islamophobia has several debated meanings, but the most common one is an irrational fear of Muslim persons which often leads to discriminatory practices regarding Muslims and the exclusion of Muslims from mainstream society. The term Islamphobia may be a misnomer … Continue reading

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“I Am Jazz”: Thoughts from Watching, Live Blog and Reflection

“I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition” Live Blogging “Extraordinary circumstances” says the father. Parents always knew Jazz was ‘different’. Jazz is such a positive person. Kids watch out for one another, energetic family that enjoys life, is proud of … Continue reading

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Growing Up With White Privilege and Being Witness to the Big 28

It’s simply incredible the everyday, often simple things I take for granted as a white, heterosexual, cisgendered, middle-class female. I also grew up in a predominantly white, small town without much exposure to people of colour and their oppressions, as … Continue reading

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Fan Fiction and the Creative Urge

Long have humans revealed in the worlds created by others, from Homer’s The Odyssey to folklores told by travelling bards. These stories enriched societies and in some cases became so tied with culture that variations of the stories still exist … Continue reading

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