Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2011«

Anti-Occupy Bingo!

November 24, 2011

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If you’re the type of person who likes to get into interminable internet fights with people who apologize for police brutality while unironically referring to themselves as libertarians, then you’ve probably become a bit bored in the last few weeks. Occupy Wall Street has plenty of very loud detractors on the internet of course, but […]

Gelatogate and A Theory of Justified Offense

November 23, 2011

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I’ve been rolling this around in my brain for a while, but it’s essay-writing season and so I’ve either been too busy or too lazy to actually write about it without some prompting. Luckily, the skeptic community has provided me with just the prompt I needed to drag myself away from my heterogeneous combination of innovation studies […]

My Official G20 Police Complaint Report

November 19, 2011

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In all the excitement about Occupy Wall Street evictions, I almost forgot to share this. On the Monday after the Toronto G20 police riot, my friend and I were stopped on our way to the anti-police brutality demonstration in front of the police headquarters by a group of uniformed police officers, who stopped us and […]

6 Pro-Eviction Arguments Refuted.

November 15, 2011

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Last Saturday in my hometown of Halifax, mayor Peter Kelly negotiated with the occupiers to vacate the parade square for Remembrance day.  When they complied by moving to another park, he sent the police in to clear them out with physical force. 14 people were arrested, mostly for sitting nonviolently in tents. Last night in […]

How I Became a Feminist

November 15, 2011

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There’s one more thing I want to say about the horrible cesspool of sexual harassment, rape jokes and other forms of women’s marginalization that exist on the internet: Please keep calling it out. I am, of course, a member of the half of the human race which is least qualified to explain why this is […]

The White Poppy

November 10, 2011

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Every day on my way to school, I pass by a quaker meeting house. About a week ago, I noticed that they were selling white poppies for a small donation. I decided to pick one up, and I have been wearing it on my coat for the past week. The British aren’t quite as religious about […]

Man up and stop being such a whiny misogynist.

November 9, 2011

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TRIGGER WARNING FOR LANGUAGE DESCRIBING VIOLENT SEXUAL ASSAULT Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: In Mala Fide is an online magazine dedicated to publishing heretical and unpopular ideas. Ideas that polite society considers “racist,” “misogynistic,” “homophobic,” “bigoted” or other slurs used to shut down critical thinking and maintain the web of delusions that keep […]