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Question everything, even the CBC

CBC edited a doc for fear of libel and/or litigation. From Jesse Brown at Canadaland (the guy who broke the Jian Ghomeshi story) “So there you have it. The CBC pulled a documentary from the air when a company objected to footage the public broadcaster had legally licensed from Global. Under pressure from its insurers, [...]

Question everything, even the CBC

CBC edited a doc for fear of libel and/or litigation. From Jesse Brown at Canadaland (the guy who broke the Jian Ghomeshi story) “So there you have it. The CBC pulled a documentary from the air when a company objected to footage the public broadcaster had legally licensed from Global. Under pressure from its insurers, [...]

Sheryl Sandberg’s Tip for Women: Sit at the Table.

When I was in Ukraine visiting my dad’s family in 1992, the women never sat at the dinner table once. They spent all the time in the kitchen, cooking, cleaning up, preparing. The men sat at the table, like it was their rightful space. It was  a natural phenomenon for prepared meals to appear before [...]

When good guys go bad: TED … are you still “open”?

All things change. Has the “TED experience” jumped the shark and become … a controlling institution? I’ve never been to TED, but I do love watching the videos. Recently, this week the Internet is abuzz with some cases of TED deleting videos that they had posted. And then there’s this worrisome interview with Restauranteur Eddie [...]

D’uh #Masculism – blame patriarchy, not feminism.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkzBFV5jaX0&feature=share&list=UUMd2_S26D8RzBepSOlMmEGg Here’s a good video on the #Masculism meme on twitter by my new YouTube discovery, Mod Primate. Watch this and you’ll have a new angle on how to respond to the misogynist in your life that insists feminism is oppressing them. It’s not feminism’s fault that you have to go to war and women [...]

Eddie Obeng at Ted

Great and funny presentation on how the world changed 15 years ago, while we were sleeping … and we didn’t notice. We’re still are working the old way – but it’s all obsolete now. The world is changing faster than we learn. http://worldaftermidnight.com/

Afraid of a 14 year old girl?

Her message is so strong and threatening to someone’s world view, that they dared wipe it out. in Pakistan, a gunman walked up to a bus taking children home from school and shot a young girl Malala Yousufzai in the head and neck. Read Taliban attack 14-year-old Pakistani activist. It’s not easy changing the status [...]