Politics

‘Girls will be girls’ and ‘Boys will be boys’

Posted January 24, 2012 by Recultured Team

Last month, I wrote part of the following post in response to an online discussion I had with my friends regarding ‘gendered’ (what constitutes as ‘feminine’ and ‘masculine’) presents for our Secret Santa gift exchange, and I think it would be worth sharing: Gender socialization, such as ‘pink’ for girls and ‘blue’ for boys, is […]

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Cars

Is Vancouver Really Canada’s Most Congested City?

Posted July 18, 2012 by Recultured Team

TomTom recently dubbed Vancouver as North America’s second-most congested city (after Los Angeles), and therefore Canada’s most congested city, in terms of vehicular traffic. I believe this conclusion is flawed. Read about why, and some ideas I have to reducing congestion within Metro Vancouver.

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Politics

Asexuality – Redefining Love and Sexuality

Posted January 9, 2012 by Recultured Team

The topic of ‘asexuality’ greatly intrigued me after reflecting on a guest lecture in my Sociology of Sexualities class (SOCI 369) about anti-homophobia and sex education in schools; the speaker mentioned that because sex and sexual desires are emphasized as the norm in sex education, discourse around asexuality (valuing romantic but not sexual relationships) is often ignored. I was […]

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Money & Politics

Food Bank 101 (Part 1)

Posted October 21, 2011 by Recultured Team

  In stead of donating money, what else can we do to reduce poverty? Same story happens everyday, in every city: large numbers of food are wasted and expired, on the shelf, at home or on the table; on the other side, homeless people are sleeping beside the street, suffering from the hunger and thirst. […]

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Politics

The War on Gays

Posted October 30, 2013 by Recultured Team

Among the many atrocities that have happened this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin has pushed into law a bill that infringes on many basic human rights, essentially prohibiting any rights/freedoms of those identifying as LGBTQ. The law, “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minor” is supposedly in place to protect the Russian society, more specifically, […]

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