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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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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Money & Politics

The Blunt Truth: An Economic View on The Legalization of Marijuana

Posted November 8, 2013 by Recultured Team

The battle on marijuana has been one of many, many years. Canada, specifically the province of British Columbia, will heavily benefit economically from its legalization.

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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

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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