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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.