Mutual Membership

Women's Rights and Sexual Violence: How Volunteering at the Women's Center of Montreal Can Help the Problem


Last Thursday, Robin Camp, a Canadian judge who gained popularity last year when he asked a sexual assault victim why she could not just keep her “knees together”, resigned from Federal Court. It was a rare event in the Canadian justice system and was followed by the release of a report from the Judicial Council which demanded him to be fired.

The Common Book That Became The Rare Book

So I ended up with a very small book, with the dimensions of around 3x5 inches and weighed approximately 1 pound, by Culpepper published in 1751 titled, “Complete and Experienced Midwife.” This book was probably used by lower-classed midwifes during the 18th century as a guide to child bearing and proper remedies for the diseases. At first glance of the book, the cover is made from leather and is probably the original cover, since the cover seems to used and scuffed with marks.

Racism Assignment 1

Gian Franco Pietrantonio

Anthropology 381-204-LA

The Myth of Race and the Reality of Racism

Group 544

September 12, 2016


Racism Seen by a Newly Arrived Immigrant

Advertising, enemy of women


First Nations versus Mining; continuing a quintessential debate

Taskeo Mines Ltd. In British Colombia has applied to the government for a 50 percent increase in the water discharge it releases from the Gibralrar mine into the Fraser River. The Tsilhqot’in Nation who shares the lands with the mine expresses some hesitancy over this increase regarding environmental and health concerns. Primarily, concerns were expressed about environmental health. This includes the condition of the fish and animals, and the various feedbacks this will have on the Native community. Taskeo Mines continues to refute the majority of these claims.

Facebook use 'makes people feel worse about themselves'

        A two week study was made on the possible consequences that Facebook has on a young adult's well-being and they discovered that it has negatives effects on them. The volunteers received 5 surveys a day that were asking questions about how they feel at this moment, how much they used Facebook and interacted directly with people since the last survey. They established that people spend more time on Facebook when they felt lonely, the more they use it, the worse they feel afterward and the more they use it, the less you are satisfied with their life.

It's all about common sense


11th February 2015, a group of teenagers apparently having nothing to do chose to fill up that loss of time by pushing themselves on snowbanks. Just for fun they said. Well Chris Chafe, 18 years old, challenged his friends to push him down the snowbank in front of a coming bus. Results, he is not here anymore to talk about it. I'm still trying to find out what went through their minds. How can people have fun pushing other people in the street? We could have expected kids from elementary school to have such thoughts, but in this case the "victim" who would also be guilty, was 18 years old.

The Ukraine Crisis Timeline

Hi, as a former student I might not have any relevance in the context of this website anymore. However if any teachers are interested

I stumbled upon this interesting project. Since it's a newsactivism class I believe that this setup is more user friendly, simple to apply and 

most importantly interesting to read. 


Hope you can make something out of this,




Potentially-growing racism in Northern Ireland.


Henry Mcdonald’s article: “Racism in Northern Ireland: ‘They called our children monkeys’” discusses a mixed-race couple’s struggle to integrate themselves into a catholic, working-class area near Belfast, and the potential reasons for why a fairly large and seemingly-growing amount of people express such a xenophobic attitude towards immigrants in their community.

Entering a Cosmopolitan World: L'Auberge Espagnole

Few weeks ago, I learned in my anthropology class that cosmopolitanism is defined as an ideology that all human groups belong to a single community based on a shared morality. Rosabet Ross Kanter (1995), a professor at Harvard Business School, describes the people following that philosophy with two main characteristics. The most attractive values of cosmopolitanism are the emphases on peace over war and tolerance over conflict; thus, these components allows for better communication and better bridging over dissimilarities.