Sex May Sell Products but Body Shaming Loses Consumers

Nowadays, ad agencies understand that sex sells; the problem with the concept of “sex sells” is that they are so concentrated on selling the product or service the ad may be causing body dissatisfaction to their audience. Many advertisements use body image to attract consumer, but in the end many ads have completely failed due to the agency not realizing that the message they are portraying seems more like body shaming.

Marijuana in the Media

Marijuana, being considered one of the most relevant topics of today’s day and age, has recently been discussed about its legalization in the country. Before and after Justin Trudeau’s campaign and election, many different opinions and subjective thoughts have been made towards the subject, creating a storm of controversy in today’s media. This is based on his proposal to legalize pot, loosely influenced by Colorado’s success after legalizing the substance all throughout the state.

You are the Monster, the "No Russian" controversy of 2009

           At the time of its release in 2009, Infinity Ward’s new Call of Duty game, “Modern Warfare 2”, was critically acclaimed and viewed as one of the best video games to have ever been released in its genre. The game was praised for its entertaining multiplayer and its story driven campaign[1], but it was faced with massive controversy at launch. Why?

Adam22, Lil Pump, and the Depiction of Xanax Culture on YouTube

Adam Grandmaison (aka Adam22), the founder of a hugely successful BMX website has, in the recent past, become somewhat of an influential figure in the underground rap scene. He has risen to relative fame, gathering over 500 000 subscribers, through his podcast that is hosted on his YouTube channel No Jumper. As his influence has grown he has come into contact with more and more rappers and people that are a part of the scene. This has been capped off by the fact that he was able to put together and go on a rap tour entitled “The No Jumper Tour”.

Child Health Issues: How volunteering can help promote positive health


The Star has published an article called “Ban food and drink ads to fight childhood obesity.” This article summarizes a non-profit organization, “The Heart and Stroke Foundation”, talking about a call to action towards the federal government in passing a law that prohibits food and beverage marketing towards children. According to Diego Marchese, interim CEO and executive vice-president of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian children obesity rates have tripled since 1979 which places them at greater harm to developing heart problems, diabetes in their futures.

Children Benefits: How Volunteering at a School can Help the Problem


In this article a volunteer by the name Neesha, talks about her experiences as a volunteer teacher in a third world country. She said it would be nice to have some sort of certificate saying that she has volunteered somewhere. She also says, it’s not just about having a certificate, it’s about making young kids smile and making a difference.

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.

Looking at body image through different disciples

Positive body Image gives the right to both male and female to appreciate their appearances and is content with their bodies. Whereas people who suffer from negative body image treat their appearances to not be adequate enough for society, mass media or themselves.  The three important idioms to look into body image are; public health, psychology and child/adolescent psychiatry. These three topics which will be later discussed are important to the subject of body image.  


How to Report a Case of Abuse to the D.Y.P

As a Special Needs counselors that are working with young children, it is needed to know how to report a case of abuse if they ever encounter one. Reporting can be a difficult process because of simply being uninformed on the subject. In the context of their job, they can ask themselves many questions about what they should report and about the obligation of reporting that comes with their job. They also may not know how to build a case and how to report it to the Director of Youth Protection.