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          There was a TED Talk called ‘What New Power Looks Like’ that had taken place in June of 2014 by a man named Jeremy Heimans (http://www.ted.com/talks/jeremy_heimans_what_new_power_looks_like?language=en).  He explained two concepts called New Power and Old Power, and the good and bad aspects of both types of powers.  In a blog titled ‘Some Thoughts on Old Power VS New Power’ published on Sunday November 30th, 2014 in a blog site entitled “De-mass’d”, the author Leora Kornfeld

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            Sexual harassment is not an epidemic, but it has been getting much more media coverage in the last few years than it ever has before.  So what is sexual harassment?

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            Helen Bamber, a prominent human rights activist and psychotherapist, began her work in activism when she was about twenty years old.

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     A wonderful organization, located in the center of Montreal, offers help to survivors of sexualt assaults.  The organization is called SACCOMS, Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students' Society.        Sexual Assault may happen frequently but it is often underreported because of feelings of shame, fear of not being taken seriously or the journey of prosecuting the attacker is too long and arduous for the assault survivor to experience.  

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          The turn of the century has brought many progressive changes to western society, none of which came about without hard work.  One of the changes in which the new millennium has brought us is the legalization of same sex marriage in Canada and certain parts of the United States.  The legalization of same-sex marriage has been a huge step forward for the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) community, especially because only about twenty years ago, it would have still been difficult to speak openly about one’s sexual orientation.  As it was described in the a

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To this day, the Death penalty is still permitted in more than 50 countries around the world, including the United States, China, Japan and many others very influential countries. In 2015, in the United States, 7 inmates have been scheduled to die by the hands of the State after having being found guilty of killing at least one victim. However, it usually takes the State a long time before applying the punishment. Those prisoners who get sentenced to death usually wait years before they actually receive their sentence, some of them up to 30 years.

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          Sometimes in life, we all need someone to talk to and to give us some objective advice about things that go on in our lives.  But throughout our lives, it becomes more and more difficult to find someone who we trust enough to talk about our problems and would be able to give some objective advice to us.  Often we would entrust a professional, such as a therapist or psychologist, to help us unravel our deepest secrets.  But many people are unable to afford the recommended amount of sessions that are needed to help get everything off their chest.  There may be others who ar

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It is okay for people in an enormous amount of pain to bring their lives to an end with the help of a doctor.  Sean Fine of The Globe and Mail wrote on Friday, the sixth of February 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled, unanimously, that “the ‘sanctity of life’ also includes the ‘passage into death’ extends constitutional rights into a new realm”. 

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Very few issues have been debated by mankind for as long as prostitution. The subject can be polarizing which makes it difficult for governments to legislate upon. It would be ridiculous to try and summarize the issue into a single moral dilemma. But since it has to be done let's look at it this way: there are two manners of considering prostitutes: as sex workers or as victims, whether they are seen as one or the other is often the main factor in determining sex trade policies.

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            We have grown accustom to certain things in our lives that may seem odd to others, but we won’t notice them until someone points them out to us.  Maybe we won't even notice how odd it is until we see it in a more exaggerated or public form, such as in the media.  2014 has been an eye opening year when it comes to realizing how normatized we are on certain things, such as sexual harassment or street harassment.  Some may believe that it is not a frequent occurrence.  I can understand how some may not think it happens on a regular basis, because it is not an occurrence that may be

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            Racism is everywhere.  Controversial sentence?  Yes.  But true?  Maybe.  It depends on who you ask.  Racism can come in all different shapes and sizes, and it can be exposed to us nowadays in such subliminal ways that we don't even realize it happens, where as opposed to fifty or sixty years ago, racism was very direct.  Colour blindness is a term that is more commonly used today than it was several decades ago.  In racial terms, colour blindness may be defined as disregarding someone's skin tone/colour, culture, ethnicity, and etc.

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Original title: How to make stress your friend Author (speaker): Kelly McGonigal Publication: Talks, TED.com Publication date: Filmed July 2013 In our daily lives, we often deal with certain forms of stress. Depending on who we are, stress appears in various circumstances and quantities. In her Talk "How to make stress your friend", health psychologist Kelly McGonigal discusses her goal to help people deal with stress in a way that will support them in difficult situations.  

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Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that when you watch the news and hear about mass murdering or even a simple murder done by a man of color, society immediately needs to point out and emphasize the fact that the crime’s motives must be linked to his ethnicity, faith or culture. As if the crime and the man themselves are overshadowed by the fact that the perpetrator is not white, and then suddenly his actions speak for the entirety of his race or religion.

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            In the article called “Talking to Small Children About Race” by Anne Theriault, really hits home to many families across the nation.  Many parents either don’t see or understand that racism is still an issue, or parents never truly get to sit down with their children and have a good long talk about what it (race) is because they just don’t know how.  There still a larger majority of parents, according to this article, who play the ‘colour blindness’ card.  Colour blindness is when someone does not think that people are necessarily different colours, but they think that everyone

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                       In Lauren Carasik’s article “United Nations watchdog US for persistent racism”,   from September 8, 2014, identifies how the United States discriminates against different   racial and ethnic groups especially in the legislative system. She concludes how the   United States should do legislative changes, policy initiatives, resource allocations and an   action plan to change the racial discrimination. The Convention on the Elimination of All  

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The article “Torrence Collier, 11, says he faces racism, extreme bullying in Westport, Boy who is only black child in town uses separate washroom, under constant supervision while at school” written by CBC News on June 11 2014 explains that racism and bullying due to the color of your skin is still in strong force today. The article involves a young 11 year old boy who lives in a town with a population of 200 where he is the only African American civilian; he is repeatedly bullied at school.

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            Uproar of powerful emotions from the general public has arisen after the unarmed shooting of Michael Brown from Ferguson, Missouri.  But this time, feminists have stepped up to the plate on talking about racism.  In the article ‘Feminists Take on Race and Police Conduct Post-Ferguson’ written by Ruth Tam (published in the Washington Post on September 1st), it explains how Caucasian feminists are beginning to realize and acknowledge how much race has an impact on women’s lives.  Before, Caucasian feminists have put an extreme emphasis on gender inequality and income inequality be

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Around the globe, we are constantly surrounded by the media. With the technologies these days every few hundred step that we take there will be always some sort of advertisement around beauty, cosmetic surgery and even weight lost products for men and women to think after them self about their own body. A woman in the other hand spends thousands of dollars on cosmetic surgeries to make them more attractive for men and the world to see her from top to bottom. From Botox to liposuction people will always try to find a way to make them self more presentable to the society.

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                    Canadian faces an issue towards gun owning and gun control. The government holds a registry that permits us to know who has a gun and basic information about that weapon. For some people this is offending and needless spending of money in addition to being a violation of privacy and freedom. Those in favour of the registry says it is valuable to law enforcement and could potentially save lives.  

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The issue of marijuana legalization/decriminalization in Canada having been brought to public attention recently by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, journalists Tobi Cohen and Andrea Hill of the Vancouver Sun in their article "Not everyone high on pot's economic benefits" thought it appropriate to clarify both sides of the argument concerning this issue on a financial standpoint. The medical aspect of marijuana use/consumption is not treated in the subject article or in this post.  

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