Democracy & Cultural Diversity F2017

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2 jours 2 heures ago

The report is biased. There was a lot of people involved in the alt-right. She excluded to many facts and focus on putting the blame on the gamers. The discord was probably used by a small number of people because it was easy to access an anonymous.
I think that games are made to be able to escape reality and that the anonymity provided by the usernames makes us feel secure when expressing our opinions. This is also the reason why people who wear a "mask" in real life, express there frustrations and their true feelings and opinion online. That is why there is hate speech in games.
In my opinion, the end of the video is hilarious because she found one gamer in the crowd there was and basically said that since he was a gamer so he was a criminal.

2 jours 3 heures ago

As you said, it has nothing to do with their skills or themselves. However, group chemistry is of great importance in the army and I think that not every soldier is ready to accept transgenders. It is also easier to interact with people who share the same values or character. That is the reason why, maybe, a special division should be implemented. I also see the problem of isolating them. It could divide the soldiers in two factions but I think it could also encourage healthy rivalry among the division and improve their chemistry( even though they could do that without forming a separate division).

2 jours 3 heures ago

As you said, it has nothing to do with their skills or themselves. However, group chemistry is of great importance in the army and I think that not every soldier is ready to accept transgenders. It is also easier to interact with people who share the same values or character. That is the reason why, maybe, a special division should be implemented. I also see the problem of isolating them. It could divide the soldiers in two factions but I think it could also encourage healthy rivalry among the division and improve their chemistry( even though they could do that without forming a separate division).

Reply to: Gamers or Haters
2 jours 21 heures ago

I believe that this is definitely a hate speech issue, however, i agree with the previous comment in saying how it is not an XBOX issue because gamers do have the option of simply muting the other players. If someone is ignorant enough to spew out racist, homophobic or sexist comments than that is on them and even though yes, it may hurt the feelings of another player, XBOX should not be the ones taking the wrath for it. This can be applied to social media, if someone writes or says something hateful, than all freedom of speech platforms would have to look into censorship, however, this will be limiting human rights. Although i find it distasteful to get aggressive and say racial, homophobic or sexist slurs over a game or on any interactive platform, this should not be put on the shoulders of the creators of XBOX.

2 jours 21 heures ago

I chose to respond to your post because this topic is very important and one that will help women who have been in situations like these that they have a voice and people are there to listen and help. The #MeToo movement on social media i found to be very inspiring because it is a breakthrough for women to come out and share their stories. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for women to be sexually harassed especially in the entertainment industry. There are many people out there being taken advantage of by others who feel like they have some sort of superiority over them. The comment that President Donald Trump made is extremely offensive; it encourages the degradation of women. It also sickens me that there have been instances where people have said how it is the women's fault if she has been sexually assaulted. Some say it is in the way they dress or the way they act. Just because a women may be in touch with her sexuality more than others does not mean whatsoever that "she was asking for it"!! I believe situations such as these ones should not be taken lightly and also that women should not feel ashamed to speak out about their stories.

2 jours 22 heures ago

I chose to respond to your post because this is a very popular topic that i believe should be discussed more. To answer your question, i strongly suggest that the government should assist their integration rather than creating a separate division for these individuals. The reasoning why one might become a transgender is because they feel out of place at first and because they do not identify themselves with the gender they were born as. So why would we separate them from other members of the military, that would just contribute to making them feel out of place and classifying them. What does being transgender have to do with the skills one may possess in the military?

2 jours 22 heures ago

I agree with your belief that Canada should practice physician assisted suicide because what it all comes down to is the "my body, my life, my choice" idea. Many argue that those who ask to be euthanized are thinking selfishly because they are not thinking of how their families would feel; but, hypothetically, if a loved one was in so much suffering that they asked for such a thing, wouldn't you want them to do whatever will make them feel better. I would think that seeing a loved one in so much pain would hurt the families as well that you would want what is best for them.

2 jours 22 heures ago

I chose to respond to your post because i strongly agree that the media may influence others into thinking that they have to look or even act in a certain way to be socially accepted. The only thing that i hope people don't confuse this with is that those who are comfortable and confident in their own skin shouldn't have to hide it because of what people may say. Many are comfortable and confident therefore, if they want, they are allowed to show it off in the media. However, with doing so, others should not think that just because one person feels confident in his or her own skin than that means that's what they will have to look like to achieve that same feeling. The problem with the media, is indeed, what you mentioned about photo shop and how making an individual look perfect is unrealistic because nobody is perfect and everyone should embrace the way that they look. Also, I completely agree that advertisements of young girls dressing in adult clothing may be subject to others feeling like doing that will be the only way that they feel accepted in society. Also, we cannot forget about young boys. Many focus their attention on how young girls are being influenced by media advertisements but do not see that this is a crisis that very well affects young boys just as much as young girls. I feel as though this subject should be talked about more in the education system considering that young kids are being raised in a generation that relies on media/the internet.

2 jours 23 heures ago

I understand how Quebec initially wanted to implement such a law for safety reasons, however, targeting ones religion has nothing to do with the safety of others. Just because an individual is apart of the Muslim community does not mean that they are a terrorist nor does it mean that they support terrorism. A terrorist attack is the premeditated use of violence on civilians in order to instil fear. There have been many planned attacks done by other people who are not apart of the Muslim community. Respectfully, I noticed you mentioned that you "feel unsafe when they are around", however, weapons can be hidden anywhere, purses, schoolbags etc. You do not need to be wearing clothing with a face covering to hide weapons. Does this mean every time you see someone with a purse or a schoolbag that you will feel unsafe? My point is, how are we supposed to know if someone is dangerous. Anyone walking onto a bus can be dangerous, does this mean that we will have to I.D. those who are wearing scarves that cover half their faces when its cold out? Will we have to start checking everybody's bags to make sure that no one is carrying a weapon? Airport security mechanisms are here for the safety of others because they check EVERYONE. But solely identifying those who wear face coverings because of religious reasons is blatantly targeting their beliefs. Obviously, they will not start checking everybody who receives public services, i'm not trying to say that that is what they should do, but i just find it unfair that this bill singles out people of that religion. Points like the ones i just stated make me question the intention of Bill 62.
Please feel free to respond to further explain the reasoning behind your belief.

Reply to: The Catalan Crisis
1 semaine 5 heures ago

I chose to respond to your article because I believe it is an interesting topic and I wanted to learn more about it. I, however, disagree with your opinion because I think Spain is right to want to keep Catalan as a part of their country. Having a different culture does not (or rather should not) equal the need for an independent state. I believe the strength of a country lays in multiculturalism. You explained the values on which Europe was founded were democracy, freedom, free expression, welcoming and non-violence. Allowing Catalans to express their unicity and take an active part in their country’s democracy lets them to flourish as a population while still being an integrating part of Spain. A parallel can be made between Catalans and Quebec’s independence. Those two states are really different from the rest of their country and are fighting to become separate territories, but they are what enriches their mother country. All the different beliefs, languages, and practices are what diversifies and strengthens the overall richness in the culture of the country. I think allowing all different culture to flourish and express themselves is really important and that it is what strengthens a country’s overall culture and history. Why do you think it would be so profitable to let Catalan become a separate federation?

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