Category Archives: Canadian Counterpunch

Judge jails (indigenous) rape victim

Canada has no shortage of institutional racist disgraces on its historical record. But lest anyone say “Oh, but we’ve moved beyond that!”, right in time for our 150th birthday party (which is less than a month away now), sit down … Continue reading

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It was 90 years ago today…

…that his dad was in the KKK. And Donnie still is in denial, which is good for a sardonic smile. With apologies to the Beatles (and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band), a headline from all those years ago that … Continue reading

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If uniformed officers are a bad idea at schools, what about Pride?

A 1981 issue of The Body Politic, a Toronto gay community newspaper, calling for protests against the police following a series of bathhouse raids known as Operation Soap. As Pride Week approaches in Toronto, I’ve noticed an uptick on my … Continue reading

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On (re-)reading The Handmaid’s Tale: A few random thoughts

The first time I read The Handmaid’s Tale, I was in university…and I didn’t understand it at all. To be fair, I was probably about 19 or 20. The book was just a couple of years old, a major bestseller … Continue reading

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Neil Macdonald cries for teh menz

Oh, won’t somebody think of the men? Clearly, no one in Ottawa is doing so, if the latest federal budget is any indication. Luckily, the menz have Neil Macdonald, CBC’s voice of the voiceful, to take up their kvetch for … Continue reading

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Leah McLaren, WTF?

Yes, this IS pre-emptive brain bleach. Trust me, you’re going to need it. You have been warned. So a friend of mine PM’d me on Facebook today, asking if I thought Leah McLaren was worthy of wanklisting. She linked a … Continue reading

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Sam Bee takes on Sebaaaaaastian Goooooooorka

Because I’m too tired to write much, please enjoy some comedy at the expense of a pompous idiot with a bad face merkin. Or, as Sam puts it: “a cruise-ship magician’s facial hair”.

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Music for a Sunday: What I wanna know, man…

…why oh why is it suddenly winter for realz when we’re just on the cusp of spring? Bonus! There’s also a German version: And in case you hadn’t guessed, we’re due for a major snowdumper tomorrow through Tuesday here in … Continue reading

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Happy Women’s Day. Here’s what we’re (still) up against.

What are we working for? CHANGE. And what are we working to change? These things, among many, MANY others: If you’re driving while female, be careful about honking your horn at anyone blocking the road. Some asshole with a crowbar … Continue reading

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Ugh, Sophie…NO.

Can you spot what’s wrong with this picture? Take a good close look: It’s a lovely shot, don’t get me wrong. But the sentiments expressed alongside, while sweet, seem to me more fitting for Valentine’s Day than International Women’s Day: … Continue reading

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