When did silence become the rule for abortions — again?

You might not have even noticed, how few women are openly discussing their personal experience with abortion any more. Our freedom here in Canada and the protections of Roe v. Wade in the south might have made us complacent. As U.S. Justice Kennedy prepares to retire, abortion rights are very much back in the news [...]

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Yes, actually, I am offended

This four-panel meme has been going around social media again. It shows people in various centuries dying of black plague, working 16-hour days, fighting a war, and, finally in the 2000s, sobbing because they’ve been offended. The point seems to be that people can’t imagine real tribulation anymore and haven’t any courage, so they’re easily [...]

Using a person’s name is a matter of respect

It’s a no-brainer when you’re introduced to someone. “This is James. He’s our new IT guy.” “It’s Jim,” he says. You call him Jim, and everyone is happy. It should be exactly this simple when we’re faced with something less expected: “Actually, I go by Rhonda now” or “My pronoun is they.” Told once, never [...]