Our course has come to an end, but fret not as we have one last blog post for you. Read our joint blog post as we reflect upon our experience with this project and the impact it has since fostered. J. is the author of emBody Sociology. N. is the author of Simply Sociology. Blogging… Continue reading Committing Public Sociology: Reflecting on our Experience
“Cow.” “Fatty.” “Fat-So.” “Fat-Ass.” “Fat-Fuck.” These are among some of the many words that have been casted against me by others on a near-daily basis. These words have been used with the specific intention to demean anything I say or do by shaming me for my fatness. I’ve been called each of these names as… Continue reading Fatness: A Self Reflection
I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed the other day, like any other student to pass the time, and came across a video from VICE News Canada that a friend shared on his timeline. I was immediately drawn into the video upon its first few phrases: “people with disabilities have faced inequality for centuries. It’s… Continue reading Accessibility and the need to address ableism
Content warning: The written post below delves heavily into the content of sexual violence, murder and violence against Indigenous women. According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the women depicted in the image above represent 13 Indigenous women that have been missing and murdered since 2010 in my home province of Alberta. These are only… Continue reading Disposable bodies: Cindy Gladue and [in]justice for the missing and murdered
“From the 1960s to the 1980s, thousands of First Nations and Métis children were forced illegally from our homes and adopted or fostered, usually by non-Aboriginal people. This period is known as the 60s scoop. Many of these kids experienced violence, racism and abuse and lost connection to their identity and culture. Like residential schools,… Continue reading Unmapping next steps following the Blanket Exercise
As philosophers Judith Butler and Julia Kristeva each thoroughly examine the theoretical concept of abjection, they speak to the classifications to identify those with such an attribute. The abject refers to those who are not only cast off from the rest of a homogenous society due to certain social regulations put in place by the… Continue reading Abjection: When Canadian sex workers don’t matter.