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Adrienne Martin

Toronto-based writer. I write about current trends, events and of course, my opinion.

Adrienne Martin is a graduate of Carleton University's journalism program. Though she is currently pursuing a career in public relations, she also blogs full-time. You can read her blog at www.accordingtoadrienne.ca
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Searching For Answers On Inauguration Day

In looking back on the political disaster of a U.S. election, I still find myself asking, "How did we get here?" It's a topic that has been written about at length since the night of November 8 when together, hatred, fear, racism and bigotry, won the American presidency. And still, despite the countless political analyses, panel discussions and expert interviews, I continuously find myself searching for suitable answers. Unsuccessfully.
01/20/2017 03:21 EST
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Black Lives Should Matter To White Christians

Four years after the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and the emergence of BLM both as a political and social movement, the Christian church has largely failed to advocate for the lives of black people. At times silent and at others deliberately distancing itself from BLM, the church has sent a clear message: Black lives do not matter.
10/05/2016 01:14 EDT
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'What Is Aleppo?' Reminds Us Of The War The World Forgot

In the five years since the uprising-turned-civil-war, the Syrian conflict has become the "biggest humanitarian crisis of our time." The United Nations estimates more than 250,000 people have been killed (this figure is widely disputed among various international organizations), while another 6.6. million have been internally displaced.
09/12/2016 02:25 EDT
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Why 'Equal Pay Day' Isn't Close To Enough

Equal Pay Day is great in principle but in practice, it's both ineffective and powerless to enact the real change working women need. While I as a woman--not to mention, a woman of a visible minority who's inordinately affected by any such wage gap -- openly encourages discussions of inequality, discrimination and sexism, I'm reluctant to engage in a dialogue that sparks interest just once a year.
04/13/2016 03:27 EDT
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Black Lives Matter Toronto Can't Stay Silent On Co-Founder's Tweet

Critics of the international movement have called it discriminatory and racist, citing it as an attempt to prioritize black lives over all others ("It's not just black lives -- all lives matter!"). And perhaps most significantly, many have accused the organization of inciting hatred and violence against police. Though these assumptions are completely false, the discovery of a co-founder's tweet talking about killing white people does nothing to quell these criticisms. Rather, it simply adds fuel to an already raging fire.
04/06/2016 11:35 EDT
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Women Shouldn't Feel Betrayed By Ghomeshi Lawyer Marie Henein

As feminists, we must realize we cannot have it both ways; we can't fight for our own to achieve equality and success, but then criticize them once they have found it. Furthermore, we cannot hold women to an invisible standard not outlined for anyone else. After all, would we reprimand a male lawyer who is also a father for defending an alleged child molester? I doubt it.
03/31/2016 09:49 EDT