Jarrah Hodge

Entries by Jarrah Hodge

Crap, I'm Ineligible for Public Office

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 6:37 PM

Back in 2005, I ran in a provincial election. Since then I have occasionally been asked if I'm ever going to run again. Today I am announcing my intention not to run in a future election, because I have realized I may be ineligible for public office.


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Where Is The Love In Social Struggle?

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 12:51 PM


When B.C. filmmaker Velcrow Ripper started making "Occupy Love" in 2009, some of his activist friends weren't sure what to make of his questions. How can the crises we're facing socially, economically and environmentally become - of all things - a love...

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Putting Off Pap Tests 'Isn't Worth The Risk': Cervical Cancer Survivor

(3) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 2:13 PM

Pap Awareness Week runs Oct. 22 to 28 and Nanaimo resident Shawnna Taylor is taking the opportunity to remind all B.C. women to get a Pap test when they need it.

Taylor, 30, learned the importance of Pap testing the hard way. When she was 28, she...

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Calling It 'Bullying' Doesn't Do Amanda Todd Justice

(93) Comments | Posted October 13, 2012 | 10:34 PM

Talking about the suicide of 15-year-old Amanda Todd, it's tempting to look for quick answers, to condemn the technology she was using, to believe we can prevent future Amandas from making the same choice by speaking out against "bullying."

But calling it "bullying" or even "cyberbullying" doesn't do it justice....

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Leggo My Leggings!

(17) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 12:01 PM

My close childhood friends will tell you I was very attached to wearing leggings when I was growing up. They were so comfortable it took several years before I could even understand why someone would choose to wear jeans. I was definitely not trying to make a statement or attract...

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Sexism Skating on Thin Ice

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 11:31 AM

The World Championships of figure skating are coming up at the end of March, but according to Queens University Kinesiologist Mary Louise Adams, author of Artistic Impressions: Figure Skating, Masculinity, and the Limits of Sport, figure skating's gender roles are running far behind the times.


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Do Edgy Heart and Stroke Foundation Ads Go Too Far?

(12) Comments | Posted November 17, 2011 | 9:46 AM

When you're a non-profit trying to raise awareness of a major health issue, it makes sense to think outside the box.

That's the approach the Heart and Stroke Foundation has taken in its new "Make Death Wait" ad campaign. The TV portion of the campaign consists of two...

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Canadian Pro-Lifers Take a Page From Tea Party's Book

(48) Comments | Posted September 15, 2011 | 9:10 AM

Taking a page out of the U.S. Tea Party's book and a cue from Ontario Conservative premier-wannabe Tim Hudak, a Canadian "pro-life" group is trying to rally public support around defunding abortion services.

The Campaign Life Coalition is planning a rally on Oct. 22 at Queen's...

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What We Learned From the Amp Radio Breast Implant Contest

(5) Comments | Posted July 21, 2011 | 4:20 PM

Last month Calgary's AMP Radio started running their "Breast Summer Ever" contest. For a chance at the grand prize of a $10,000 breast augmentation surgery, participants were asked to submit a picture and a description of why they thought they should win.

The initial...

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Is There a Wrong Way to Get Women Into Politics?

(5) Comments | Posted July 2, 2011 | 6:30 AM

On Monday, Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett wrote a well-intentioned but misguided column on one of my pet issues: women in politics.

It's no secret that I'm a New Democrat, but as a feminist I have a certain amount of respect for Bennett. She's brought forward some...

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