4 LGBT-Affirming Islamic Teachings

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

There are many LGBT Muslims and many LGBT persons who embrace Islam as their faith. They address the prohibitive Islamic texts on homosexuality in their diverse ways. Some adopt the "martyr of love" narrative to live their life as a struggle. Others live with severe cognitive dissonance, often zealously following repetitive rituals to fill the inner void. Yet, LGBT Muslims can draw much spiritual comfort from their faith while gently setting aside norms that do not speak to their authentic selves, for Islam is much more than the story of Lot's people.

Miley Cyrus, White Feminism, and the Dance of Oppression

Darlena Cunha | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Music
Darlena Cunha

This is not about Miley. It's not about back-up dancers. It's not about one entertainment show that happened one night in August 2013. It's about an institutionalized thought process that is subtly reinforced at every given opportunity. And if we stop writing about the institution, aren't we doing society a disservice?

Just Because Your Brain Objectifies Women Doesn't Make it Right

Jeff Fraser | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Living
Jeff Fraser

Cognitive psychologists have discovered that our brains reduce women to their sexual body parts, and treat those parts as objects. The data confirms what many of us have suspected all along: we objectify women without even thinking about it. But does that mean that sexism is an inevitable result of our physiology? That's not so easy to answer.

A Slut's View on Porn

Sonya JF Barnett | Posted 10.17.2011 | Canada
Sonya JF Barnett

If you know me, it's no secret that I'm a huge proponent of pornography. I've been a fan ever since I caught glimpse of the stack of Playboys in my fa...