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Black writers can't be expected to continually argue and prove the very basics of their life experiences every time they're granted some space in a publication. Can you imagine a (non-female) sportswriter being quizzed by readers about the foundations of their sports knowledge? Yet open up any Canadian news piece about Black Lives Matter, Islamophobia, or misogyny, and I promise you'll see the equivalent.
Rosie DiManno is scheduled to appear in court on July 26.
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Toronto Star columnist Rosie DiManno's latest piece is an unequivocal defense of racist and offensive sports logos, including the Chicago Blackhawks and yes, even the Washington Redskins. But does her own logic support this mentality? Would she feel the same if we were talking about a team called The Toronto Jews, with its logo showcasing noble profile of a Jewish Hassid? Not quite.
Patients in hospital are often receiving drug therapy and having the proper dose of medications that are optimally effective with minimal side effects determined. They are not allowed to smoke and then they are discharged and resume smoking at the same level as before hospitalization. As Dr O'Reilly pointed out, "the resumption of smoking can interfere with the effectiveness of their antipsychotic medication dose."
The word "mental" conjures fearful images; the "crazed" ax murderer, the "psycho" who stalks people and then stabs them repeatedly, the young man who takes a gun and sprays a stream of bullets in a room full of young children. Mental illness drags behind it a heavy bag of ignorance and confusion that has led to the stigma of shame and prejudice for those of us with the illness as well as our families, and continues to promote fear in the public square. Unfortunately, there are still too many people who abuse the mentally ill and use our illness as a means to play on people's fear. Rosie DiManno, a columnist I respect, has fallen into that category.
And you thought "She lost a womb but gained a penis" was the most surprising thing the Toronto Star's Rosie DiManno would ever write. In a column published Wednesday on why Justin Trudeau's plan to le...
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