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Lina's life as a refugee has been fraught with loneliness and fear. Her journey began with the murder of her father.
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Geek culture has a sexism (and, yep, racism) problem that it has been unable to shed despite growing into our era's dominant form of pop culture. This subcultural sexism has been a roadblock for female geeks over the years. But times are changing, and movies like Wonder Woman are speeding up that process.
"It’s inspired by the world around me and not seeing that represented enough in popular culture.”
Black Bolt was deemed "the single most destructive superhero."
"Times have changed. And as the audience changes, so do the superheroes."
"Women love f*cking superhero movies!"
Movie franchises like "Superman," "Wolverine," "Spider-Man," and "Iron Man" continue proving that the appetite for superheroes in our lives is endless. But film isn't the only medium to romanticize th...
There will never be a time when we are not at risk from one of the long list of microbial threats. However, we are learning how to work with good germs, such as Lactobacillus, Bdellovibrio, and Micavibrio, as allies in the fight. These small defenders deserve our attention and respect.
Nine-year-old boys are asking why they can't have six-pack abs like Jacob from Twilight and eight-year-old girls hate their "chubby" tummies. What can we do as their parents to help them feel better about themselves? I offer tips, tools, games and projects to help parents empower their kids with the self-esteem they deserve. Here are some fun ideas to get you started.
Do we need toddlers to start thinking about what kind of wedding dresses they want? Aren't we past telling little girls that one of their dreams has to be marriage? And the fact is the 'till death do us part' marketing is vastly one-sided. When was the last time you saw a boy's toy in a tux? I'll give you a hint. It wasn't anything wedding related.
It's a short week for most moms with the long weekend, so I'll be brief. There is a lot to report and reflect on -- drinking and driving, an app that tells you when to take a pee break, home organizing solutions and restaurants promoting well-behaved kids. What is the world coming to?
It would be sweet if Calgary had a real-life superhero running the city...Oh wait, they do! Ok, ok. Not really. The above picture was tweeted out Friday afternoon by Nenshi after a string of Twitter...