Survivor

Going Through a Break-Up Doesn't Make You a "Survivor"

Ward Anderson | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

Here's something no one wants to hear: You aren't special because you made it through a bad break-up. Calling someone who had a bad break-up a "survivor" is a kind of First-World-Problems hyperbole. It belittles those who actually persevere and overcome true, life-threatening obstacles.

As a Rape Survivor, You Get Used to Stupid Remarks Like Akin's

Donald D'Haene | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Politics
Donald D'Haene

Todd Akin's ridiculous declaration on the serious crime of rape has created a justifiable uproar. Rape victims everywhere have experienced similar insensitive, nonsensical remarks. Count on it. But no one can top the comments of the man who sexually assaulted me for a period of 11 years.

Reality Television Is Rotting Your Brain

Marcia Sirota | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Maybe some people like to feel superior by laughing at the characters on these shows, but by choosing to waste their time on such drivel, they inadvertently demonstrate their own lack of discernment.