Splintering the TTP from the middle is a major coup, and analysts say that breaking up the TTP over the issue of talks was always part of the government's strategy. Things may get worse before they get better but Prime Minister Sharif needs to keep the lines of communication with TTP open. Taliban insurgents have been attempting to destabilize the government for over 10 years. Peace will not come overnight, but it will come only through a democratically elected government, however self-serving.
Iman Sheikh is a Digital Media Producer at TVOntario. Regularly published in Toronto Life magazine, she is a former blogs editor at Huffington Post Canada and ex copy editor at the National Post. Iman studied Political Science and Economics at Vassar College.
Yes, misogyny was evident but it wasn't the reason for the actual shooting. Just to be clear, pointing out misogyny isn't being anti-men -- it's highlighting a problem in society. While Elliot Rodger did stab three men to death in his apartment, he also seemed to have a serious issue with women. But it seems that most young men have misogynistic feelings of inadequacy at some point in their lives, so this was not remarkable. Things went as far as they did because the system Rodger was in did a horrendous job of identifying just how much of a danger to society he was.
06/06/2014 08:57 EDT
The very idea of "push presents" sounds too much like a Sex and the City episode gone wrong. Don't get me wrong; there's a great sentiment behind push presents. If a man does something to recognize the emotional and physical stress of carrying a child of his own volition, it's a lovely gesture. But new mothers shouldn't let a trickle-down trend from Hollywood lead them to expect diamonds and sapphires, and new fathers shouldn't feel pressured into giving them.
01/13/2014 05:17 EST
I can't say I'm all that surprised about George Clooney skipping the TIFF premiere of Gravity. He's embarrassed. I would be too. And Sandra Bullock, let's face it, you're basically just playing the same role you had in Speed. Except Speed had a plot.
09/15/2013 11:45 EDT
In The Husband, Hank is a petite, painfully skinny ad exec. He hates his job, his coworkers and basically his entire life. It's not hard to see why. Henry is solely responsible for looking after his baby, Charlie, because his wife Alyssa is in jail. She is a former teacher incarcerated for having sex with her 14-year-old student. It only gets worse from there, but it's a worthwhile character study.
09/13/2013 12:13 EDT
So you want TIFF tickets? Good luck. If you have a full-time job (that you enjoy and want to keep) serious TIFF-ing is probably not for you. Also, before you dive right in, know that there are a lot of bad films at film festivals, even TIFF. Now, here's your step by step guide to acquiring TIFF tickets.
08/19/2013 12:20 EDT
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