Jian Ghomeshi is one charismatic guy.He’s been revered as attractive, popular, successful, a ladies’ man—until now. Now we see that this man, nearly 50 years of age, has been thinking and acting like a spoiled child who totally believes the world revolves around him—and that he is completely entitled to have all of his needs met, sexual and otherwise.Now, he is a man reviled. But I have to wonder why we, as a society, are shocked by his behaviour. Personally, I am more surprised that we are so … [Read more...] about Violence Against Women: Can We Really Be Shocked by Jian Ghomeshi?
I read about this story early yesterday morning. And I thought about it often throughout the day, just shaking my head. I seem to be doing that a lot lately—and I don’t like it. But I have to admit, it took me a while before sitting down to write about this because I kept thinking to myself, “Should I write another piece that deals with the hideous violence we keep experiencing and hearing about day after day? What difference will it make if I do?” Now, the last thing I want is to … [Read more...] about 12-Year-Olds Stabbing 12-Year-Olds: Are We Paying Attention Yet?
I saw the news today—oh boy…We are all shocked and outraged by Elliot Rodger’s shooting spree in Isla Vista, California—with 3 legally purchased handguns and over 400 rounds of ammunition. I can understand us being outraged—but shocked? Really??Two reasons we’re hearing so much about this shooting are: 1) the assailant’s father is the assistant director of the Hunger Games movies—unfortunately, a little celebrity seems to go a long way—and 2) the 22-year-old perpetrator was already known to have … [Read more...] about Yet Another Shooting Spree: Will This Madness EVER End?