The Portrayal of Female Stereotypes in Popular Culture

I unearthed another one of my papers from university the other evening and the subject matter of said paper really encouraged me to examine the consequences of inaccurate depictions of women in media. The portrayal of female stereotypes in popular culture can be considerably detrimental to the public perception of women. The ways in which … Continue reading The Portrayal of Female Stereotypes in Popular Culture

Cody Jinks

I am an avid fan of country music. Authentic, real and genuine country music, however, not the pop country that is dominating the country music industry in contemporary society. I often find myself listening to classic country music, for example songs by George Strait, Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson, and yearning for an artist to … Continue reading Cody Jinks

The Depiction of Violence Against Women in Early London Literature

Violence against women is a prevalent theme in numerous works of literature, therefore an understanding of what this type of violence consists of is needed to determine the implications it proposes. In their article "Prevalence of Violence against Immigrant Women: A Systematic Review of the Literature", Gonçalves and Matos, two Latin American Feminist scholars, offer … Continue reading The Depiction of Violence Against Women in Early London Literature

The Disproportionate Perception of Pride Month

In case you're unaware, the month of June has been recognized as Pride month. June was selected out of all months within the calendar year to celebrate individualistic pride to commemorate the Stonewall Riots that occurred at the conclusion of June in 1969. Throughout Pride month, many events and celebrations are held to acknowledge sexual … Continue reading The Disproportionate Perception of Pride Month

Brock University’s 2017 Convocation

This past Friday I attended the convocation ceremony at Brock University for students receiving a Bachelor of Arts. Being a Humanities student, I graduated on Friday, but convocation ceremonies occurred throughout the duration of the week, Friday being the concluding day of graduation. The ceremony itself was pleasant and the day overall was truly wonderful … Continue reading Brock University’s 2017 Convocation

The Portrayal of Mothers and Motherhood in Popular Culture

Motherhood is a truly respectful concept and role to bear in contemporary society. Considering that mother figures are persons who deserve indefinite recognition and appreciation, it is troublesome to acknowledge the negative ways in which mothers and motherhood are depicted in various popular culture mediums. My personal interpretation of how mothers and motherhood is depicted … Continue reading The Portrayal of Mothers and Motherhood in Popular Culture

Laziness in the Work Force: What Does it Mean for Future Generations?

My mom and I had a very thorough discussion the other day regarding the prevalence of laziness in the work force. So often I witness employees who fail to conduct their assigned duties in a complete or even correct manner, and this significantly frustrates me. Being raised on a farm has undoubtedly allowed me to … Continue reading Laziness in the Work Force: What Does it Mean for Future Generations?

Latin American Feminist Literature: Deborah Castillo’s “Talking Back”

One of the courses I was enrolled in during the final semester of my university education was titled Latin American Women's Perspectives. The course aimed to educate persons about feminism and how it is perpetuated in Latin American culture, and it was a very interesting and informative course. One of the readings we were assigned … Continue reading Latin American Feminist Literature: Deborah Castillo’s “Talking Back”

Minimum Wage Increase in Ontario: What Does it Mean?

It was recently announced that Kathleen Wynne, the current Premier of Ontario, plans to heighten Ontario's minimum wage amount to $15.00 by the year 2019. The current minimum wage amount is $11.40, therefore increasing the amount to fifteen dollars is a rather significant jump. This wage escalation has sparked a lot of discussion across Ontario … Continue reading Minimum Wage Increase in Ontario: What Does it Mean?