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Culture & Religion

How “Queerbaiting” is Harmful to the LGBTQ+ Community

Minorities are often used as “aesthetics”. Think of the accusations of blackface rippling across the internet, or the stereotypical doll-like Japanese schoolgirl. The latest victim of this fad? The LGBTQ+ community. They must have been able to count the other’s eyelashes. The camera cuts to black just before the two women’s lips touch, but the […]

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Canada

Alberta UCP Members Vote to Potentially “Out” Gay Students, Limit Privacy

At their founding Annual General Meeting (AGM) from May 4 to 6, Alberta’s United Conservative Party (UCP) took a stance on the balance between the rights of parents and of LGBT students. On Sunday morning, 57% of delegates voted in favour of a resolution that would require parents to be informed any time their child […]

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Taxes & Economics World & Society

Glocalization: The Future of the Global Economy?

The term glocalization, coined by sociologist Roland Robertson, emerged in the 1990s. It is a way of explaining how global businesses adapt to local cultures. One of the best examples of this business practice is McDonald’s, the fast-food chain restaurant that is present in almost every corner of the world and attempts to cater to […]