Rutherford Mansfield

Jul 15

This 14-year-old boy committed suicide after a video was taken of him in the school toilet and went viral, CBS reports. I believe school administrations endorse this behaviour by their inaction on issues like bullying and social media and by their prudish, unhealthy inability to deal with sexual issues in an adult manner. There is also a homophobic element to this story - do we think the story would have played out the same way if the cameraman had followed the victim into the girls toilet? Society still considers sexual abuse between men to be at best taboo and at worst a joke, and these kind of tragedies are the result. It’s appalling. 
And heartbreaking. RIP Matthew Burdett.

This 14-year-old boy committed suicide after a video was taken of him in the school toilet and went viral, CBS reports. I believe school administrations endorse this behaviour by their inaction on issues like bullying and social media and by their prudish, unhealthy inability to deal with sexual issues in an adult manner. There is also a homophobic element to this story - do we think the story would have played out the same way if the cameraman had followed the victim into the girls toilet? Society still considers sexual abuse between men to be at best taboo and at worst a joke, and these kind of tragedies are the result. It’s appalling. 

And heartbreaking. RIP Matthew Burdett.

Jul 03

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The CBC reports that Rob Ford suggested he took heroin. Meanwhile, a study from Washington University shows that today’s heroin user is white and suburban. Does this explain Ford Nation? Do we now understand who they are and why he appeals to them?

Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License   by  MattysFlicks 

May 17

I entitle this “#Westmount LOLs.” #habs #nhl #lnh #montreal #hockey #quebec #canada

I entitle this “#Westmount LOLs.” #habs #nhl #lnh #montreal #hockey #quebec #canada

May 04

#Montreal’s #gay village pedestrianised a week from tomorrow! Yay! #canqueer #mtlmoments #lgbt #summer

#Montreal’s #gay village pedestrianised a week from tomorrow! Yay! #canqueer #mtlmoments #lgbt #summer

Apr 13

keightmaclean:


"The Birth Of Suburbia" by Rosaleen Ryan

I think this might be perfect

keightmaclean:

"The Birth Of Suburbia" by Rosaleen Ryan

I think this might be perfect

(Source: artofoverwhelm, via montrealmighteatitsyoung)

Mar 29

Venn diagram of irrational nonsense #pseudoscience #scicomm #awesome

Venn diagram of irrational nonsense #pseudoscience #scicomm #awesome

(via divineirony)

asaphelpsisdead:

Uhh, yeah, umm let me have one of those porno magazines, large box of condoms, bottle of Old Harper, couple of those panty shields, and some illegal fireworks and one of those disposable enemas. Nah, make it two.


And then when Homer got home, Marge looked in the bag and said “I don’t know what you’re planning tonight, but count me out!” I think was the vacation episode where Lisa became cool and Bart was the dork.

asaphelpsisdead:

Uhh, yeah, umm let me have one of those porno magazines, large box of condoms, bottle of Old Harper, couple of those panty shields, and some illegal fireworks and one of those disposable enemas. Nah, make it two.

And then when Homer got home, Marge looked in the bag and said “I don’t know what you’re planning tonight, but count me out!” I think was the vacation episode where Lisa became cool and Bart was the dork.

(via spockvarietyhour)

Mar 28

helvetebrann:

unicef:

From 1988 to 2014, watch the battle to eradicate polio unfold.
Red means the country still has cases of wild polio, yellow means the country is in a region that still has cases of wild polio, and white means that the disease has been eradicated. 
Thanks to CNN for this great GIF! Check out the whole story here: http://cnn.it/1h0Mu3K 

But, you know, vaccines are bad, right?
/sarcasm

helvetebrann:

unicef:

From 1988 to 2014, watch the battle to eradicate polio unfold.

Red means the country still has cases of wild polio, yellow means the country is in a region that still has cases of wild polio, and white means that the disease has been eradicated. 

Thanks to CNN for this great GIF! Check out the whole story here: http://cnn.it/1h0Mu3K 

But, you know, vaccines are bad, right?

/sarcasm

Mar 27

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