Richview Collegiate Institute has been making a valiant attempt at being an inclusive school: we have a no-discrimination policy, we talk about diversity and discrimination, and we apparently have an all-gender washroom. Despite these practices, though, Richview’s Christian mascot, lack of girls’ sports, and the fact that our all-gender washroom is always locked, just to name a few, continue to hold us back from achieving true inclusivity and equality.
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By Katherine Hunt
On August 31st, Becky Albertalli, blogger and author of multiple books including Simon vs. The Homosapien Agenda posted an entry to her blog entitled, “I know I’m late”. In the post she details her experiences writing books and coming to terms with her sexuality. At 37 years old, this already happily married woman felt pressured enough to come out publicly, and the rest of us should ask why. Why did this successful woman feel the need to share something so intimate and personal with strangers on the internet?
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It’s just a joke. Words are strange. They can mean so much but be said so fast. They can form feelings, stories, and patterns. We’ve all heard it. The jokes. Not a knock-knock joke, or a dad joke. No. The Jokes. “That’s so gay” “You are so retarded” “You guys are cancer” “What a Schizo” Those ones. The ones that when confronted, end with the recurring … Continue reading It’s Just A Joke.