Culture Shift

Risky Click: Talking about online pornography

I first heard of Gale Dines when a friend sent me her TedXTalk, Growing Up in a Pornified Culture . According to Dines – a Professor of Sociology and...

We gave sexist music videos warning labels to alert young people

They don’t want you to stop and think…we do If you’ve spent any time watching music videos on-line recently, you likely know that sexualization is...

Teaching Values through Sports and Coaching

Watch a boys’ rugby, football, soccer or hockey game and chances are you might hear a coach hurl statements such as these in an attempt to motivate...

Global Response to Sexist Adverts

The UK is latest government to take a stand against sexualization in advertising . Advertising watchdogs in Britain have ruled that negative gender-...

Being a present father

Some of my fondest memories as a child were staying up late with my dad and watching old tough guy movies on the CBC. He had grown up on the streets...

Hypermasculinization: What it is and why it’s a problem

Hypermasculinity is a term for the exaggeration of male stereotypical behaviour, emphasizing physical strength, aggression and sexuality. It relates...

We found this ad at a local high school

Remember when we talked about media literacy and how it helps you break through the noise of advertising? We found this ad hanging in a local high...

Sexualization in media

The presence of sexually-objectified women and girls is widespread and as a society we are confronted daily with images of women’s bodies used to...