What's worse is this is very obviously a scenario about Rehtaeh Parsons - her name is Heather spelt backwards. How awful for her parents to learn that their daughter's suicide has prompted creation of programs to predict her likelihood of suicide. The Maritimes are a small place - it was bound to get back to them.
Also the obvious (to me) answer is, until very recently, only tiny numbers of women went to medical school. All doctors were men. There was no choice. Is everyone here just very young or something? (adjusts hearing aid, stirs tea, other old person gestures) So everyone got by with male gyns. Male gyns taught the… Read more
I'm sorry you're getting flack for this comment: as an Aussie, I would also absolutely never call an indigenous person "black," and I take great pains to explain that their history and the issues Australia is still struggling with are NOT AT ALL particularly analogous to the history of African-Americans except that… Read more
I agree that "black" is a problematic term because it can mean completely different things to different people. Personally I do my best to avoid using it altogether. We're all pretty clear that "white" means a person with solely European ancestry. That's not really the subject of any controversy or difference of… Read more
that's good to know. Another layer is that in America people tend to use African American instead of Black to describe dark skinned individuals for PC sensitivity purposes, assuming that all black people fit in that category. Many Black people living in American who are decidedly not African American are very… Read more
Ahhhh! this mincing of global blackness is making my head explode!!!
I went to uni in Victoria, and I would say that generally people there approach Indigenous issues a lot more sensitively. I think that may be in part because few people have had the chance to actually meet someone Indigenous, due to there only being a small population, compared to the much larger population in the NT.… Read more
If I'm not misremembering, in the film the girls call themselves black. I think. Maybe it's not the preferred term nowadays in Australia?
that's really interesting actually. It will immediately get lumped into an "African American/Black film" by many but that's totally off base. I wonder how aborigines identify with that.
Yeah, I think most people would agree that he was effective, at the very least. He accomplished quite a bit, it's just then he used his talents for... that. Good job.
HOLY COW. What is with referring to "professor Danny Hayes" and "writer Jennifer Lawless." Writer?? WRITER? Lawless is an associate professor and has a Ph.D. from Stanford. She isn't simply "Writer" as part of a "WaPo team" she is a "Professor" as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_… Read more