The Problem with Asking Michael Shermer to Speak at Carleton’s Convocation: Part 1

Trigger Warning: Discussion of sexual assault/harassment. Laura will be cursing. Note: You can (eventually?) watch the full convocation recording here. A brief context for people unaware: on January 9, Dr. Michael Shermer, a renowned skeptic and scientist, founding publisher of The Skeptic magazine, and a man of TEDtalk fame gave a convocation in the Carleton … Continue reading The Problem with Asking Michael Shermer to Speak at Carleton’s Convocation: Part 1

My Two Cents

Trigger Warning: Offensive/sexually explicit language I know maybe people are sick of talking about this and I don't know what one more internet statement is going to do, but I'd like to respond to the current situation surrounding the recent Carletonian article. You can learn more about it by reading this petition. (Please note I'm … Continue reading My Two Cents

Why I Support Emma Watson’s Speech

I watched that speech recently. This one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-iFl4qhBsE. What made me saddest about it was that while watching it, less than three minutes in, I knew that there was going to be backlash. And not only from the scumbag microscopic lowlifes of the internet, but also from good intelligent people with very good intentions. This … Continue reading Why I Support Emma Watson’s Speech