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Seems that the media seized upon and promoted another false story.

Woman at centre of social media storm says no one told her how to dress

'I think that it was definitely taken out of context and people are jumping to conclusions'

By Walter Strong, CBC NewsPosted: Jan 17, 2018 6:13 PM CT Last Updated: Jan 17, 2018 6:13 PM CT

Neegann Aaswaakshin is the Indigenous lawyer whose image provoked social media outrage.

Neegann Aaswaakshin is the Indigenous lawyer whose image provoked social media outrage. (Submitted by Neegann Aaswaakshin)

The woman at the centre of a social media storm surrounding the use of her image says the conversation was misinformed from the start.

A Facebook user noted the woman's appearance in a Government of Canada advertising campaign bore a resemblance to the Disney cartoon character Pocahontas. She and others were quick to challenge what they saw as racist stereotyping of Indigenous people.

Neegann Aaswaakshin — Saulteaux of the Anishinaabe Nation and member of the Fishing Lake First Nation — is a lawyer who has worked on Indigenous policy and law with many organizations and governments, including the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, the Native Women's Society of Canada, the Assembly of First Nations and the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General.

She was also the model involved. No one told her how to dress.

'I was just being myself'

Aaswaakshin has worked as a freelance model since she was a teenager, so when she was approached by an Indigenous-owned communications company in Ottawa to be part of a photo shoot for an Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada campaign, she agreed.

She arrived at the photo shoot with clothing and jewelry options to match different coloured backgrounds.

"I chose all of my own jewlery and wardrobe. I was not intending to look like any character," Aaswaakshin said. "I was just being myself. Anyone who knows me knows that's how I like to dress. I like to wear turquoise jewelry from time to time."

 

Facebook screenshot of INAC poster

An image of the poster in question that was posted to Facebook. The 'wtfs' in white were not on the original poster. (Alyssa Jean/Facebook)

 

She said conversations about stereotypes are important, especially in light of the hurt caused by "some of the stereotypes and imagery used to depict Indigenous people in the media such as Pocahontas [and] the Redskins sport logo."

"But that was definitely not the spirit and intent of this campaign and this project. I think that it was definitely taken out of context and people are jumping to conclusions."

She said comments on Facebook were hurtful, in part because they assumed she and others involved set out to mimic a cartoon character, or were insensitive to racial stereotypes.

"The image was really, truly me," Aaswaakshin said.  "I can't change the way I look, I can't make myself look less like a cartoon of Pocahontas. I can't make myself look any different than the way I do.

"The way I look in the poster is the way I look, what I looked like at the time, and what I look like now."

'Worth having a conversation'

The image was also criticized for the inclusion of wildlife — a bison, eagle, wolf and bear — potentially excluding what historian Crystal Fraser said was the "growing urban population of Indigenous people who don't really foster this connection to the land and to wildlife anymore."

Aaswaakshin disagrees that the animals are a form of stereotyping, but said their inclusion was off-putting at first. In the end, she said she was "pleased to see the blending of the imagery and I think it's just a reminder of who we are and where we come from."

But she doesn't dismiss concerns surrounding the image — the online debate showed the image affected a lot of people.

"It was worth having a conversation but where it stops being a conversation and stops being kind and starts accusing and launching attacks at people and organizations and governments is not productive."

Kindness lacking

She points to teachings she inherited from her community which place kindness in high regard, something she did not see much of in the online criticism.

"It's OK to talk to each other and challenge each other but it needs to be done with kindness," Aaswaakshin said.

"It's important for people to remember that everybody is going through different levels of trauma and we need to communicate with ourselves in a kind way.

"This brought up an important conversation and I think it just needs to be a kind conversation where we hear all sides of the story and not attack and launch accusations at each other.

"That's the way I was raised, that's the way my community raised me."

Images of Aaswaakshin and others were removed from the government website, but she said she hopes the government will choose to display the poster and all the campaign imagery.

"I would be very happy to see that," Aaswaakshin said.

"I think it was a respectful campaign that did not perpetuate any stereotypes. I think it was an accurate portrayal of what our people look like today."

 

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How does CNN keep a licence?

 

 

                                   The GOP released the top 10 winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards:

 

1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.

2. ABC News' Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report.

3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.

4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.

5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.

6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.

7. CNN FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.”

8. Newsweek FALSELY reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand.

9. CNN FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.

10. The New York Times FALSELY claimed on the front page that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.

11. And last, but not least: "RUSSIA COLLUSION!" Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!

 
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“ We Need Bullies’: Chris Rock Speaks 
 

 

Near the outset, Rock recalls attending a high-school orientation session for one of his daughters that promoted the kind of touchy-feely wish-based thinking that infects education these days. Noting that the kids were told, “You can be anything you want to be,” he thought, “Why are you lying to these children? Maybe four of then can be anything they want to be. But the other 2,000 better learn how to weld.”


http://www.nationalreview.com/article/456472/chris-rock-tamborine-we-need-bullies-marital-fidelity-no-pornography

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You hear a lot in America about the "war on women," but it's men in America who are failing. We have some shocking statistics:

The signs are everywhere. If you’re a middle aged man, you probably know a peer who has killed himself in recent years. At least one. If you’re a parent, you may have noticed that your daughter’s friends seem a little more on the ball than your son’s. They get better grades. They smoke less weed. They go to more prestigious colleges. If you’re an employer, you may have noticed that your female employees show up on time, whereas the young men often don’t. And of course if you live in this country, you’ve just seen a horrifying series of mass shootings, far more than we’ve ever had. Women didn’t do that. In every case, the shooter was a man. 

Something ominous is happening to men in America. Everyone who pays attention knows that. What’s odd is how rarely you hear it publicly acknowledged. Our leaders pledge to create more opportunities for women and girls, whom they imply are failing. Men don’t need help. They’re the patriarchy. They’re fine. More than fine. 

But are they fine? Here are the numbers:

Start with the most basic, life and death. The average American man will die five years before the average American woman. One of the reasons for this is addiction. Men are more than twice as likely as women to become alcoholics. They’re also twice as likely to die of a drug OD. In New Hampshire, one of the states hit hardest by the opioid crisis, 73 percent of overdose deaths were men. 

But the saddest reason for shortened life spans is suicide. Seventy-seven percent of all suicides are committed by men. The overall rate is increasing at a dramatic pace. Between 1997 and 2014, there was a 43 percent rise in suicide deaths among middle aged American men. The rates are highest among American Indian and white men, who kill themselves at about ten times the rate of Hispanic and black women. 

You often hear of America’s incarceration crisis. That’s almost exclusively a male problem too. Over 90 percent of inmates are male. 

These problems are complex, and they start young. Relative to girls, boys are failing in school. More girls than boys graduate high school. Considerably more go to and graduate from college. Boys account for the overwhelming majority of school discipline cases. One study found that fully one in five high school boys had been diagnosed with hyperactivity disorder, compared with just one in 11 girls. Many were medicated for it. The long term health effects of those medications aren’t fully understood, but they appear to include depression in later life.

Women decisively outnumber men in graduate school. They earn the majority of doctoral degrees. They are now the majority of new enrollees in both law and medical schools. 

For men, the consequences of failing in school are profound. Between 1979-2010, working age men with only high school degrees saw their real hourly wages drop about 20 percent. Over the same period, high school educated women saw their wages rise. The decline of the industrial economy disproportionately hurt men. 

There are now seven million working age American men who are no longer in the labor force. They’ve dropped out. Nearly half of them take pain medication on any given day. That’s the highest rate in the world.

Far fewer young men get married than did just a few decades ago, and fewer stay married. About one in five American children live with only their mothers. That’s double the rate in 1970. Millions more boys are growing up without fathers. Young adult men are now more likely to live with a parent than with a spouse or partner. That is not the case for young women. Single women buy their own homes at more than twice the rate of single men. More women than men now have drivers licenses.
        
Whenever gender differences come up in public debate, the so-called wage gap dominates the conversation. A woman makes 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That’s the statistic you’ll hear. It’s repeated everywhere. But that number compares all American men to all American women across all professions. No legitimate social scientist would consider that a valid measure. The number is both meaningless and intentionally misleading. It’s a talking point. 

Once you compare men and women with similar experience working the same hours in similar jobs for the same period of time — and that’s the only way you can measure it — the gap all but disappears. In fact it may invert. One study using census data found that single women in their 20s living in metropolitan areas now earn eight percent more on average than their male counterparts. By the way, the majority of managers are now women. Women on average are scoring higher on IQ tests than men are. 

Men are even falling behind physically. A recent study found that almost half of young men failed the Army's entry-level physical fitness test during basic training. Fully seventy percent of American men are overweight or obese, as compared to 59 percent of American women.

Perhaps most terrifyingly, men seem to be becoming less male. Sperm counts across the west have plummeted, down almost 60 percent since the early 1970s. Scientists don’t know why. Testosterone levels in men have also fallen precipitously. One study found that the average levels of male testosterone dropped by one percent every year after 1987. This is unrelated to age. The average 40-year-old-man in 2017 would have testosterone levels 30 percent lower than the average 40-year-old man in 1987.

There is no upside to this. Lower testosterone levels in men are associated with depression, lethargy, weight gain and decreased cognitive ability. Nothing like this has ever happened. You’d think we’d want to know what exactly is going on and how to fix it. But the media ignore the story. It’s considered a fringe topic. 

Nor is it a priority in the scientific research establishment. We checked and couldn’t find a single NIH-funded study on why testosterone levels are falling. We did find a study on, quote, “Pubic Hair Grooming Prevalence and Motivation Among Women in the United States.”

Those are the numbers. They paint a very clear picture: American men are failing, in body, mind and spirit. This is a crisis. Yet our leaders pretend it’s not happening. They tell us the opposite is true: Women are victims, men are oppressors. To question that assumption is to risk punishment. Even as women far outpace men in higher education, virtually every college campus supports a women’s studies department, whose core goal is to attack male power. Our politicians and business leaders internalize and amplify that message. Men are privileged. Women are oppressed. Hire and promote and reward accordingly. 

That would be fine if it were true. But it’s not true. At best, it’s an outdated view of an America that no longer exists. At worst, it’s a pernicious lie. 

Either way, ignoring the decline of men doesn’t help anyone. Men and women need each other. One cannot exist without the other. That’s elemental biology, but it’s also the reality each of us has lived, with our parents and siblings and friends. When men fail, all of us suffer. How did this happen? How can we fix it? We hope this series answers those questions. #Tucker Fox News

 

https://www.facebook.com/TuckerCarlsonTonight/videos/601957500139573/

 

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“We need to talk about the cover of the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

The cast of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” stand in a line, hands in one another’s pockets, with a meek expression that says: “You don’t have to worry about me getting you pregnant, because my sperm count is so low! Not that you would sleep with me anyway, because my handshake is so weak it would send you running in the other direction.”

” While the story itself is mostly a meandering interview about the HBO comedy, the fact that a major national publication is printing a story on its cover declaring “The Triumph of the Beta Male” says a lot about how bad things have gotten for men in America. And it’s not just THR that’s declaring regular men as being irrelevant. On Sunday, Jimmy Kimmel declared from the stage at Dolby Theatre at the 90th annual Academy Awards in his opening monologue that the best kind of a man is one without a penis, because he definitely will not rape anyone! While I understand what Kimmel is trying to say, his remark implies that men, who by definition possess a penis, are inherently rapists or sexual predators. That masculinity is toxic, and that men are sex abusers.

Meanwhile, there’s something deeply troubling going on Western countries when it comes to our men. Men account for 77 percent of the nation’s suicides, they more than twice as likely to become alcoholics, they are more likely to die of an overdose than women, and 90 percent of inmates are men.”

 

 

http://thefederalist.com/2018/03/08/the-hollywood-reporter-triumph-of-the-beta-male-cover-is-a-bad-sign/

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A Politically Incorrect List Of Important Women To Celebrate On International Women's Day

Today marks International Women's Day, and Western feminists with an affinity for virtue-signaling are hyped. Sick-making "empowering" gifs, complaints about mythical sexism, and images of left-wing women — your Hillary Clintons, Kamala Harrises, Cecile Richardses, etc. — flood social media.

There are, however, a number of hugely influential women whose names will not be uttered in such feminist circles, since their politics don’t align exactly with leftist Group Think.

Here’s a list of those politically incorrect women:

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman, born into slavery, became a leading abolitionist in the 1850s, leading enslaved people through the Underground Railroad to freedom. This religious, gun-toting Republican bucks all leftist ideas of what a modern feminist is supposed to be.

“Tubman's values were completely antithetical to hard-left radicalism that has infested the Obama administration. Tubman typically was armed with some sort of firearm, whether it was a pistol when she conducted rescue missions or a sharp-shooter rifle that she carried during the Civil War, and even carried a sword,” The Daily Wire previously reported.

Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony paved the way for the 19th Amendment as a key leader in the women’s suffrage movement, serving as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Anthony was also pro-life.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Under constant threat of her life, Somali-born feminist Ayann Hirsi Ali is a fierce human rights activist who focuses on the reformation of Islam. For daring to criticize Islam, Ali, a victim of female genital mutilation herself, has become a target of the Left’s scorn, receiving attacks on her womanhood from Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, for example.

Margaret Thatcher

Bold, feminine, and conservative, Margaret Thatcher became the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Working alongside Republican President Ronald Reagan, Thatcher helped to topple communism and spread liberty.

Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly was a leading pro-family, conservative activist, author, and constitutional lawyer who founded and headed the Eagle Forum, an influential conservative organization. She served as president of the group until her death in 2016.

Kellyanne Conway

Kellyanne Conway became the first women to ever run a presidential campaign to victory, which she accomplished with Donald Trump in 2016. The pro-life conservative currently serves as Counselor to the President.

Golda Meir

Golda Meir became the first woman to ever hold the position of Prime Minister of Israel. She was also only the third woman in the world to hold a Prime Minister position.

Camille Paglia

Camille Paglia is an unapologetic feminist who refuses to adhere to Leftist Group Think. The academic and cultural critic frequently criticizes modern feminism and the transgender movement.

Nikki Haley

Tough-talking Republican Nikki Haley became the first Indian-American woman to ever serve as a United States governor and currently serves as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under the Trump Administration.

Condoleezza Rice

Born into the segregated South, Republican “Condi” Rice went on to become the first black woman to serve as Secretary of State and the first black woman to serve as a national security advisor. Rice served under Republican President George W. Bush.

Jeannette Rankin

Republican Jeannette Rankin became the first woman to serve in the U.S. Congress, elected to the House of Representatives in 1916. Rankin was a key leader in getting women the right to vote, helping with the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Christina Hoff Sommers 

Christina Hoff Sommers is a leading liberal-minded feminist who frequently criticizes third-wave feminism. The academic, a registered Democrat, is a key figure in the movement for free speech. She’s become a prime target of the Left for espousing views which daringly deviate from modern feminism; she was recently shouted down at an American college.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders 

Conservative Sarah Huckabee Sanders currently serves as the White House Press Secretary under President Donald Trump, becoming only the third woman to hold such a position. Sanders is a constant target of superficial attacks from women who style themselves as feminists.

 

 

https://www.dailywire.com/news/27998/politically-incorrect-list-important-women-amanda-prestigiacomo

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These women all earned their way to the top, no legislative tooth fairy ever granted them a position.

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Why the Left is so scary........simply listen for yourself to what Avi Lewis says.....should make you shudder in your boots. Fast fwd to 5:30 for the juicy part!

“ Avram David "AviLewis (born 1968) is a Canadian documentary filmmaker, former host of the Al Jazeera English show Fault Lines[2] and former host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) current-affairs programs CounterSpin and On the Map.”

From the CBC..surprise Surprise NOT

 

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Brad Wall blasts NDP, Trudeau and other leftists

 

He’s not pussyfooting around. He’s not pulling his punches.

But then again he’s former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall.

After talking to a sold-out lunchtime business crowd in Calgary who laughed at his jokes, applauded his zingers and gave him a genuine standing ovation, Wall doesn’t miss a beat with the media.

And when you ask about that damn carbon tax, you know the fire will be hot.

Wall mentions social licence. It’s the idea people such as Premier Notley have been flogging. Pay a carbon tax, get a pipeline built. Now Alberta is fighting with B.C. to get a pipeline built and even Notley threatens this province may have to pull out all the stops to make it happen.

“We’re going to punish ourselves because we’ve got oil and gas and that’s going to change the minds of people who don’t like oil and gas. I just disagreed from the beginning,” says Wall.

“If someone doesn’t like the oil and gas sector the fact you implement a carbon tax is not going to change that person’s opinion.”

In his speech to the suits, Wall is direct. He’s serving the red meat on this lunch menu.

“The New Left, no matter what they say, they’re not real comfortable with what you do,” he tells the crowd.

Wall says what he calls the New Left are the likes of today’s NDP and the Trudeau version of the Liberals.

Wall remembers when the NDP on the prairies were more practical sorts. Those who didn’t like the oilpatch were on the fringes of the party.

“The fringes are running prairie New Democrat, prairie left-wing organizations now.”

There’s Notley’s comment about Alberta being the “embarrassing cousin” because of its record on the environment.

“I don’t know how you ever walk that back,” says Wall.

He goes after the Notley NDP again.

Somebody in a senior level of a government, a minister or a chief of staff telling people not to eat beef in Alberta.” 

NDP environment minister Shannon Phillips said the tweet on her account advising us to eat less meat was from a staffer.

The Dippers aren’t the only target.

There’s Trudeau and his comment in Ontario about “phasing out the oilsands.” Days later, when asked about it in Calgary by your scribbler, the PM said he “misspoke.”

Wall mentions the three big elections coming up. Ontario, Alberta and the federal battle.

“I think we’re going to find out if fiscal responsibility is cool again. Because most decidedly it is not cool right now.”

The former Saskatchewan leader says the ’80s saw the drunken-sailor spending and in the ’90s the chicken came home to roost and there was pain.

Wall figures we might have “collective amnesia” about what went on back then.

“How could we have forgotten the importance of fiscal responsibility?”

Wall says the Notley NDP are being “shortsighted” with their spending.

A few days back, Notley makes the crack about United Conservative leader Jason Kenney.

“Jason, the 1990s are calling and they want their ridiculous ideas back,” she said.

Wall fires back.

“I think the ’90s are calling: Have we forgotten?” says Wall, hoping for a return to “some sort of reasonable fiscal plan that isn’t based on rainbows and unicorns.”

Wall also doesn’t like how people have surrendered the word “progressive” to the leftists.

“What is progressive about pursuing policies that don’t put the economy first, that don’t put a priority on making sure people are working? What’s progressive about long-term deficits that are actually going to visit great pain on those who are most vulnerable?”

Wall wouldn’t be Wall if he didn’t give an elbow to Quebec. On equalization, of course.

“Folks, I’m going to say this. I’d go to premiers’ meetings and there’d always be these forces that would say: No, don’t do anything that would upset la belle province.

“This is a $19-billion federal program and $11.3 billion of it goes to a 400-year old economy in the second-most populous province in the country. There’s an issue there.”

And, for the record, Wall is 100% behind turning off the taps on oil to B.C. as a last resort. 

“Alberta, you got to do this,” says Wall, again pointing out the province should only do it if all else fails.

“As a has-been premier I’ll be cheering from the sidelines.”

Wall knows he may be seen as meddling in Alberta politics. After all, he’s from Saskatchewan.

“My province is stronger when Alberta is stronger. My country is stronger when Alberta is stronger.”

 

http://calgarysun.com/opinion/columnists/bell-brad-wall-blasts-ndp-trudeau-and-other-leftists

 

 

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The insanity of it all......Here's a new one ---- transgenders are pushing to get "breastfeeding" renamed as "chestfeeding", so it doesn't trigger them.

 

” A transgender friend of mine explained, while he fed his baby from his chest, the word "breastfeeding" was both inaccurate and triggering for him and other trans people. Most people in the group understood, but there were a few who couldn't quite wrap their heads around it (which is not really surprising considering that some people still can't wrap their heads around the idea that gender is a social construct). Honestly, there are more than a few reasons why I call it chestfeeding, and you should, too. Especially if someone asks you to.”

 

https://www.romper.com/p/9-reasons-why-i-call-it-chestfeeding-you-should-too-31215

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to the values of the LEFT ...aka Democrats..aka Liberals...    :064:

A student group at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville is hosting “Sex Week” – six days of XXX-rated debauchery that make Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street look like a Sunday school picnic.

The annual event is sponsored by a campus organization called “Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee.” The group wants to promote “sexual health and empowerment.”

Uh-huh.

The workshops at the event have names too offensive to list here, but suffice it to say they are not the type of educational activities most parents have in mind when they fork over thousands of dollars of hard-earned savings to send their 18-year-olds off to college.

And while many Tennesseans will be attending church on Sunday, university students will be participating in a “Sex Week Carnival” that’s about as far from church as you can get, and instead looks like it belongs in a porn film.

Sweet Lord Almighty, America.

 

 

 

 

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/04/05/todd-starnes-university-s-sex-week-sounds-like-porn-film-title-but-unbelievably-it-s-real.html

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