by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, July 19, 2012
“The idea that an adult man could be distressed by the word “vagina” is hilarious, and also deeply sinister.” - Sarah Ditum
Dear reader, before we get to the 15 Crazy Things About Vaginas, I must torture you with my little personal story. You must understand why I, a middle-aged black male born and raised in a socially-conservative village in Zimbabwe, am blogging about the vagina today. I’m a big fan. A feminist. An activist. A rebel. A questioner. A non-conformist.
To thank for all that I’ve my father and the village. Both treated anything that wasn’t male as ugly and almost-useless. Another thank you goes to the male chauvinism that has surrounded me in both Africa and North America these past forty years.
Hockey stars Trevor Gilles and Eric Godard
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:
Sidney Crosby’s recent layoff due to concussions speaks to the ugliness of violence in Canada’s national sport, hockey. It’s time for Canadians to cleanse the sport of the disgraceful and uncivilized practice of fighting.
Hockey violence causes chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is associated with memory disturbances, behavioural and personality changes, Parkinsonism, and speech and gait abnormalities.
In a recent editorial, the Canadian Medical Association Journal calls on “all doctors to support a ban on all forms of intentional head trauma and endorse deterrent penalties in hockey.”