Author Archives: LiterateOWL

About LiterateOWL

photographer, outdoorsman, bird watcher, dog lover, amateur artist and retired teacher-librarian...

Then and now… Hollywood, fashion, money…

I’m not picking on Scarlett Johansson. In fact I think she has exploited her obvious goddess appearance and made herself wealthy. She likely earned her status. I don’t know her. I know she has podium to speak up. Her fame … Continue reading

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Why is all of this coming out now? #metoo , marches, debate..

Why is all of this upheaval coming out now? Well it isn’t recent. Progress is messy. Inequity marches and cultural adaptation today is only possible because of the institutional change that has taken place over since 20thc. The movements for … Continue reading

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Women March-climbing obstacles a legacy

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/women-s-marches-underway-in-canadian-cities-a-year-after-trump-inauguration-1.3768173?hootPostID=7fb386910436f8d1a9b53f754bc9eff5Women worldwide are demo 1yr of solidarity since DT. Ppl r convinced Trump is misogynist & harmful. Clearly he isn’t only enemy but also centuries of injustice. We all know from education, sports or business, women can achieve many things … Continue reading

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She would have had comments for 2017

I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive.” “Stare at me in this faceless way, go mad with desire, and rip my clothes off. It’s terrific. In my … Continue reading

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Just remember… gonna serve somebody

You may be an ambassador to England or France You may like to gamble, you might like to dance You may be the heavyweight champion of the world You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls But … Continue reading

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Inside Bell’s Push To End Net Neutrality In Canada

http://www.canadalandshow.com/bell-pushing-end-to-net-neutrality-in-canada/ “…Alan, we’ve just learned Bell Canada has made another radical attempt to censor your Internet, and begin the attack on Net Neutrality here in Canada.1 Bell’s latest scheme is to pressure the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) into … Continue reading

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‘Their report cards are a lie’ – Kelowna News – Castanet.net

Private schools are under the same pressure as public schools to produce results any parent would like to see. The report cards are a typical crux because everyone wants performance to be high regardless of the child’s situation. Private schools … Continue reading

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