Politics

White lettering on grey background reads: Gaslighting, the narcissist's favorite tool

Gaslighting

Gaslighting is my favourite term of the – whatever they call this era. Before it had a name, I called this behavior “bad boyfriend syndrome”. The bad boyfriend is toxic. He sleeps with your friend and then tells you you’re overreacting when you find out and get upset.

The Superman cape worn by Christopher Reeve on a stand at Sotheby's auction house after the death of Christopher Reeve

We Need A Hero

I’ve been trying to stay away from politics, and, more importantly, political commentary here. Politicians don’t make it easy. They lie – they ALL lie and each and every one of them has one main goal: to get re-elected.

This.

I’m not pro-abortion. No one should be using abortion as birth control. But I believe the so-called pro-life faction should be renamed anti-choice. A woman’s body should be hers to make decisions about. On last week’s SNL, Leslie Jones gave a sincere and angry response to Alabama’s hard-line, new anti-abortion law. She didn’t even have to say a word.

cover of Jagmeet Singh's book features a band of yellow in which he is riding a bike wearing a grey suit and a yellow turban

Jagmeet’s Story

I like Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. I don’t yet know whether or not I like him enough to vote for him. He is the first turban-wearing Sikh elected in Ontario. He’s smart, accomplished, and, like most people, makes loads of mistakes.

A couple of entitled looking young guys wearing tuxes and sunglasses making rap hand signals to the camera

Headline Afterthoughts

The pay-for-admissions scandal in the US dominated last week’s news. That is, until the horrific mass murder of 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand. If people should be safe anywhere, it’s in their houses of worship, but it just keeps happening. This time, streamed live online. It’s beyond tragic and I just want people to be safe from these twisted madmen.