Guelph Tribune

Culture shifts. Sometimes in a good direction. The pressure to change builds slowly until it is suddenly so apparent that we wonder why it wasn’t always that way. The current poster child for cultural awareness is a 74-year old song Baby It’s Cold Outside. A few years after it was written it made it into a long-forgotten screwball comedy film called Neptune’s Daughter. (This is one of thousands of movies I haven’t seen so I’m relying on Google for my research here.) The song is sung twice in the movie. Once by the romantic leads, Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban, then again by the comicRead More →

Guelph Tribune, 08 March 2012 Misogyny is the hatred of women. It’s not a pleasant thing to think about today, International Women’s Day, but it just won’t go away . It would be nice to think we could get through at least one day in relative peace, but we won’t. Today, somewhere in Guelph, more than one man will lash out in anger. More than one wife, daughter, sister or mother will be hurt. Domestic violence is ingrained into our culture. A lot of people were justifiably upset and disturbed during this year’s Grammy Awards. That’s where the American music industry honours its big achievers.Read More →