Category Archives: Culture

The Post-Truth Politics of Jordan Peterson’s Gender Nonbinary Pronoun Debate

Filed under Activism, Campus, Culture, Events, Queer Issues, Trans Issues   ·   November 14th, 2017   ·   0 comments
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Is there some legitimacy in what he brings up about free speech and a culture of polarization that we too are concerned about? Absolutely. But what Peterson is using his “free speech” towards is the suppression of minority rights that he takes ideological issue with. We don’t support such “intellectual” thinking, or argument.

Whiteness Game

Filed under Activism, Culture, Feminism, Poetry, Race and Racism   ·   November 8th, 2017   ·   0 comments
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  Dear white people, when your people voted for a terrorist You told me to fight anger with love, I did But the second I did you backstabbed me by killing my people, No I don’t want your love or hope in this game when you mindlessly carnage our souls, bodies for your bloodthirst, It […]

“Love will fix all”

Filed under Culture, Decolonization, Feminism, Global Politics, Multimedia, Race and Racism   ·   October 19th, 2017   ·   0 comments
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When people tell me that Liberal-ized “LOVE” is the answer… that all we need is sole “love” to lick the well-deep wounds… I have this burning desire to respond: Will Love put my native tongue back into my bruised, post-9/11, numbing-cream™ filled mouth? Will it allow me to share my passions and heartaches with my […]

Rubbed Raw: Depression and Suicide, from the Eyes of a Lover

Filed under Culture, Disability Justice & Mental Health   ·   June 3rd, 2017   ·   0 comments
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Trigger warning: Suicide/self-harm/depression One: The Meeting It’s never like it is in the movies, is it. Except it was, wasn’t it? Just like a high-school rom-com gone wrong, everything went right, didn’t it? Except it didn’t… did it A High school history class turned hell, you turned around and asked me for… something. I can’t […]

No, UBC, I won’t be white for you

Filed under Activism, Campus, Culture, Decolonization, Race and Racism   ·   November 6th, 2015   ·   18 comments
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Last week I was perusing the shops in our beautiful new $107 million, horizon-obliterating, architectural giant, also know as the AMS Student Nest. In one cute, somewhat bizarrely placed boutique, I discovered something very shocking: Cake Soap. Cake Soap is what I – with a penchant for Vybz Kartel and some Jamaican ancestry – would […]

ARE YOU TALONTED? CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Filed under Culture, Humour, Multimedia   ·   October 13th, 2015   ·   0 comments
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Are you a photographer, painter, creative writer, poet, videographer, or otherwise creative person? Are you wanting to be published? If your answers are yes and yes  – please consider submitting! The Talon, UBC’s best and alternative press, is now expanding its horizons into the realm of multimedia. The Talon is cognisant that articles are not […]

white feminist 404

Filed under Activism, Culture, Feminism, Queer Issues, Race and Racism   ·   October 1st, 2015   ·   1 comment
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can trauma be owned can it be speculated on / paid for in plastic rainbows & rubber kisses? you, white feminist, are a bracelet locking me within these washed, haunted halls (so clean): the clock, this wristband, these lunch trays – they tell me to give one story here the exact four lines you’ve been […]

Refusing to be a Pawn: A Review of La Prenda

Filed under Culture, Feminism, Global Politics   ·   September 11th, 2015   ·   0 comments
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Find the full lineup for the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival here. Showtime of La Prenda: 4:45pm, Sunday September 13 The Cinematheque This review contains discussions of rape, kidnapping, murder, and genocide “There is too much violence against women in Guatemala,” Astrid Elías Macario tells us from Los Angeles. “Many of these women stay quiet […]

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival Review: NN

Filed under Culture, Events, Global Politics   ·   September 10th, 2015   ·   0 comments
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Find the full lineup for the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival here. Final Showtime of NN: 5:00pm, Saturday September 12th Goldcorp Center for Arts, SFU Woodward’s This Peruvian film, written and directed by Héctor Gálvez, opens with a spectacular shot of the Andes Mountains, with a forensic team digging for bodies of the disappeared. The film […]

Introducing the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival 2015

Filed under Culture, Decolonization, Environmentalism, Global Politics   ·   September 2nd, 2015   ·   0 comments
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The Talon – UBC’s alternative student press – is back from our summer hiatus!  This year brings in a fresh start, with new ideas, exciting content, and a set of amazing incoming editors! We will be publishing again in a couple of days. We’re proud to kick the year off by announcing our media partnership […]