On Gabourey Sidibe, Empire, Fat and Sexual Desirability

I don’t watch Empire. Until Sunday, all I knew is that Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard star in it (they do star in it right?)

But then I heard that Gabourey Sidibe’s character had a sex scene on the last episode, and I saw who she did it with, and I thought that maybe I need to start tuning in and catching up… Continue reading On Gabourey Sidibe, Empire, Fat and Sexual Desirability

The 29-year-old Chronically-Single Lawyer and the 27-year-old Virgin/Pastor’s Kid…

A 29-year-old single lawyer and a 27-year-old virgin walk into a bar… I’m joking. But the following video is no joke. I found it sobering. I was watching an episode of TD Jakes show (I didn’t even know he had a new show!) and it just got me thinking a whole bunch of thoughts: I … Continue reading The 29-year-old Chronically-Single Lawyer and the 27-year-old Virgin/Pastor’s Kid…

Protection for Appearance-Based Discrimination in Canada

What protection is there for being discriminated on the basis of one’s appearance?  The answer is “not much.” At present, in Canada, there is no legislation that explicitly prohibits discrimination based solely on appearance.[1]  What little protection exists is found in human rights statutes and must be tied to enumerated, prohibited grounds of discrimination. “Human … Continue reading Protection for Appearance-Based Discrimination in Canada