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Parenting/Internet/Kids Hybrid Book Launch

Join us for hybrid Book Launch: Friday, Oct 7, 2022. 2:00-3:00 pm CT In person: University of Winnipeg 2M70 or Online: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81653924307 2:00 Welcome, Fiona Joy Green and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers 2:10 Andrea O’Reilly, Demeter Press 2:15 Robyn Flisfeder and Matthew Flisfeder, “Bionic Parenting: On the Enabling Possibilities and Practices for Parenting with Digital New Media” […]

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News Flash

by Jaqueline McLeod and Fiona Joy Green We recently witnessed, full on, in media reports the wonder and the horror of shrinking space and time. In Canada all September long weekend, the media was saturated with stories of the mass murder tragedy in rural Saskatchewan. First we heard about the multiple victims and then about […]

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Now Available: Parenting/Internet/Kids: Domesticating Technologies

Our co-edited collection, focusing on families and homes, takes up the longstanding question of whether technologies help or harm us—are they opening possibilities or taking away initiatives and agency? Are they delivering us to utopian shores or pulling us into chaos and dystopia?  This question has a long history. It was contentious in the USA […]

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Our real world and the worlds of technologies

by Jaqueline McLeod and Fiona Joy Green Canadians have an iconic figure of accomplished prose writing and scientific investigation in URSULA FRANKLIN, and it was wonderful to see her work foregrounded and polished in a recent collection, What Would Ursula Franklin Say? [Reprising The Real World of Technology]. Franklin was properly suspicious of technology as […]

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Detransition, Baby – 3 Voices

by Jaqueline McLeod Rogers, Fiona Joy Green, and Dallas Cant Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters was published early in 2021. It has been nominated for an array of literary awards and held a position on the bestseller list. Peters has written several earlier novels and holds both MA and MFA.  When I received Detransition, Baby […]

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What’s Going On?

by Fiona Joy Green, Jaqueline McLeod Rogers, Dallas Cant, and Jessica Hrymack Ukrainian forces battled Russian invaders on three sides on Thursday, February 24, 2022 after Moscow mounted an assault by land, sea and air in the biggest attack on a European state since the Second World War. https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-russia-attack-feb24-2022-1.6362512 I don’t know how to process […]

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Omicron and Blaming

by Fiona Joy Green and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers At the start of the pandemic, BC Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, was hailed as a hero for communicating clearly with citizens, being a voice of encouragement and information. Imagine our surprise when recently talking with others and hearing them toss off criticisms of Henry — […]

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The COVID she-cession: not a new normal but the same old story … all work and no wages for women.

by Fiona Joy Green and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers To make quality jobs available to women who are mothers responsible for the care of school age children, it’s imperative for employers to develop flexible work programs and patterns. There has been a lot written about companies developing hybrid work schedules, but many of these follow regulatory […]

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Respecting Trans change and refusing a social climate of despair

by Fiona Joy Green and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers “Hope is essential to any political struggle for radical change when the overall social climate promotes disillusionment and despair.” ― bell hooks, Talking About a Revolution: Interviews with Michael Albert, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, bell hooks, Peter Kwong, Winona LaDuke, Manning Marable, Urvashi Vaid, and Howard Zinn https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/10697.bell_hooks?page=3 A number […]

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Trans Beauty, Grief, and Bodily Autonomy ❀

by Dallas Cant CW: anti-trans violence, trans loss, death.This may be a particularly heavy post. If you are struggling and need to talk to someone, Trans Life Line is a resource that you might find useful. They are a grassroots hotline that is operated by and for trans people. In Canada, call (877) 330-6366 ; […]