Bonnie Burstow

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Mar 6, 2017

A curse for a cursed profession

Bonnie Burstow
Taking a page from the Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, it is time to start cursing oppressive institutions and those that make them possible. And where better to begin than psychiatry?
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Jun 13, 2016

So what's new and radical at OISE these days?

Bonnie Burstow
There are great radical developments at OISE -- like the spread of institutional ethnography, antipsychiatry and feminist initiatives, and yet, little high-up support for feminism.
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Oct 13, 2015
Photo: Bekah/flickr

Programs for activists: Education for social change

Bonnie Burstow
Interested in social activism education? Whether it be in social work or any other field associated with activism, there is a plethora of Canadian programs you can apply to -- and the time is now!
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Sep 28, 2015

Canada: A human rights violator

Bonnie Burstow
Every single mental health law in Canada constitutes a human right by UN standards. Correspondingly, not only are we not correcting the problem, we are ever increasing the degree of the violation.
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Sep 8, 2015

Yes, the tide is turning against psychiatry

Bonnie Burstow
How could the tide be turning on psychiatry when the institution has never been so strong? We're seeing increasing signs which, taken together, are convincing portents of a societal shift.
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