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Mercedes Allen | By telling their stories and asserting themselves as authorities on their own experiences, trans* people have already changed the debate. As a result, opponents have weaponized free speech.
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Mercedes Allen | There's a duplicitous game of sleight-of-hand that is taking place in discussions about freedom of speech in academia and the public square.
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Ed Finn | Anyone who makes a living from writing English will come to enjoy the many ways our language can be transformed into clever, ingenious, witty, and pleasurable forms of wordplay.
Podcast
Charlene Sayo, Andrew Sayo, Eirene Cloma | The transnational spoken word artist discusses migration, Egypt and the Arab Spring, language borrowing, the myth of the tortured artist and the Wu-Tang Clan.
Columnists
Joyce Arthur | Becoming fluent in another language is a huge and challenging accomplishment. I salute the world's polyglots. Really, how do you do it?! You have my profound admiration and respect.
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George Lessard | Terry Rudden Sunday, May 25 at 10:39am · YouTube “…Northern friends – anyone notice a very peculiar word about halfway through this sketch?…” at 4:19
Activist Toolkit
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Steve D'Arcy | Does the emergence of a new activist vocabulary reflect a learning process, so that we think of new terms as more sophisticated and illuminating than the 'jargon' of the 1960s and 1970s?
Columnists
Joyce Arthur | Words matter. We know they can lead to discrimination, violence and death. It's time to hold media to account for the use of stigmatizing language against sex workers.
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Anton Oleinik | Harper's recent throne speech left many wondering what it meant for the key issues of the Conservatives' agenda. But what does the language and key words of the throne speech reveal?
Podcast
Redeye Collective | Meaghan Champion is S'amuna' of the Cowichan tribes. She's the founder of a new currency that is circulating in the Victoria area.
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The F Word | Charlene Sayo and Caprice Pybus discuss gender, language and the changing role of women in contemporary society.