In an ideal world, the 18-year-old Duke University student who has chosen to perform in pornography wouldn’t be judged for her personal choices. However, it’s inevitable that judgement will happen, and seen in a wider societal context, her choices do deserve some criticism.
While it’s true that the Neknomination trend encourages binge drinking and other dangerous behaviour to a small degree, more importantly, it raises other questions about the priorities of those who participate.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Reddit AMA was a failure. It isn’t clear whether arrogance, incompetence or a combination of both produced this result.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s recent comments about the Pride Parade and the rainbow flag border on outright homophobia.
The threat of climate change calls for a response from young people and the institutions that cater to them.