how to be safe in these violent streets

I saw this video the other day. All women should definitely get this product! It’s revolutionary! You never again have to be afraid of another person’s intent to hurt you, and can go to bars, exercise, and travel with confidence! Also, make sure you take an older woman with you everywhere as a chaperone. And never spend time alone with a man. Oh, and your father owns your body until you’re married, when the ownership transfers to your husband. If people are going to start selling chastity belts again, let’s just go all the way back to the 15th century. Assault is a…

jericho

While performing ad analyses in our marketing class, we’ve been talking about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. This guy, Maslow, reduced the entire human experience to the pursuit of physiological comfort, safety, love and belonging, self-esteem, and self-actualization. I reached the “love/belonging” stage when I joined INDEV. This program, at this university, is where I found my people. I’m bad at being away from my family, but I’m lucky to have found a new one at UW. Over the last few years we’ve been building our little world here, and our little world is safe and happy. Last August, shockingly, suddenly, our…

made in canada

I just finished reading a very long post on facebook (x) about supporting the Canadian economy by consciously buying products made in Canada. The author of this post is afraid of North American brands outsourcing their production to (often) developing countries. She leaves us with a call to action: “Stop buying from overseas countries!” The author of this post has a very noble idea to stop globalization. A non-development student might not be as tired of globalization as a development student definitely is. No other topic fills our hearts with such dread as the interaction and integration of companies and increase of international trade…