Tea & Two Slices is a long-running local news round-up by NEEDS frontman and veteran dishwasher Sean Orr, who lives and works in Gastown, deeply aware of his privilege.
Woman struck by car and dragged several blocks in DTES: “The driver, a man in his 30s, was taken into custody and then released pending a further investigation. Police say alcohol is believed to have been a factor.” Tragic. Let’s hope the VPD doesn’t use this as an excuse to resume their war on jaywalkers.
B.C. hundreds of teachers short, six weeks into semester. It’s funny how people are so reluctant to take on piles of never-ending debt to teach the kids of helicopter parents for dog-shit pay in a province they can’t even afford to live in it.
‘Have you tried doing yoga?’ The health-care system in British Columbia is failing women of all ages and races, says a new report. This is what we talk about when we say “structural inequality”. It’s built into the system.
Dr. Lori Brotto, executive director of the Women’s Health Research Institute at B.C. Women’s Hospital, said while care is inadequate for women across all ages, the findings were worse for immigrants, refugees, women with chronic health conditions, women living in poverty and Indigenous women.
Wait, what? This was illegal? B.C. legislature scraps rules that would have barred cultural head coverings from chamber. At the very least, a nice symbolic rebuke of Bill 21.
White people don’t like to be confronted: Hostile heckler ‘hijacks’ North Vancouver play that tackles racism. “It was so absurd, it was so on-brand with the type of white privilege we were talking about, that people thought we had a plant in the audience to highlight white privilege.”
Narc of the day:
Locally made federal election meme(s) of the day: Totally unbiased election campaign ads.