- Wonder Woman's run as Honorary UN Ambassador has ended early. Apparently some folks consider her to be nothing more than a glorified pin-up girl. Ouch. (Ivonne)
- The Norwegian TV hit Shame, a social-media drama, will be remade for US audiences. The original show touches on important teen issues like addiction and being gay. Here's hoping the US version continues in the same vein. (Tova)
- The latest episode of CBC’s Tapestry features a fascinating conversation with McGill professor Marguerite Deslauriers on the subject of emotional labour. (Etienne)
Today's musical hit: Has the holiday rush got you down? Crushed under the figurative bombardment of media coverage of literal, horrific bombardments? Let the lyricism of Y La Bamba soothe your battered soul. Ojos del Sol is today's musical hit. (Etienne)
Today's critical rolls:
1. Etienne's link above about emotional labor is pretty important. Do you ever feel like you have born the weight of all the emotional labor in your relationships (they don't have to be romantic, they could also be friendships, or familial)? Have you ever been worn out by the weight of having to take care of everyone else's emotional health? Tell us about your experiences!
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