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Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ ignites the wrong debate on young girls’ sexuality

The coming-of-age French indie film ‘Cuties’ sparked a backlash because of a poster that went viral. (Netflix/BAC Films)

The coming-of-age French indie film ‘Cuties’ sparked a backlash because of a poster that went viral. (Netflix/BAC Films) Rebecca Sullivan, University of Calgary The outrage over Cuties, the feature-length debut by Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Maïmouna Doucouré, says a lot about how poorly we discuss youth sexuality. The film, originally called Mignonnes in French, is meant as an indictment of the sexualization …

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Searching for anti-racism agendas in South Asian Canadian communities

South Asian immigration to Canada increased in the 70s and 80s. A picture circa 1975, taken in the Toronto neighbourhood of South Riverdale (‘Little India’). (City of Toronto Archives/Series 1465; Urban Design photographs)

South Asian immigration to Canada increased in the 70s and 80s. A picture circa 1975, taken in the Toronto neighbourhood of South Riverdale (‘Little India’). (City of Toronto Archives/Series 1465; Urban Design photographs) Asmita Bhutani, University of Toronto and Ambika Tenneti, University of Toronto As recent South Asian immigrants to Toronto, we write this article in response to personal contentious …

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