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Kaur pushing past stereotypes in gang violence dialogue

In a recent interview on her book of poetry, which looks at issues from her perspective as a Punjabi woman in Canada, Ka...

As the Lower Mainland gang conflict continues to rattle the region, Abbotsford poet Harman Kaur wants to push past “spoiled immigrant kids” stereotypes to issues unseen in popular dialogue.

In a recent interview on her book of poetry, which looks at issues from her perspective as a Punjabi woman in Canada, Kaur pushed back against stereotypes she sees online following violence...

...“In our culture, boys are told that they’re not supposed to express feelings; they’re not supposed to cry. And from this arises something that we know as toxic masculinity and this hyper-masculinity, where if you’re doing something other than that norm, you’re not a man. I think this goes to lots of communities. But I see it very prominent in the Punjabi community.”

And all of that can combine with domestic abuse, Kaur says....

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