For feminists and marginalized people, the internet has been a vital ally in consciousness-raising and organizing, but its benefits are in danger of being drowned out by targeted attacks from trolls and neo-Nazis. This year’s HTMlles festival provides a defiant rebuttal to the idea that marginalized people must accept these conditions, highlighting the fact that they have always had a claim to the internet as an artistic and political space.
The scientific name for the Arctic wolf is "Canis lupus arctos." Canis lupus arctos is also the Latin name for Arctic wolves. Arctic wolves are not shy. Although it is believed that most wolves are shy creatures, Arctic wolves have been known to steal equipment from campers, which requires courage. Although they are not pets, they accept sharing territory with humans and are very curious about human behavior.
If you are a fan of a queer artist or media personality, you may be aware of the ongoing trend of social media platforms censoring queer content. Twitter users are finding their accounts suspended for reasons they suspect are rooted in homophobia, while Instagram has been accused of disappearing queer users through hashtag filtering and flagging queer content as against...
Jeremy Rubier and I met ten years ago when he was an eighteen year old barback and I was stationed at the 1000+ hanger coat check of a club in downtown Montreal. There were a few of us who would smoke together after work in the back alley, an environment where many interesting friendships are formed.
“In 1954, a psychologist testified that reading comic books would turn children into juvenile delinquents. In 1994, a psychologist testified that reading Boiled Angel would turn adults into serial killers,” narrates punk rock mouthpiece Jello Biafra in Frank Henenlotter’s new documentary Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana, which will be having its international premiere this Saturday as part of Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival.
More than anything else, women’s self-defense classes are about literally embodying resistance, rejecting a societal narrative that tacitly allows misogynistic violence and recentering women’s safety and power.