On the Importance of Fighting Violence Against Women:
Melissa Blais's "I Hate Feminists!"

Review by Camilla Patini On December 6, 1989, a 25-year-old man burst into an engineering school, the École Polytechnique de Montréal, in Canada. Declaring ‘You’re all a bunch of feminists, and I hate feminists!’, he shot fourteen women and wounded ten others. The killer, Marc Lépine, then turned the gun on himself. A later investigation […]

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The Burden of Wings (David Adès)

At first, everything was blurred, beyond comprehension. Testing, I hovered above, taking in a new perspective, strange, troubling. I watched myself retreat, backed into a corner, on my knees, in a defensive posture, arms raised in front of face as if to shield, to ward off a naked rage, pointed fingers, a wild litany of […]

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Into the Woods (Rebecca Stringer)

 ___________________________________________________________ Rebecca Stringer is an academic and erstwhile photographer and lives on the Otago Penninsula in Dunedin, New Zealand, with her partner and son. Rebecca lectures in Gender Studies at the University of Otago and is the author of Knowing Victims: Feminism, Agency and Victim Politics in Neoliberal Times (London: Routledge, 2014), and co-editor of […]

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Notes for a Small Revolution (Raphael Kabo)

One. Turn on the halogen lamps. See: The shed fills with light so golden You could knit it into a story. Happyeverafter fairytale where the prince Always marries his prince at the end. Two. In the light and the cold Our lips breathe mist into the space Between us. In the light and the cold […]

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