After the Toronto terrorist attack perpetrated by an Incel misogynist last month, I tweeted about the ludicrous male entitlement and fragility that make up “incels.” The tweet subsequently went viral and I received in response a deluge of obscene, disgraceful, inhuman, and sexually-harassing messages from angry white dudebros online. So I fought back and it was the sheer act of fighting back that made my original tweet go even farther online than I imagined. I gained 1000+ new Twitter followers in 24 hours, my tweet was liked over 5000 times, and it was screencapped & shared in FB groups all over the internet. It was a crazy period.
As a result, Maclean’s Magazine published a piece about incels, misogyny, and the fight against targeted harassment of women. Friend Andray Domise interviewed me and others about fighting against online harassment, and the piece was published recently. It’s a really great piece, of which you should read in full, but here’s a section which contains a snipped of my interview:
With this in mind, I’ve recently sold two essay pitches to two different magazines, one of which will deal with the ongoing oppression and subjugation of women, and I can’t wait to share them with you when they’re published.
Check out more of my press interviews and media profiles on my official website Christine Estima dot com!
May 19, 2018 | Categories: asshole, Christine Estima, feminism, media, men, toronto, viral | Tags: andray domise, canadian women writers, Christine Estima, christine estima writer, feminism, feminist, incel rebellion, incels, maclean's magazine, media exposure, misogyny, online harassment, press interview, Sexism, Toronto, toronto van attack, women's issues | Leave a comment
Recently I was interviewed and photographed by She Does The City on the topic of Love & Loss. They selected people from across Toronto to speak about great love, great loss, and what happens when these two opposites collide. I really like what everyone had to say, and I think my section came out nicely. The peeps at She Does The City are super cool and awesome. Shout out to Jen and Becca.
You can read the entire piece here. Thanks for all the support munchkins, and hope you enjoy!
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