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.
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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
Travel for women is never simple, espesh when you require reproductive health care on the road. That’s the topic of my latest essay for VICE. Solo women travelers always need to plan for incidentals that men need not – whether it’s what we can wear in any given country, to what kind of health care we can access – and many times these services are priced beyond our budget, not covered by insurance, and require extreme measures.
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Don’t forget to check out the official Christine Estima dot com to read all of my previous essays for VICE and many other magazines, newspapers, and journals. TO THE TYPEWRITERS!
February 10, 2017 | Categories: academic essays, Christine Estima, creative writing, feminism, portfolio, travel, valentine, Vice, writing | Tags: adventure, author, backpacking, canadian women writers, Christine Estima, Christine Estima VICE, christine estima writer, columnist, creative writing, editorial, essayist, feminism, feminist, freelance travel writer, Germany, reproductive health care, solo women travellers, travel, travel skills, travel tips, vice, vice canada, vice magazine, women's issues, women's rights, writer, writing | Leave a comment
Found this on the streets of the Marais, just in time for this.
Say it with me now, class:
WOMAN, MOTHERFUCKER, DO YOU SPEAK IT?
August 27, 2014 | Categories: feminism, graffiti, Paris, photography | Tags: beyonce, beyonce knowles, destiny's child, feminism, feminist, france, graffiti, jay z, liberté egalité fraternité, marais, paname, paris, street art, urban art, VMAs, women's issues, women's rights | 1 Comment