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Brian was just one of thousands of Indigenous children who were subjected to horrendous abuse at Canada’s Indian residential schools.
Quebec briefly played host this summer to a theatrical production described by one prominent artist as “reminiscent of blackface minstrel shows.”
Although no single person was to blame for what had happened, she concluded, the school as a whole hadn’t done enough to protect Berdahl.
And yet, this being the bizarro world of 2018, Atwood’s role in Rak’s University of Alberta event wasn’t as a feminist heroine.
The effect of the #MeToo movement, especially in Canada, is creating the same subdued atmosphere among men.
Abdou responded to the advice she got by writing a different kind of book altogether. “These were big edits,” she says. “I now had a ghost story without a ghost.”
Quebec is very much part of that great cultural mash-up we call Western culture.
There’s a solution, but it’s not one that most feminists want to hear.