Toula Drimonis

Toula Drimonis is a Montreal-based writer, editor, and award-winning columnist. A former news director with TC Media, her freelance work, which focuses mainly on Quebec politics and women's issues, has appeared in the National Post, New York Times, Women in the World, The Cut, National Observer, Canadian Dimension, Maclean's, The Tyee, Ms. Magazine, Buzzfeed Canada, and Mic, among others. She is a women's issues and political panel contributor for City Life, a Montreal current affairs TV show and was on the advisory board for Use the Right Words, a national media guide on how to report on sexual violence.

Sexism and misogyny run deep in Quebec’s music industry
Toula Drimonis
August 4, 2020
Now, more than ever, community solidarity wins over individualism
Toula Drimonis
March 26, 2020
‘Psychological terrorism’: Women’s advocate Julie Lalonde pens memoir challenging what a stalking survivor looks like
Toula Drimonis
February 10, 2020
When the blameless are caught in the middle of war
Toula Drimonis
January 11, 2020
30 years later, Montreal massacre finally called what it was: anti-feminist
Toula Drimonis
December 3, 2019
The Quebec government doesn’t understand immigration
Toula Drimonis
November 27, 2019
Racisme systémique
Nous avons un problème de racisme
Toula Drimonis
August 5, 2019
Loi 21
La laïcité de la Loi 21 divisera et marginalisera le peuple québécois
Toula Drimonis
June 26, 2019
Saving the lives of refugees should not be a crime
Toula Drimonis
June 20, 2019
Immigration reform
Quebec’s plan to cancel 18,000 skilled-worker applications is misguided and morally wrong
Toula Drimonis
February 15, 2019
Latin America
Venezuela’s invisible humanitarian crisis unfolding before our eyes
Toula Drimonis
January 25, 2019
Intimate partner violence
(Another) deadly year for Canadian women
Toula Drimonis
December 30, 2018
Media fund
The new media package is great. Partisan hacking at it is not
Toula Drimonis
November 30, 2018
Ford’s party has succeeded in attacking the most vulnerable
Toula Drimonis
November 23, 2018
Midterm grandstanding
‘Everything he said was a lie’: Researcher sets record straight on Trump’s false asylum-seeker claims
Toula Drimonis
November 9, 2018
Jamal Khashoggi
It’s time for Canada to cut ties with Saudi Arabia
Toula Drimonis
October 24, 2018
Raising standards
Kavanaugh hearing should matter to Canadians too
Toula Drimonis
September 28, 2018
The terrible price Greece continues to pay
Toula Drimonis
September 7, 2018
Green energy shift
Canada can do more than call out Saudi Arabia over human rights
Toula Drimonis
August 12, 2018
Trump’s war on migrants
The U.S. role of colonizer and exploiter has led to forced migration
Toula Drimonis
July 3, 2018
For things to change, we need men to speak out against everyday sexism
Toula Drimonis
June 14, 2018
Shock art fail
Urbania blunders with Martineau as ‘Quebec martyr’ cover
Toula Drimonis
May 19, 2018
Une du Urbania
Quand on frappe sur plus petit que soi, on ne devrait pas être comparé à Muhammad Ali
Toula Drimonis
May 15, 2018
Trois-Rivières university ordered to end lockout of professors
Toula Drimonis
May 11, 2018
Playing the game
Why I like Stormy Daniels — and why you should too
Toula Drimonis
April 19, 2018
‘Too big to hide in a closet, too small to vote’
Youth march for their lives against a vicious gun lobby pushback
Toula Drimonis
March 19, 2018
Gun control
The tide is finally turning against the NRA
Toula Drimonis
February 24, 2018
Why it matters when Uma Thurman and Salma Hayek speak out
Toula Drimonis
February 6, 2018
Breaking the silence
How a former stalking victim is helping take criminal harassment out of the shadows
Toula Drimonis
January 17, 2018
2017: The year we watched the world split open
Toula Drimonis
December 20, 2017
Combating xenophobia
Don’t normalize the extreme right in Quebec
Toula Drimonis
November 29, 2017
Doing secularism wrong
There’s nothing progressive or feminist about Quebec’s Bill 62
Toula Drimonis
November 16, 2017
Manels no more
Stop making excuses for all-male panels
Toula Drimonis
November 1, 2017
Spain’s crackdown will only fuel independence movement
Toula Drimonis
October 5, 2017
Book deals and double standards
Why Hillary's story deserves to be heard
Toula Drimonis
September 20, 2017
The hidden sexism behind Canada’s childcare system
Toula Drimonis
August 31, 2017
Contrived outrage over Haitian asylum seekers in Quebec
Toula Drimonis
August 10, 2017
The rule of law
Omar Khadr: The majority isn’t always right
Toula Drimonis
July 12, 2017
Health and media
Canada should ban junk food advertising aimed at kids
Toula Drimonis
June 13, 2017
Trudeau's promises
Canada’s Indigenous communities need action, not symbolism
Toula Drimonis
June 1, 2017
This isn’t about free speech
The unbearable whiteness of being (oblivious to privilege)
Toula Drimonis
May 15, 2017
Animal welfare
Why does Montreal insist on reviving the cruel tradition of the rodeo?
Toula Drimonis
April 26, 2017
Judicial bias
Men who rape are not ‘great men’
Toula Drimonis
April 20, 2017
Failures of the justice system
Why Daphné Boudreault is just one of many women let down by our system
Toula Drimonis
March 31, 2017
Milo’s very bad week exposes the right’s hypocrisy on free speech
Toula Drimonis
February 23, 2017
'The poison seeps over:' With Trump presidency, Canada must think for itself
Toula Drimonis
February 10, 2017
The politics of hate
WARNING: Trump-style politics could flourish in Canada
Toula Drimonis
February 8, 2017
Canada 150
Nothing petty about many Quebecers’ aversion to Canada’s 150th celebrations
Toula Drimonis
January 24, 2017
Canada’s inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls doesn’t go far enough
Toula Drimonis
January 10, 2017
2016 in review
Feminist Santa’s ‘naughty or nice’ list
Toula Drimonis
December 16, 2016
From colony to country
The hypocrisy of U.S. criticism of Fidel Castro
Toula Drimonis
November 30, 2016
The Trump administration
Steve Bannon isn’t ‘controversial,’ he’s dangerous
Toula Drimonis
November 15, 2016
U.S. politics
Understanding the race for the White House
Toula Drimonis
October 26, 2016
Pet politics
Montreal’s pit bull ban hits homeless the hardest
Toula Drimonis
October 19, 2016
Vilification of Monsef is crass political opportunism at its worst
Toula Drimonis
October 5, 2016
Quebec journalist’s case for gender parity should be read by all Canadians
Toula Drimonis
September 21, 2016
Human rights
Why don’t Canadians care about Homa Hoodfar?
Toula Drimonis
September 9, 2016
The road home
Racism and recovery: Rebuilding New Orleans after Katrina
Toula Drimonis
August 25, 2016
Sexism and sports collide at Rio Olympics
Toula Drimonis
August 16, 2016
Could Ghostbusters be the final straw for online harassment?
Toula Drimonis
July 20, 2016
Women's rights
In China, being a feminist can land you in jail
Toula Drimonis
July 6, 2016
Orlando memorial
Papergate: How a crumpled sheet of paper became ‘assault with a weapon’
Toula Drimonis
June 21, 2016
Auto racing
Behind the Montreal Grand Prix’s glitz and glamour
Toula Drimonis
June 7, 2016
Racisme systémique
Le temps est venu de s’attaquer au racisme systémique…au Québec et à travers le Canada
Toula Drimonis
May 27, 2016
Film and television
Time for gender parity in creative industries
Toula Drimonis
May 26, 2016
Racial discrimination
Time to tackle systemic racism — in Quebec and across Canada
Toula Drimonis
May 6, 2016
Comedy and social justice
Why can’t you take a joke? How humour both silences and challenges
Toula Drimonis
April 22, 2016
Our Bodies
Reproductive freedom cannot be taken for granted
Toula Drimonis
April 5, 2016
Gender in the military
Sexist climate must be addressed if Canadian Forces are to recruit more women
Toula Drimonis
March 24, 2016
International Women’s Day
IWD: Let’s hear it for male feminists
Toula Drimonis
March 8, 2016
Free Speech
Yes to trigger warnings, no to censorship
Toula Drimonis
February 24, 2016
Gender bias
Rethinking public transit to meet women’s needs
Toula Drimonis
February 17, 2016
Personal Safety
Public transit is a women’s issue
Toula Drimonis
February 15, 2016
Physician-assisted death
Quebec leading the way on dying with dignity legislation
Toula Drimonis
January 20, 2016
Attacks in Cologne
Don't let racists hijack conversation on mass violence against women in Germany
Toula Drimonis
January 7, 2016
Residential schools
Reconciliation means ending denial
Toula Drimonis
December 21, 2015
Everyday sexism
Trudeau’s gender-balanced cabinet is causing a flood of male tears
Toula Drimonis
November 12, 2015
Canada Votes 2015
Gender parity in politics still a pipe dream, but Trudeau offers women hope
Toula Drimonis
October 21, 2015
Canada Votes 2015
Dirty campaigning: Harper’s racist wedge politics the oldest trick in the book
Toula Drimonis
October 14, 2015
Conservatives stoop to fearmongering again with latest niqab appeal
Toula Drimonis
September 21, 2015
Canada Votes 2015
A women’s debate should have never been up for debate
Toula Drimonis
September 10, 2015
Recent murders in Quebec remind us of the prevalence of domestic violence in Canada
Toula Drimonis
August 14, 2015
Time to boycott the Dominican Republic over racist mass deportations
Toula Drimonis
June 24, 2015
Quebec’s English and French communities have more in common than mainstream media tell us
Toula Drimonis
June 9, 2015
Congrats Ireland, but should fundamental rights be decided by popular vote?
Toula Drimonis
May 26, 2015
Harper using Omar Khadr to posture as anti-terrorist protector
Toula Drimonis
May 12, 2015
If you’re surprised by the Baltimore riots you haven’t been paying attention
Toula Drimonis
April 28, 2015
Are Twinkies really more essential than tampons?
Toula Drimonis
April 9, 2015
United States
Ta-Nehisi Coates on race, reparations and not ‘playing nice’
Toula Drimonis
March 19, 2015
What Canada can learn from Costa Rica
Toula Drimonis
February 18, 2015
Female ghostbusters? Leggo my childhood!
Toula Drimonis
February 3, 2015
Syriza’s anti-austerity triumph changes the game
Toula Drimonis
January 26, 2015
Our selective empathy leaves many massacres invisible
Toula Drimonis
January 20, 2015
Dalhousie should punish its ‘gentlemen’ dental students
Toula Drimonis
January 13, 2015
We shouldn't have to keep explaining this: Blackface is racist
Toula Drimonis
December 23, 2014
Euphemisms can’t obscure the ugly truth about torture
Toula Drimonis
December 17, 2014
Sex work
House of Commons is no place for the morality squad
Toula Drimonis
December 10, 2014
Those who accuse feminists of 'hijacking' memory of Montreal Massacre couldn't be more wrong
Toula Drimonis
December 2, 2014
Two visions of Canada clash on Burnaby Mountain
Toula Drimonis
November 26, 2014
Unpaid journalism excludes the voices we need most
Toula Drimonis
November 20, 2014
Conservatives grandstanding with law against ‘barbaric practices’
Toula Drimonis
November 11, 2014
For women facing abuse, culturally focused services are essential
Toula Drimonis
October 17, 2014