Toula Drimonis
Columnist

Toula Drimonis is a freelance writer and editor based in Montreal. A former News Director and long-time columnist for TC Media, her freelance work has appeared in The Tyee, Huffington Post, Policy Mic, J-Source, and Le Journal de Montréal, among others.

She is a frequent contributor to CJAD, Montreal’s top-rated English radio station, co-hosting routinely on The Exchange, appearing weekly on the Feminist 2.0 Panel, and regularly invited on North American live-stream panel debates to discuss feminism and women’s issues. For daily musings and observations about politics, feminism, and life in general, you can follow her on Twitter at @toulastake or at headspacepress.com

Bigotry
Milo’s very bad week exposes the right’s hypocrisy on free speech
Toula Drimonis
February 23, 2017
Geopolitics
'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
MMIW
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
Feminism
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
Athletics
Sexism and sports collide at Rio Olympics
Toula Drimonis
August 16, 2016
Online
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
Citizenship
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
Taxation
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
Environment
What Canada can learn from Costa Rica
Toula Drimonis
February 18, 2015
Hollywood
Female ghostbusters? Leggo my childhood!
Toula Drimonis
February 3, 2015
Greece
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
Education
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
Environment
Two visions of Canada clash on Burnaby Mountain
Toula Drimonis
November 26, 2014
Media
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