Julie Mannell
Julie Mannell is a Montreal-based fiction and poetry writer, an editor and a political commentator. Follow her @JulieMannell on twitter.

Entries by Julie Mannell

Remembering Joe Opatowski: 10 Years Since Canada Lost a Hero

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 12:44 PM

Sometimes as children we go looking for heroes. When we have questions so big we can't articulate them ourselves we seek out those people who can adopt our inquiries and bring a new vocabulary to them.

When I met Joe Opatowski I was looking for a hero....

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David Gilmour's Real Victims Are His Students

(50) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 12:59 PM

This week David Gilmour made a fool of himself and the institution that employs him by confessing to Hazlitt magazine: "I'm not interested in teaching books by women."

While the interview contains enough bigotry (Gilmour also doesn't like or teach Chinese writers, queer writers, or...

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One Issue Pro-Lifers and Pro-Choicers Might Agree On

(5) Comments | Posted May 27, 2013 | 2:50 PM

"Reproductive coercion" is defined by the American National Domestic Violence Hotline as threats or acts of violence against a partner's reproductive health or reproductive decision making.

This definition spans from external instances of poking holes in condoms, replacing birth-control pills, and lying about vasectomies to physically...

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There's No Murder Gene in Mental Illness

(16) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 4:19 PM

Have you heard the tale of "The Pied Piper?" There is an ancient Germanic myth that tells of the happenings in the village of Hamlin. Legend has it that a piper dressed in foreign attire, entered the town with his magical pipe only to find the village indifferent to his...

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