Project Someone collaborator and UNESCO-PREV Co-Chair, David Morin, and co-author Stéphane Leman-Langlois have recently published an opinion piece on the link between misogyny and violent extremism in Montreal’s La Presse newspaper.
The article discusses the precedent of a new Canadian anti-terrorism law recently applied to a non-Islamic terrorist act motivated instead by anti-feminist sentiment. The authors then look at recent violent attacks against women and their link to the “manosphere,” a mostly toxic online environment garnering support from different male groups from incels to white supremacists. They argue that this movement is a breeding ground for violence against women and warn that the current pandemic could increase gender-motivated violent extremism.
To read the article (in French only), please click here.