I stand with the students. Support them. Support change. Demand accountability:
“Concordia isn’t an aberration; it’s the norm,” Ms. Maxymiw tweeted. “Women in the writing world have known stuff like this for years. Our lives are obstacle courses. But I stand in solidarity with these women coming forward in canlit. #metoo, finally.”
When asked if she thought UBC would have handled the Galloway case differently in the #metoo era, Ms. Gemma laughed and said yes. And she indicated that this reckoning is not over.
“More names are coming. Concordia’s not the only place. There are other men who are repeat offenders who will be named in the literary community. Your time is up,” she said. “Just like Oprah [said]. Time is up for those predators. Their reign has come to an end.”