shame on you @chuckmvp and anyone in the montreal skate community who perpetuates this type of poison. @dimemtl how are u going to respond? how will u exercise the accountability that a brand with ur level of notoriety has a responsibility to own up to? how will u honor the young ppl in this city and internationally who have purchased ur products, endorsed ur brand and given u and those affiliated with u the social capital u rely on to navigate this city and (in some cases) make a living? at the very fucking least for the love of god plz come get ur hot mess of a man bc this is pretty damn embarrassing for y'all to be associated with in 2017.
as a woman-identifying person who has intimate relationships with men, who has or has had sex with men in this community, who has supported its members with my time, body, emotional labor, spiritual energy, money, and in some cases my own social capital, i feel sick and i feel angry, at them and at myself. if ur feeling the same way ur not alone, and this violent, toxic bullshit ends now. no more sympathy for "alt" bros who profit at the expense of the dignity and humanity of women and queer ppl. they get away with it in this city because we let them, maybe because we are attracted to the same clout and popularity that makes it intimidating to speak out against them. maybe because we've all got stockholm syndrome in that regard. i've been there, but i've decided here and now that i refuse to be afraid. if ur MCM or tinder match or friend or roommate's bf or literally what fucking ever says or does wack shit, exploitative shit, misogynistic shit, shit perpetuating rape culture DO NOT engage with him. do not respect him. do not laugh at his jokes. do not fuck him. do not send him nudes. spit out the "free" drink he hands u all over his overpriced shoulder satchel or whatever the fuck one calls those dumbass bags every single one of y'all seems to be wearing nowadays. i'm fucking sick of this and i'm sure as hell not the only one, so let's do something about it. @chuckmvp and @dimemtl do better and do better fast before we push u out of the same circles u rely on for the social benefits u so gratuitously enjoy