A message from the features editor

From the bottom of my heart, I hope that hearing the stories in this issue will make you feel like you’re never alone in your struggles. I hope these stories inspire you to look at your challenges in a new light, find joy in every little victory, and be at peace this winter.  

Dear Di: Fuck the patriarchy

My boyfriend and I have tried watching porn together for the last few months, but everything seems sexist. I try to get into it, but every time I just keep thinking about racial and social inequalities, and were the actors paid enough, and was anyone exploited and, well, you get the point.

Where does Canada’s AI technology fit into modern warfare?

It’s great that the Canadian government is willing to invest this much in our industries, research and development, but it’s not enough to be world leaders in the development of AI. We need to be branded in Canada. Our brand should be responsible AI. Our brand should be ethical AI. And the world should know us as leaders in the development of that way of AI.

Dear Di: Protecting and Erecting

When we discuss protection in Canada, we often mean birth control. While preventing unwanted pregnancies is extremely important to the wellbeing of young people, so is protecting against infection and disease.

Dear Di: DILFs

The first thing you should do is talk to your DILF and figure out where he stands on whether he would expect you to meet his kids, interact with them, or take care of them at all. Chances are he’s probably not ready to introduce someone new to them, but it’s good to be on the same page.