16 04, 2014

Myths, Misconceptions, and Rape Culture

2014-04-16T10:00:53+00:00April 16th, 2014|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , |

A concept that links rape and sexual violence to the culture of a society, and in which prevalent attitudes and practices normalize, excuse, tolerate, and even condone rape. Examples of behaviors commonly associated with rape culture include victim blaming, sexual objectification, and trivializing rape. Below is a list of questions, myths, and misconceptions regarding Rehtaeh’s case […]

14 04, 2014

Denim Day 2014

2014-04-14T14:45:52+00:00April 14th, 2014|Categories: Sexual Assault|

In Italy in the 1990s, a controversial rape case was being fought in the courts. A rape conviction was overturned because the appeal court judges ruled that since jeans cannot be removed easily, the victim must have consented. Following that decision, a group of women lawmakers started a jeans strike, wearing denim in the Italian […]

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