Standing Up and Losing Faith

*The names in this story have been changed. [su_dropcap size=”3″]I[/su_dropcap]t sounds familiar — the anger, the sorrow, the pain, and the confusion. How could doing the right thing leave you feeling so let down? So disappointed? Anne’s story hits close to home. Another young victim forever changed. She tells me that she “feels like she’s […]

2014-03-27T20:04:18+00:00March 27th, 2014|Sexual Assault|

Woman Calls Childhood Rapist

A California woman has posted a YouTube video of a confrontation with a woman she says sexually abused her nearly 16 years ago. “Why did you do that,” Jamie Carrillo, 28, of Victorville, asked her alleged abuser during a secretly recorded phone conversation. “I was only 12 years old when I met you. Do you […]

2014-01-23T18:16:59+00:00January 23rd, 2014|Sexual Assault|

“Stop Hating Online” TV Ad

Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to speak to hundreds students at Fairview Junior High School in Halifax. I was invited by Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay to help introduce the new national campaign that emphasizes the legal consequences of cyberbullying. The campaign is called Stop Hating Online and it outlines what constitutes cyberbullying and […]

2014-01-10T14:00:48+00:00January 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The Right Legislation at the Right Time

It was hard for us to believe. The sharing of a humiliating image of our daughter Rehtaeh, taken without her knowledge, was not a police matter. We were told it was a community issue, not a legal one. A ‘community issue’ is lingo for there’s nothing you can do about it and/or it’s to big […]

2013-11-21T15:25:09+00:00November 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|

Canadian Arrests Underscore Importance of Reporting to Cybertip.ca

I am very proud to know many of the people working tirelessly at the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and honoured that to call them friends. [box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” ]TORONTO – At least 386 children have been rescued from sexual exploitation and hundreds of suspects arrested in a sweeping child pornography investigation that began with […]

2013-11-15T13:08:30+00:00November 15th, 2013|Social Media|

Project Blame

Project Blame was created to expose the victim blaming culture that permeates within law enforcement agencies. It is in the spirit of Project Unbreakable: http://projectunbreakable.tumblr.com/. We are seeking images from sexual assault victims (either showing your face or not), who reported their assaults to the police, holding a sign that states in a sentence or […]

2013-10-26T12:39:19+00:00October 26th, 2013|Sexual Assault|

The Centre for Gender Advocacy – Concordia

Last Thursday I had the pleasure to speak at Concordia University about the issues surrounding Rehtaeh’s life and death. I was asked to come as a keynote speaker by the Centre for Gender Advocacy as part of a larger event series: Another Word for Gender: an intro to feminist organizing & action. These are some […]

2013-10-09T13:10:53+00:00October 9th, 2013|Rehtaeh Parsons, Sexual Assault|

Bullying: when schools are the bystander

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu Rita-Clare LeBlanc had reached the darkest moment of her young life. The months of bullying at her high school had taken a toll and she decided to end her life and become yet another statistic of […]

2013-09-28T12:52:51+00:00September 28th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Rape Culture? What Rape Culture?

If a homosexual man were the victim of a hate crime, would national media outlets concentrate on what he was wearing or what he was doing to have brought on the attack? Thankfully, no. Yet, the discussion inevitably shifts to what a woman was wearing or how she was acting when she accuses someone of […]

2013-09-06T20:32:58+00:00September 6th, 2013|Sexual Assault|

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