26 10, 2013

Project Blame

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

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 […]

9 10, 2013

The Centre for Gender Advocacy – Concordia

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

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 […]

28 09, 2013

Bullying: when schools are the bystander

2013-09-28T12:52:51+00:00September 28th, 2013|Categories: Random Posts|Tags: |

“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 […]

6 09, 2013

Rape Culture? What Rape Culture?

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

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 […]

21 08, 2013

The Dr. Phil Tweet

2013-08-21T12:53:40+00:00August 21st, 2013|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons, Sexual Assault|Tags: , , |

A Tweet made by Dr. Phil this morning has resulted in a lot of grief for the TV host. The Tweet is simple and asks: “If a girl is drunk, is it OK to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @drphil.” Salon called the Tweet “vile.” The Globe and Mail asks if […]

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