4 12, 2013

Truth Is, Lisa B & Meme – For Rehtaeh Parsons (CFSW 2013)

2013-12-04T10:52:39+00:00December 4th, 2013|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , |

Truth Is, Lisa B and Meme from Guelph Spoken Word perform an incredibly important piece about Rehtaeh Parsons for the semi-finals of the 2013 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Montreal. [box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” ]Celebrating 10 years of spoken word magic November 4-9, 2013 Du 4 au 9 novembre 2013, la célébration de 10 années […]

15 11, 2013

Canadian Arrests Underscore Importance of Reporting to Cybertip.ca

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

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 […]

12 11, 2013

Parents of Rehtaeh Parsons and Amanda Todd to be honoured for their child advocacy work

2013-11-12T23:04:48+00:00November 12th, 2013|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , |

MEDIA RELEASE November 12, 2013 [divider] WINNIPEG, MB – The parents of Rehtaeh Parsons and mother of Amanda Todd will be presented with the Rosalind Prober Award for Advocacy at the Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada Media Awards in Winnipeg on November 18. The event falls during Bullying Awareness Week and also commemorates Universal Children’s Day […]

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 […]

23 09, 2013

RAPE: It’s Your Fault

2013-09-23T02:32:47+00:00September 23rd, 2013|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , |

If there is one thing I know it’s that victim blaming exists. It’s sad and hurtful and it is everywhere. People constantly say Rehtaeh shouldn’t have been drinking, shouldn’t have been out at night, shouldn’t have lived in Cole Harbour, …. They blame her while saying nothing at all about the people who raped her. […]

21 09, 2013

Call for a Public Inquiry into Rehtaeh’s Case

2013-09-21T16:57:33+00:00September 21st, 2013|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , |

“In Rehtaeh’s case we have a lot of unanswered questions and I don’t feel confident whatsoever that the current reviews that are taking place are going to answer these questions. They just don’t have the power to do that. My fear is that they’re going to produce a stack of paper and say, ‘Look, we […]

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 […]

12 08, 2013

News 95.7 Interview with Jordi Morgan

2013-08-12T10:42:09+00:00August 12th, 2013|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , |

My interview with News 95.7 radio host Jordi Morgan. This is a ten minute interview and I appreciate being able to express myself and share this story. I also spoke this morning with a Toronto station but do not have that recording. *I have no intention of being present during the court date set for […]

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