19 03, 2024

A Man’s Guide to Talking About Rape

By |2024-03-19T16:42:59+00:00March 19th, 2024|Categories: Sexual Violence|Tags: , , , , |

I was sexually assaulted by a woman in 1983 while serving with the Navy in Halifax. Being a young man with some money I drank more than I should have and ended up in a house I was unfamiliar with. Someone there put me to bed, but they didn't leave me alone. I remember

21 11, 2023

#RapeIsNotResistance

By |2023-11-21T19:07:07+00:00November 21st, 2023|Categories: Sexual Violence|Tags: , , , , |

An open letter, with more than 2,100 listed signees, has drawn international media attention with it's demands for Canadian political leaders to seek an immediate ceasefire and for the opening of humanitarian corridors in Gaza. It also urges our government to call on Israel to free all Palestinian prisoners, lift its siege on Gaza,

10 03, 2014

The Rehtaeh Parsons Tragedy: Interview with her Father Glen Canning

By |2014-03-10T19:30:27+00:00March 10th, 2014|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: |

[su_dropcap size=”3″]O[/su_dropcap]n Saturday I was  interviewed on the Jake Pentland Show. The interview lasts for an hour and a half so it’s quite long. Towards the end they took a caller and I addressed a few issues he has including free speech. Apparently I shouldn’t be calling people rapists while the caller defends the right of […]

24 02, 2014

How men can help end rape

By |2014-02-24T11:18:04+00:00February 24th, 2014|Categories: Sexual Violence|Tags: , , |

[su_dropcap size=”3″]S[/su_dropcap]hame is a powerful weapon. Shame is what sexual predators rely on. Next to alcohol it’s their preferred WMD. What were you thinking, after all, being alone, dressing like that, drinking too much, trusting too much? You should have known better. You should have known what would happen. It’s the same approach pedophiles use […]

23 09, 2013

RAPE: It’s Your Fault

By |2013-09-23T02:32:47+00:00September 23rd, 2013|Categories: Sexual Violence|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. […]

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