He came disguised as a man of God #JusticeForToyin

A 19-year-old Black Lives Matter protester Oluwatoyin Salau has been found dead days after tweeting that a man who offered her a ride to church had molested her, according to reports on Twitter. Salau was last seen in Tallahassee, Florida, on June 6, reported USA Today citing the Tallahassee Police Department. Before she disappeared, Salau posted

2020-06-15T14:51:12+00:00June 15th, 2020|Sexual Assault|

The Believability of the Unbelievable Netflix Series

It would be nice to imagine the new Netflix series Unbelievable was some kind of an anomaly. A story that's so outrageous it would have to be a one off tale of gross negligence, indifference, and police incompetence. No one wants to believe stories like this could possibly happen on a larger scale. Unbelievable is

2019-09-18T12:38:58+00:00September 18th, 2019|Sexual Assault|

Rape Culture? What Rape Culture?

Rape culture is a judge asking a victim why she didn't keep her knees together while repeatedly referring to her as the "accused" during a sexual assault trial. It's a judge saying "clearly a drunk can consent" despite a mountain of evidence that the women in that case wasn't even conscious. It happens when police […]

2020-05-26T14:45:16+00:00February 19th, 2019|Sexual Assault|

Myths, Misconceptions, and Rape Culture

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 […]

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

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|

Trauma Informed Care at the IWK

Yesterday afternoon Leah Parsons and I had the pleasure to speak via teleconference with Dr. Jana Davidson and Dr. Connie Coniglio regarding todays release of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Addiction Services in the Halifax Regional Municipality report. The report was “undertaken by the authors, with the agreement of the appropriate departments, to […]

2013-12-11T20:15:59+00:00December 11th, 2013|Mental Health|

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

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 […]

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

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