“If men want to reap the rewards of feminism, want to help out, we have to do more than just soak up kudos and make token gestures and preach to the choir. We have to speak to other men, we have to convince them.”
Media and popular stereotypes about sexual assault are still a long way from reality, say organizers.
In 2016 victims of sexual violence still have to live through their trauma in a culture of slut-shaming and victim-blaming.
The case for survivor-led leadership in a society replete with physical and sexual violence.
Agree with the Ghomeshi verdict or not, no one who heard the ruling can honestly say they don’t understand why victims don’t come forward.
St. John’s residents demand an end to sexual violence, slut-shaming, victim-blaming, and rape culture. Photos by Jenne Nolan.
“People feel that they can’t safely disclose to anyone the violence that they have experienced and repress it, try to live with it, internalize it, blame themselves for it, and learn that it’s how the world is and it’s what they deserve, until that kind of internal toxicity becomes too much to bear.”
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Well, sort of.
Women, men and children come together for the annual ‘Take Back The Night’ event to strengthen the struggle against sexual violence. With files from Justine Cottingham-Leblanc…