“You’d get more viewers if you were stripping,” Coast 101.1 FM radio host Joel North told a young St. John’s woman on Twitter.
“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 Ghomeshi ruling is just the tip of the iceberg.
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.
How much is David Bowie to blame for having sex with a minor? And are the days following his death an appropriate time to host the conversation?
“In the same way that we cannot will the traffic-light to be green when we want to go, we cannot will people to be sexual beings when we desire it.”
St. John’s residents demand an end to sexual violence, slut-shaming, victim-blaming, and rape culture. Photos by Jenne Nolan.
Deputy Mayor is shocked, but it’s the same old story for the Status of Women Council.
Senior dentistry students at Dalhousie University abuse women online, and the university administration seems more concerned with protecting them than addressing the problem of woman-hating on campus.
Sexual assault victims are afraid to report crimes in Canada, so our energies need to be focused on tackling that challenge rather than taking sides in a case we know too little about
Media coverage of reports of gang rapes in St. John’s has directed many to contemplate their moral stance on sex work, instead of their moral stance on rape and the appropriate police response to the rape of any person.
The “words are not actions” defense is misguided, and here’s why…