While researching an article about victim blaming I found this priceless gem. It seems perfect given I found three separate cases like Rehtaeh’s with three statements about how the victim only called it rape once the photo got out. #jadapose // #OpJustice4Daisy // #OpJustice4Rehtaeh Created by femifesto: Sasha Elford, Shannon Giannitsopolou, Farrah Khan, in collaborationRead more about How Not To Get Raped[…]
If you live in Nova Scotia please take the time to <a href=”http://novascotia.ca/coms/svs/your-feedback/” target=”_blank”>fill out this form</a> and share your thoughts, ideas, and feedback. Your feedback is anonymous. <a href=”http://www.sexassault.ca/statistics.htm” target=”_blank”>Sexual Assault Statistics in Canada</a> A Numerical Representation of the Truth: <ul> <li>Of every 100 incidents of sexual assault, only 6 are reported to theRead more about Nova Scotia’s First Sexual Violence Strategy[…]
Note: The video contains strong language. What men can do? Although the language and threat of violence may be over the top, Aaron Lewis didn’t stand by and do nothing when he saw a girl being molested as she crowd surfed. This happened during a concert in Kansas City. Lewis stopped the band’s performance andRead more about Staind frontman Aaron Lewis confronts molesters[…]
Jackie Stevens of the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre says, people still don’t understand the legal issues around consent. This morning she spoke on CBC Radio.
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Guest post by Leah Parsons I have been following this case and was very interested in what the outcome would be considering sexualized violence/rape is most always a He Said/She said case even when the victim goes directly to authorities to report. Usually “He Said” is heard louder than “She Said”. I read that theRead more about Dear Victim/Survivor of this violent crime[…]
The big day is here! Its not too late to come to the event! At the door our hostess will happily grant you entry for $50.00. You will get some appetizers, a signature Rae’ven drink, a chance at the Grand Prize and dancing?! Proceeds to Rae of Light Havens – a registered non-profit that providesRead more about Rae’z the Roof[…]
President Obama, Vice President Biden, Daniel Craig, Benicio Del Toro, Dulé Hill, Seth Meyers and Steve Carell on putting an end to sexual assault. Despite the significant progress made in reducing violence against women, there is still a long way to go. Young women still face the highest rates of dating violence and sexual assault.Read more about 1 is 2 Many PSA[…]
In Italy in the 1990s, a controversial rape case was being fought in the courts. A rape conviction was overturned because the appeal court judges ruled that since jeans cannot be removed easily, the victim must have consented. Following that decision, a group of women lawmakers started a jeans strike, wearing denim in the ItalianRead more about Denim Day 2014[…]
*The names in this story have been changed. 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 lostRead more about Standing Up and Losing Faith[…]