Tag Archives: police

How Not To Get Raped

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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 collaboration with Rebecca Faria, Stephanie Guthrie, ... Read More »

For Victims of Violence Canada

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This is an article I wrote for Victims of Violence Canada. It details my thoughts on Rehtaeh’s case and how our family was left with many unanswered questions. We believe that is one of the biggest problems of all. Why are we left wondering? Why are we left hoping for answers to simple questions? It’s difficult for me to write ... Read More »

Together We Can: Men Speak Out on Violence Against Women

Upcoming Event: Together We Can: Men Speak Out on Violence Against Women What can boys and men do about violence against women? Glen Canning, Rehtaeh Parsons’ father, will help answer this question at our upcoming speaker series event. Join us for this honest and compelling discussion about positive masculinity. With recent events on university campuses in the city and beyond, many ... Read More »

Death Threat Charges Laid

The recent charges filed are in relation to a death threat I received last summer on my YouTube channel. Thursday evening I was contacted by police and informed of the charges and other details. Although I am relieved this person has been identified and charged I do think it’s sad someone so young has made such a mess out of their life ... Read More »

Standing Up and Losing Faith

*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 lost a loved one.” She feels ... Read More »

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 realize that ? What you ... Read More »

“Stop Hating Online” TV Ad

Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to speak to hundreds students at Fairview Junior High School in Halifax. I was invited by Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay to help introduce the new national campaign that emphasizes the legal consequences of cyberbullying. The campaign is called Stop Hating Online and it outlines what constitutes cyberbullying and what to do if you’re ... Read More »

The Right Legislation at the Right Time

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It was hard for us to believe. The sharing of a humiliating image of our daughter Rehtaeh, taken without her knowledge, was not a police matter. We were told it was a community issue, not a legal one. A ‘community issue’ is lingo for there’s nothing you can do about it and/or it’s to big for the police to handle ... Read More »

Canadian Arrests Underscore Importance of Reporting to Cybertip.ca

I am very proud to know many of the people working tirelessly at the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and honoured that to call them friends. The protection of children is all of our responsibility. We are not powerless, it is in our control. ~ Lianna McDonald, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection Media Release Thursday morning, ... Read More »

Project Blame

Project Blame was created to expose the victim blaming culture that permeates within law enforcement agencies. It is in the spirit of Project Unbreakable: http://projectunbreakable.tumblr.com/. We are seeking images from sexual assault victims (either showing your face or not), who reported their assaults to the police, holding a sign that states in a sentence or two what officers told you ... Read More »