For Rehtaeh
For Rehtaeh 2017-11-21T21:12:50+00:00

“Women who are harassed, at work, on the street, or even online, are subject to the same rigid purity standards as women who are sexually assaulted, Just by virtue of being out in public, we're overstepping certain boundaries.”

 Jessica Valenti

Hi, I’m Glen Canning and welcome to my site. I live in Toronto, Canada, and write about my life, my daughter Rehtaeh Parsons, and sexual violence.  More on me is here and more about Rae is here or on her web site.

Latest Posts

Thank You Australia and New Zealand #RehtaehParsons

January 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Recently, Rehtaeh's movie, No Place to Hide, was shown in Australia and New Zealand. We alway [...]

Journalists and Rape Culture

January 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Shortly after Rehtaeh's death, I read an online blog post by Canadian writer Crystal Smith. In [...]


January 14th, 2018|0 Comments

(CNN) What appears to be the final page in the notebook of Zainab Amin, the 7-year-old girl w [...]

Stephen Hawking on Depression

January 9th, 2018|0 Comments

World-renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and best selling author Stephen Hawking is [...]

Merry Christmas

December 25th, 2017|0 Comments

From our home to yours - Merry Christmas! We hope your day is filled with love and joy. [...]

Consent is a Human Right #MeToo

December 12th, 2017|0 Comments

If you find yourself in a bad place please reach out to a safe person. If you know som [...]

Access to Information Complaint Against the RCMP #RehtaehParsons

December 11th, 2017|1 Comment

Yesterday morning I filed a complaint with The Office of the Information Commissioner of Cana [...]

Rehtaeh’s Police File

Update 14 Dec 2017: The Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada is now looking into the RCMP’s refusal to release her files.


Rehtaeh Anne Parsons

Rehtaeh Parsons

Rehtaeh Parsons ended her life on the 7th of April, 2013, following a gang sexual assault at a home located in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, Canada. None of the four males who raped her were held accountable for their actions despite photographing the assault and bragging about what they did to her.

You can visit Rehtaeh’s memorial Facebook page here – Angel Rehtaeh.

Rehtaeh’s story is not unique. Having spoken to many high schools students since her death I would say there is a Rehtaeh Parsons in every school in the country.

Rehtaeh’s page is here.

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