Jian Ghomeshi Part Deux My thoughts today are with everyone who spends all the tears they have working to heal others from sexual abuse and violence. You are what the world needs more of. Actress and screenwriter Zoe Kazan has added her name to a growing list of women who’ve recounted similar experiences with former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi. In perfect Internet form, the first responder to her Tweets accused Kazan of playing a victim to seek publicity. I’m waiting for someone to say she should go to the police so I can throw up. Not that I need personal experience to believe the women accusing Jian Ghomeshi, but let me say this: in 2013, Ghomeshi interviewed me (1/5) — zoe kazan (@zoeinthecities) March 24, 2016 Before we went on air, he told me I was “just his type.” “Funny, sexy, just the right amount of damage,” he said (after talking abt 3 mins). — zoe kazan (@zoeinthecities) March 24, 2016 This within the context of a professional interview, with producers in the room. I was shaken, but tried to hide it. Gotta be game, right? — zoe kazan (@zoeinthecities) March 24, 2016 Later he showed up @ party I was at & wdnt leave me alone. His unwanted attention made me feel like I’d “asked for it.” I felt dirty & sad. — zoe kazan (@zoeinthecities) March 24, 2016 I think of the way he made me feel, without ever laying a hand on me, and I tremble with rage for the women who were denied justice today. — zoe kazan (@zoeinthecities) March 24, 2016 This behavior is insidious, but so is a culture that condones it, by turning a blind eye, or shaming the victim. We internalize these mores. — zoe kazan (@zoeinthecities) March 24, 2016 Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditGoogleLinkedInEmailMorePrintLike this:Like Loading... Glen Canning 2016-10-21T21:42:51+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: rape culture, social media, violence against women|1 Comment One Comment Consent Matters – Even if you “love his hands” | Dating Tips for the Feminist Man March 26, 2016 at 8:11 pm […] those conversations about what was ok before slapping, choking, biting occurred did. not. happen. So what if it took a while for that to come clear, and so what if details were […] Comments are closed.