/Sexual Assault

A Message to Young Men About False Accusations

There are a lot of things you need to fear growing up. The man down the street or a visiting uncle. Driving home from a game or movie late one night and getting murdered by some drunk. Your leaders sending you to die in a war they could have avoided and would never have had the courage to fight in themselves. The fear of rejection. Most of us [...]

Northlands Victim Blames a Child for Being Sexually Assaulted

Blaming a 13 year old girl for being sexually assaulted by one of your employees on your property while your other employees watched and did nothing as he carry her partially clothed unconscious body to a ditch is unforgivable. What law firm did Northlands hire and how could they possibly think a defence like this would be in their clients int [...]

2018-09-20T13:48:10+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Ontario’s SexEd isn’t about Parents – it’s about Children

"Sex ed curriculum should be about facts, not teaching Liberal ideology... Parents are our first educators when it comes to our children.” - Ontario Premier Doug Ford The Ontario 2015 Health and Physical Education curriculum was based on consultations with 4,000 parents, numerous students, teachers, faculties of education, universities, colle [...]

2018-09-19T18:27:02+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Understanding Ontario’s Sex Ed Curriculum by @NadineThornhill

Nadine Thornhill has been helping families and educators talk to kids about sex for over a decade. She has a Doctor of Education in Child and Adolescent Sexuality and is a member of The Sexuality and Information Council of Canada. About Nadine After twenty years working in theatre, Nadine’s career in sex education began with part-time job a [...]

2018-09-18T22:44:26+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Random Posts, Sexual Assault|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Judge Nancy Spies Rules Intoxicated Men Not Responsible For Rape

As if going to court wasn't hard enough for victims, Ontario Superior Court Judge Nancy Spies has ruled intoxication is now a defence for rape. The ruling clears the way for anyone accused of sexual assault to simply say they were to drunk to be guilty. This right on the heels of Nova Scotia Judge Gregory Lenehan's not guilty verdict after a c [...]

2018-08-30T15:50:32+00:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Random Posts, Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Healing from Assault Is Almost Impossible Without Family Support

This is an article I was interviewed for to share my thoughts on how families can support survivors of sexual assault. *Trigger warning* This article contains references to sexual assault Article by Katherine Singh for FLARE Magazine (AUG 17, 2018) “There was kind of a moment of regret,” recalls Madi Fuller. She was sitting in a police stati [...]

2018-08-29T23:21:18+00:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , |Comments Off on Healing from Assault Is Almost Impossible Without Family Support

Open Letter to Doug Ford by Rayne Fisher-Quann

Head Organizer Rayne Fisher-Quann's speech at the March for Our Education rally in Toronto, 21 July 2018. Please give her a follow and say thanks - Rayne on Twitter. "Hey everyone!! As some of you know, yesterday was the March for Our Education protest. I can't express enough how incredible of an experience it was for me, and how amazing it [...]

2018-07-24T09:38:49+00:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Open Letter to Doug Ford by Rayne Fisher-Quann

CBC Radio Interview with Katie Simpson #SexEdSavesLives

This is an interview I did (13 July 2018) with CBC's Katie Simpson regarding Doug Ford's plan to scrap Ontario's sex-ed curriculum. "Rehtaeh Parsons's father, Glen Canning, explains why he strongly disagrees with the Ontario government's decision to scrap its modernized sex education curriculum." If you find yourself in a bad place p [...]

2018-07-15T14:00:07+00:00July 15th, 2018|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons, Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on CBC Radio Interview with Katie Simpson #SexEdSavesLives

Voices For Equity Launches 😎🙌

I'm incredibly happy to be part of this important speakers initiative. Conceived by internationally recognized speaker Julie S. Lalonde, Voices for Equity is a collaboration with violence prevention speaker Kevin Vowles. ​ V4E represents speakers with "diverse backgrounds, extensive knowledge, rich personal narratives and the capacity to conne [...]

2018-03-30T13:02:25+00:00March 30th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Voices For Equity Launches 😎🙌

Journalists and Rape Culture

Shortly after Rehtaeh's death, I read an online blog post by Canadian writer Crystal Smith. In her post, titled How I Failed Rehtaeh Parsons, Smith says she was in a park with her son and struck up a conversation with another parent who happened to be a police officer. Seeing as it was a big news story at the time, their discussion turned to Re [...]

2018-01-14T15:24:27+00:00January 14th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Journalists and Rape Culture
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