/Sexual Assault

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 [...]

2018-01-14T15:24:27+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Consent is a Human Right #MeToo

If you find yourself in a bad place please reach out to a safe person. If you know someone who could use a listener, let them know you're there no matter what you have to do. Where to get help: 1. Kids Help Phone: Call 1-800-668-6868 or v [...]

2017-12-12T12:23:53+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s Time to Include Boys and Men

(Toronto) This past Monday I attended the press conference as the Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef revealed Canada's "Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence." The new strategy focuses on boys and men being part of [...]

2017-06-23T10:48:37+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Engaging Men, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women|Comments Off on It’s Time to Include Boys and Men

I don’t know the latest victim, at least not by name

Dispatches from Cyberspace are random writings about recent events, my life, and my much loved and missed daughter ~ Rehtaeh  Halifax writer Amira-Nicholle Hirtle wrote this powerful poem on sexual violence after being inspired on her way home [...]

2017-03-08T17:57:54+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on I don’t know the latest victim, at least not by name

My name is Cassidy Trevan

Dispatches from Cyberspace are random writings about recent events, my life, and my much loved and missed daughter ~ Rehtaeh  Cassidy Trevan struggled to live for two years after she was gang-raped by fellow students and terrorized at her high [...]

2017-02-26T14:22:25+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on My name is Cassidy Trevan

I Was Seven Years Old #AMS #CSA

Dispatches from Cyberspace are random writings about recent events, my life, and my much loved and missed daughter ~ Rehtaeh  I Was Seven Years Old I was seven years old when he took me by the hand and led me into his lair of secrets and threa [...]

2017-01-09T17:23:53+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , |Comments Off on I Was Seven Years Old #AMS #CSA

CONSENT IS NOT A GREY AREA

Blaming victims of sexual assault has been around since the days of Lot when the biblical hero raped his own children and blamed it on them and alcohol. If you know the story, you'd also know a few days earlier Lot offered his daughters to some [...]

2017-01-05T16:13:10+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on CONSENT IS NOT A GREY AREA
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