/Sexual Assault

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

#JusticeForZainab

(CNN) What appears to be the final page in the notebook of Zainab Amin, the 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder has prompted outrage across Pakistan, is a poignant reminder of a life cut tragically short. Dated January 4, the day on which Zainab was taken from near her home in the city of Kasur, the entry reads: "My self "I am a girl "My nam [...]

2018-01-14T11:32:03+00:00January 14th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on #JusticeForZainab

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 visit www.kidshelpphone.ca for online chat counselling. 2. Canadian Association for Suicide Preventio [...]

2017-12-12T12:23:53+00:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Consent is a Human Right #MeToo

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 the discussion and the solution to building safer communities for us all. It's an idea that's catchi [...]

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

#RapeCulture #Autocorrect

A PSA about the language of rape culture and victim blaming from It's On Us. Published on You Tube Mar 28, 2017 Don't ignore the subtext. It's On Us to intervene. Commit to being part of the solution and take the pledge → itsonus.org I shared Rehtaeh's story in Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, last week. I was also going to talk in [...]

2017-06-10T20:52:14+00:00June 10th, 2017|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , |Comments Off on #RapeCulture #Autocorrect

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 from the March 7 protest in Halifax. This is linked to her original post on Facebook. Re [...]

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

Nova Scotia Judge Lenehan’s Ruling

Dispatches from Cyberspace are random writings about recent events, my life, and my much loved and missed daughter ~ Rehtaeh  "Clearly a drunk can consent." ~ Nova Scotia Provincial Court Judge Gregory E. Leneham Nova Scotia Provincial Judge Gregory Lenehan could likely have been the judge had the Rehtaeh Parsons case gone to court as a se [...]

2017-03-04T09:08:55+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , |3 Comments

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 school. She took her life December 2015 at the age of 15. Cassidy lived in Victoria, Australia. Befo [...]

2017-02-26T14:22:25+00:00February 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 threats. I was seven years old when he told me to close my eyes while he touched my small shivering body. [...]

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