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#ManUpInspire @ManUpLDHSS

Yesterday it was a full house at Ottawa's City Hall for the 2018 ManUp Conference. It was an honour to be there and meet the young men who are tackling issues around gender based violence.This years event was hosted by TSN's Ian Mendes and we discussed men's objectification of women and non-violent intervention strategies. It was great to have [...]

2018-04-27T17:06:48+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Engaging Men|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on #ManUpInspire @ManUpLDHSS

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

#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

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


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 street gang "to do with as you please." At the time, sons had value while the value of a daughter de [...]

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

SlutWalk Toronto 2016

We took part in SlutWalk Toronto yesterday. The route was from Church St. north to Bloor, then down to Queen's Park. It felt good to be around like-minded people who are fighting to end rape culture, victim blaming, sexism, and patriarchy. SlutWalk Toronto: Facebook Page Twitter Why SlutWalk Toronto is as important as ever (blogTO) [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:41+00:00August 7th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on SlutWalk Toronto 2016

Being Female is Complex by Leah Parsons #Tedx

Published on Jul 14, 2016 Leah takes us on a journey from her childhood, through the joy of motherhood, and then the tragic loss of her daughter Rehtaeh. She asks us ......what are the conversations we need to have as men and women, everywhere? Conversations regarding internet shaming, rape, and the sexualized violence. ...and its impact spiritua [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:42+00:00July 15th, 2016|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Being Female is Complex by Leah Parsons #Tedx

Nova Scotia funds consent education for young men

I'm in Mexico and just read this announcement from the Nova Scotia Government. I am beyond happy about this. Nova Scotia is funding new programs to teach young men about consent and "positive masculinity," in a bid to address the causes of sexual violence rather than just its aftermath "Our youth, male and female both, felt there was a need to edu [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:49+00:00April 19th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Nova Scotia funds consent education for young men

For Survivors Everywhere

Sexual Assault Centres - Canada Court Action and Solidarity #WeBelieveSurvivors Thursday, March 24, 2016 Meet at 8: 00 am Where: Old City Hall 60 Queen Street West Show Up: Bring your signs/banners and stand in solidarity outside Old City Hall to show your support for survivors. The theme is #WeBelieveSurvivors. Extra signs will be provided, s [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:51+00:00March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on For Survivors Everywhere

Project Consent

"Some people think the issue of sexual consent is complicated. We think it’s pretty simple. If it’s not yes, it’s no." Join the conversation: https://twitter.com/consentproject Get involved: www.projectconsent.com Production Team: http://www.topixfx.com/ Project Consent is a non-profit, volunteer-based campaign that aims to combat and deconstruc [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:52+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Project Consent
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