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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

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

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

Barry Winters Gets His Day #Edmonton #RehtaehParsons

Some  content may be NSFW. Barry Winters finally got the wish he's had for years. He's finally a famous blogger. Edmonton police said Winters was arrested in connection with the operation of multiple hate-based websites, dating back to 2012. Winters has been writing since at least 2009, although many of his older blog posts have been removed [...]

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

No Prison For Colorado Student Who Raped ‘Helpless’ Freshman

Wilkerson’s friends and family pretty much say that raping the young women was a “traumatic incident” for him. Austin Wilkerson had faced years behind bars for attacking a half-conscious woman.Source: No Prison For Colorado Student Who Raped 'Helpless' Freshman [...]

2016-09-14T12:48:26+00:00August 11th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on No Prison For Colorado Student Who Raped ‘Helpless’ Freshman

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

Truth in a Parody Video #BrockTurner

The Onion produced a parody video five years ago titled, 'College Basketball Star Heroically Overcomes Tragic Rape He Committed.' When it comes to the truth, especially in light of the words Turner's father read in court, it's amazing how close this video comes to revealing the mindset of those who rape and of those who support them. "As it stand [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:43+00:00June 15th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Truth in a Parody Video #BrockTurner
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