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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

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

Today We’re All Refugees #WelcometoCanada #NoBan

Dispatches from Cyberspace are random writings about recent events, my life, and my much loved and missed daughter ~ Rehtaeh  "He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Coming to Canada as a Refugee Canada’s Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program is for people [...]

2017-01-29T00:39:23+00:00January 29th, 2017|Categories: Dispatches|Tags: , |Comments Off on Today We’re All Refugees #WelcometoCanada #NoBan

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

20 Minutes of #RapeCulture

When  I was young my father once told me to never touch my sister or make her cry. I could fight my brothers, but hurting my sister was out of bounds. I carried that message my whole life; men don't hurt women and the ones who do are the worst men of all. It's a long way from that to being raised by a man who callously referred to rape as "20 min [...]

Q weekly guest Elvira Kurt posts rant about Ghomeshi scandal | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly

"I am done engaging with anyone trying to justify, rationalize or otherwise spin the issue of consent. Consent doesn’t need a context. Consent just IS. Consent is the only thing and it’s everything. If you don’t agree with that you are wrong. Also, shut the fuck up. "I am done with anyone railing against the anonymity of the women. What do we all k [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:52+00:00February 15th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Q weekly guest Elvira Kurt posts rant about Ghomeshi scandal | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly

Ghomeshi trial: Complainant in different case recounts ‘trauma of testifying’

A Toronto woman who spent a year dreading the cross-examination she would face in a sexual assault court case that began the same day as the trial of Jian Ghomeshi says that after going through the experience, she completely empathizes with the complainants in the former CBC host's trial. Source: Jian Ghomeshi trial: Complainant in different case r [...]

2016-02-14T18:21:26+00:00February 14th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Ghomeshi trial: Complainant in different case recounts ‘trauma of testifying’

Defence attacks credibility of girl in gang sex assault  | Ottawa Citizen

A defence attorney launched an attack on the credibility of a teenaged girl who alleges that she was sexually assaulted by four people at OC Transpo Blair Station in 2013. In an intense cross-examination Friday, defence lawyer Natasha Calvinho pointed out that while the girl –who was 15 at the time of the alleged assault – said she rarely drank and [...]

2016-09-14T12:51:57+00:00January 17th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Defence attacks credibility of girl in gang sex assault  | Ottawa Citizen
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