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A Message to Young Men About False Accusations

There are a lot of things you need to fear growing up. The man down the street or a visiting uncle. Driving home from a game or movie late one night and getting murdered by some drunk. Your leaders sending you to die in a war they could have avoided and would never have had the courage to fight in themselves. The fear of rejection. Most of us [...]

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

“You deserve rape” Guy Hit with Comments

Preacher carrying ‘you deserve to be raped’ sign was hit over the head by baseball bat-wielding woman outside a high school in Glendale, Arizona. At the time of the assault the man was using a megaphone to tell students they're going to hell. I'm not going to post his video (he doesn't deserve the views) but RawStory has an article about the i [...]

2017-06-12T22:31:17+00:00June 12th, 2017|Categories: Random Posts|Tags: , , |Comments Off on “You deserve rape” Guy Hit with Comments

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

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

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 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

1 In 3 College Men In Survey Say They Would Rape A Woman If They Could Get Away With It

According to the survey, which analyzed responses from 73 men in college, 31.7 percent of participants said they would act on “intentions to force a woman to sexual intercourse” if they were confident they could get away with it. When asked whether they would act on “intentions to rape a woman” with the same assurances they wouldn’t face consequenc [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:41+00:00August 12th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 1 In 3 College Men In Survey Say They Would Rape A Woman If They Could Get Away With It

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
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