/Tag: Sexual abuse

A Note to My Seven Year Old Self

If I walked in I would have killed that man. I revisit that place many times in my dreams, and every time, I kill him before I hug you. If I could grab you and run I would, knowing dead or alive, he'll have his hands on us for the rest of our lives. But now I just want to hug you. I want to love you. You, and all your shattered pieces. [...]

2017-11-05T14:35:32+00:00November 5th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

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

A Touch of Sexual Assault

Kayley Dixon, a teenager from Nova Scotia, reads a powerful poem about the experiences she's had being a girl in today's world. Dixon is involved in the Youth Art Connection project, one of the groups that received funding from the Nova Scotia government to fight sexual violence. Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/sexual-violence-s [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:48+00:00May 9th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Touch of Sexual Assault

#WeBelieveSurvivors #IBelieveSurvivors #BeyondGhomeshi

Following the Jian Ghomeshi ruling hundreds of people showed up in the cold Toronto rain to voice their support for victims of sexual violence and to express the outrage many feel over how this crime is handled by the Canadian judicial system. Many times the chant was raised, “The system isn’t broken—it was designed this way” and "We believe survi [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:51+00:00March 25th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on #WeBelieveSurvivors #IBelieveSurvivors #BeyondGhomeshi

Global Violence Against Women

From UNWomen.org. One in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence — mostly by an intimate partner. Whether at home, on the streets or during war, violence against women is a global pandemic that takes place in public and private spaces. Together we can and must end this pandemic. [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:54+00:00December 8th, 2015|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Global Violence Against Women

No Amnesty for Women

[su_divider top="no" divider_color="#006699"] [su_quote cite="Andrea Dworkin, 1981"]Equality cannot co-exist with rape…..and it cannot co-exist with pornography or with prostitution or with economic degradation of women on any level, in any way….. because implicit in all these things is the inferiority of women.[/su_quote] Sharing this for the Tri [...]

Untitled – a repost

[su_divider top="no" divider_color="#006699"] This poem was anonymously submitted to Glasnost. TW: sexual assault, child abuse [su_divider top="no" divider_color="#006699"] When I was six years old, I gave my first blowjob. “It’s a game”, said He. “Don’t you want to play?” It was too big, and I threw up on him. He said I’d do better the next time. [...]

2015-09-30T09:33:21+00:00September 25th, 2015|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Untitled – a repost

If you don’t know the difference….

[su_divider top="no" divider_color="#006699"] Kudos to the 17-year-old who came forward and apologized for interrupting a television report Friday by "kissing" reporter Megan Batchelor. Update to the story. I'm happy to say someone claiming to be the teen has contacted me with an apology https://t.co/zUE6Xm4IzK— Megan Batchelor (@MegsBatc [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:02+00:00August 11th, 2015|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on If you don’t know the difference….

Man Confronts His Abuser

Man confronts abuser who molested him when he was a 13 year old boy: [su_divider top="no" divider_color="#006699" link_color="#006699"] RELATED: A British father-of-two has confronted an Italian priest who allegedly sexually abused him when he was a teenager. [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:07+00:00May 20th, 2015|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Man Confronts His Abuser


The Huffington Post Canada's front page was dedicated to the hashtag #BeenRapedNeverReported. The hashtag was created by former Toronto Star writer Antonia Zerbisias and Montreal Gazette reporter Sue Montgomery, who have shared their own stories of rape. [su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#000000"]Trigger warning: The tweets below contain in [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:12+00:00November 2nd, 2014|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on #BeenRapedNeverReported
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