/Tag: sexual assault

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

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

I Was Seven Years Old #AMS #CSA

Dispatches from Cyberspace are random writings about recent events, my life, and my much loved and missed daughter ~ Rehtaeh  I Was Seven Years Old I was seven years old when he took me by the hand and led me into his lair of secrets and threats. I was seven years old when he told me to close my eyes while he touched my small shivering body. [...]

2017-01-09T17:23:53+00:00January 9th, 2017|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , |Comments Off on I Was Seven Years Old #AMS #CSA

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

Rae’s Awareness – Semicolon Tattoo Fundraiser 2016

World Suicide Awareness Day is Sept 10th. We will host this event to help bring awareness of the prevalence of Suicide and the struggles people face.The Rehtaeh Parsons Society will be joined by Six Points Tattoo Parlour to raise funds and help reduce the stigma of mental health. We will be having a two day tattoo fundraiser. The semi colon represe [...]

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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