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An Open Letter to a Courageous Young Woman by Joe Biden

I do not know your name — but your words are forever seared on my soul. Words that should be required reading for men and women of all ages. Words that I wish with all of my heart you never had to write. I am in awe of your courage for speaking out [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:43+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

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 [...]

Intervention Prevents Rape

A few days ago a Scottish lad in St. Andrew's drowned out the words of a homophobic hate-filled priest with his bagpipes. It's a good story about the power of intervening and his tactics and effort are praiseworthy. Another intervention story came a [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:47+00:00 May 28th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Intervention Prevents Rape

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 gove [...]

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

Reclaim Your Voice

Since 2012, Reclaim Your Voice has been creating platforms for survivors of abuse to break their silence through storytelling, poetry, music and visual arts. Being supported while disclosing about abuse can mean a huge step on the healing journey f [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:48+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Categories: Violence Against Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Reclaim Your Voice

Nova Scotia funds consent education for young men

I'm in Mexico and just read this announcement from the Nova Scotia Government. I am beyond happy about this. Nova Scotia is funding new programs to teach young men about consent and "positive masculinity," in a bid to address the causes of sexual vi [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:49+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Nova Scotia funds consent education for young men

April 1 – #endrapeculture

This week is really going to suck. Three years ago April 7th Rehtaeh died. I miss her so much. We had a lot of fun together. >>>> I've spend a month trying to figure out what to write and I still haven't finished the first sentence. So. [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:51+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on April 1 – #endrapeculture

#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 [...]

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