Tags : rape culture

I need to start this by saying that I wish I didn’t have to talk about what I’m going to talk about.  I wish my thesis topic didn’t exist.  But here I am.  I am here because sexual violence is not just a small, sometimes thing.  Sexual violence is a global, human rights tragedy.  And..

So, as Stephanie said, there are a number of things that make me who I am. I am also a researcher. I am a wife, and a daughter, and a sister, and a friend. I believe that a great Hope exists. I feel as though I am a survivor most days, but sometimes this world..

It seems important that I use this platform I’ve been given to be honest. And the truth is that I almost didn’t do this speech. The truth is that I have spent the last few weeks feeling like I have been asking too many questions and dealing with too many triggers in the past two..

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http://jeffbethke.com/a-few-thoughts-on-women-men-porn-sexual-assault I don’t entirely agree with Jefferson Bethke’s position on sex and pornography, but I do appreciate the rest of this video. In particular, I think he raises a great point about the fact that it is oppressive and damaging when people talk about rape victims as “someone’s daughter” or “someone’s sister”; it takes away..

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Today is SlutWalk Toronto. I’m not there for a whole hoax of reasons, but some day I will be. I found myself thinking of the speech I gave at SlutWalk Winnipeg in 2012. There is so much more that I wish I could have said back then, and even more that I’d add to it..

It’s always a frustrating day when I find a news article about “everyday folk” making ignorant comments about sexual assault.  It’s an even more frustrating day when the ignorance is coming from the very people who are supposed to protect victims – judges, police, lawyers, doctors, etc.  So it’s no shocker that this morning when..

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In September of 2012, I made a speech at SlutWalk Winnipeg. The speech was about a lot of things, not least of all my experiences with victim-blaming. I spoke about hot the perpetrator blamed me (because my “body language was asking for it”). I spoke about how law enforcement blamed me (because “my social media..

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