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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..

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Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Announcement: Sherrie-Lee R. Chiarot-Petrie Premier Wynne, Honourable Michael Gravelle, Honourable Reza Moridi, Honourable Bill Mauro, Honourable Tracy MacCharles, President Brian Stevenson, task force members and guests: thank you for inviting me here. It feels strange to speak to you today. It feels strange to speak to you because this..

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..

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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..

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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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            SlutWalk is a movement that was started after Constable Michael Sanguinetti told students at York University, in Toronto, Canada, that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.”  The recent attack on a young woman on a bus in Dahli reminds us why events such as SlutWalk are important.            ..

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Seven years.July 21st will be seven years since I was sexually assaulted. I write a blog every year about this, and I mention it in my blogs constantly, and it influences what I do, and say, always.Every year that I write a new blog, is another year that I have not been defeated.It’s another year..

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A feel compelled to write this blog right now.I’ve felt compelled to say something on the topic for a while, but I’ve never sat down and done it.  Until now. So many people I know, and a billion others, uses the term “rape” out of context.“So to do a temp. log, you stick the thing..

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I had hopes of “waiting until marriage”.  That moment during the first dance when you can say, “I can’t wait for tonight”.  That was my dream. In the Summer of 2004, at 14 years old, my reality became something completely different.  I was no longer going to wait until marriage; but it wasn’t my choice…

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