Tags : Sexual Assault

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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..

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..

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..

When I saw that there was an art exhibit at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Women, Violence and Art, titled “Off the Beaten Path” I knew I wanted to go.  I intentionally altered my schedule in Winnipeg so that I could attend the exhibit on opening day (and because there was a World Vision event..

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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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I was supposed to read The Shack several years ago for a class, but I couldn’t do it.  I was at a point in my life where I was angry at God, questioning the institution of church, and just admitting to myself that what happened when I was 14 years old was, indeed sexual assault…

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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..