Tagged: Sexual Assault

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This One Really Hurts

The big problem with advocating for victims of sexual assault is that nobody wants to believe it when it’s a public figure that they admire.

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The Rigged System

Why don’t more women come forward? Because we set up the system to make sure they wouldn’t.

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The Wrong Friends and the Wrong Enemies

In true Canadian style, Jonathan McLeod goes from talking about hockey to talking about sexual assault to talking about feminism.

Because everything is about hockey and hockey is about everything, apparently.

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George Will and Sexual Assault

I am a college professor, and a year from now the first of my three daughters will be preparing to head off to college. So naturally I have some thoughts on George Will’s comments...

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Canada’s Awkward Relationship With Rape Culture

We’ve all heard the term “rape culture” thrown around, and it’s a term that can lose its meaning or significance with repeated use, but as we experience sexual crimes like those committed in Steubenville or against Rehtaeh Parsons–and the delayed and insufficient responses to the crimes–it is inescapable that rape culture persists and, perhaps, thrives.

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Canadians, Men’s Rights and our Problems with Rape

Canadians are horrible people, apparently. A recent Angus Reid poll commissioned by the Canadian Women’s Foundation discovered some rather disturbing views of a greater-than-negligible percentage of the population. Asked if a woman can provoke...

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James Taranto, Louis C.K., and The Brand New War On Men

James Taranto is angry. Lt. General Susan Helms has had her promotion held up by Missouri’s recently re-elected Senator Claire McCaskill. Taranto doesn’t like this; he views it as a salvo in what he’s...

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Briefly, On Football’s Culture and Rape

On Monday, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will compete for college football’s national championship. This is the kind of thing that gets sportswriters in a tizzy. If you’re of a certain Age, Notre Dame...

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