Am I Worth the Wait? Outside of Canada, Media has a Different Take on Ghomeshi. Canadians weren't the only ones watching last week's Ghomeshi verdict.
The trial made international headlines, but those writing about it abroad had a very different perspective on the verdict and ruling than that of our news media. Most of our news orgs focused on the witnesses, while international publications zeroed in on Justice Horkins. Ghomeshi: pas assez de preuve, qu’est-ce que ça veut dire? Le 24 mars, le juge Horkins a déclaré Jian Ghomeshi non coupable des quatre accusations d’agression sexuelle et de l’accusation d’étranglement qui pesaient contre lui.
Après la saga médiatique ayant entouré la divulgation par ses victimes des viols commis par le célèbre animateur de radio, ce cas est devenu en quelque sorte le symbole du rapport du système de justice criminelle aux agressions sexuelles. Sick of Surviving Alone: Ghomeshi, Silence, and Why Lip Service Activism Needs to Stop – witchbody. Content Warning: rape culture, rape, court, Ghomeshi trial, victim blaming, sexual assault, survivorship, allyship See that picture?
That’s me. Among other things, I’m a survivor of rape and sexual assault. Survivor. I Didn't Say No — But It Was Still Rape. “You OK?”
A boy asks me in the middle of consensual sex. Jian Ghomeshi: now it gets ugly. Sexual assault charges against Jian Ghomeshi resulted in an outpouring of truth-telling and increased awareness of violence against women - or at least it did for a while.
But if the past sexual and other histories of Ghomeshi's accusers in the upcoming pre-trial, which continues May 12, are used in cross-examination to discredit them, all of that will be undone. And don't think for a second that discrediting his accusers won't be part of Ghomeshi's legal strategy. It is accepted practice to do so, and any defence lawyer worth the money knows exactly how to do it. In a talk later quoted in Lawyers Weekly, How To Whack The Complainant Hard, celebrity lawyer Michael Edelson said: "…the preliminary inquiry is the ideal place in a sexual assault trial to try and win it all.
The Myth of the Teenage Temptress: Or Why A Young Girl Can Not Consent to Sex With An Adult Man. I started having sex with adult men when I was 13 years old.
Neglected at home and ostracized at school, I found comfort in the sexual attentions of older men. Unlike boys my own age, who cruelly taunted me, older men were nice to me. I Named My Rapist On Facebook. I Wasn’t Prepared For What Happened Next. I sat down at the computer today in an unusually quiet house.
I got my coffee and enjoyed the silence for a moment, relishing the time to myself while my husband and toddler were out enjoying the day. Usetherightwords. Simple guide on sex assault reporting an eye opener: Porter. Zoom Lucia Lorenzi cried for a week after her image was broadcast across the country.
She had been interviewed for a news story on campus sexual assaults at the University of British Columbia. Lorenzi is a perfect source: She is an academic expert on the subject, completing her PhD on sexual violence and silence; and she has a personal story. She was sexually assaulted by a fellow student four years ago. The interview was the first time Lorenzi spoke publicly about the assault, other than on her blog.
The interview lasted an hour, she says, but the clip of her was less than half a minute. OITNB Is the Only TV Show That Understands Rape. Grab a notebook, Game of Thrones.
I’ve spent a week dragging my feet on writing about Pennsatucky’s two (two!) Why do we shame victims rather than rapists? Another disturbing case of a teen’s sexual assault that was recorded, distributed, and the victim-shaming that followed.
What would it take to move from a culture of victim-blaming to perpetrator-shaming? Of course, we are happy to ostracize sex offenders when we can see them as deviant strangers, as we do with sex offender registries, and that’s not productive. But when it’s an acquaintance, a boyfriends, a fellow partygoer, we pivot 180 degrees and blame the victim. There has to be a way to change this, so that when people learn about–or even see–a rape, the default, common reaction is to criticize the rapist, not the victim. Not to see him as a monster, but to see that he harmed someone and did a bad thing.
In these moments, I am reminded of Sarah Projansky’s work on the ubiquity of representations of rape in film and popular culture. Rape victims shouldn't have to suffer in silence and keep their rapists' secrets. Less than a month after students at New York's Columbia University filed a complaint with the federal government alleging the school mishandled sexual assault cases, anonymous anti-rape activists are posting the names of alleged campus rapists on bathroom walls and flyers. I say more power to them – rapists deserve to be outed, and women deserve to be safe. The "rape list" first appeared in a woman's bathroom.
After the school washed it off the wall, the activists posted the list again in different bathrooms around campus. After the school removed the lists again, printed flyers started popping up. Young Women See Sexual Assault as an Inevitability. A small but strikingly sad study set to appear in the journal Gender and Society next year finds that young women think that abuse, assault, and harassment at the hands of men is par for the course (via Think Progress).
Sociologist Heather Hlavka conducted 100 interviews with girls between the ages of 3 and 17, and found that they were so socialized to accept rape culture that they think that male abusers and harassers "can't help it. " Hlavka writes of her findings: "Objectification, sexual harassment, and abuse appear to be part of the fabric of young women’s lives. They had few available safe spaces; girls were harassed and assaulted at parties, in school, on the playground, on buses, and in cars. Overwhelmingly described as ‘normal stuff’ that ‘guys do’ or tolerating what ‘just happens,’ young women’s sexual desire and consent are largely absent. Sex was understood as something done to them.” Agression sexuelle – quand cesserons-nous de blâmer les victimes? Tytrape Je ne sais trop ce qui se passe sur internet ces jours-ci, mais il semble que tout le monde se soit donné le mot pour parler d'agression sexuelle... et blâmer les victimes.
Qu'il s'agisse du texte fortement critiqué d'Emily Yoffe, publié chez Slate ou encore de celui de Margaret Wente chez Globe and Mail, les chroniqueurs(euses) semblent déterminés à taper sur la tête des victimes d'agression sexuelle (plus précisément les jeunes étudiantes) en leur répétant sans cesse que pour ne pas se faire violer, elles n'ont qu'à cesser de boire. Plutôt simpliste comme « solution », puisque là n'est pas le réel problème : quand cesserons-nous, collectivement, de blâmer les femmes pour les abus dont elles sont victimes? “It Was Rape” And One Story of Just Too Many. It Was Rape is a documentary by Jennifer Baumgardner.
I am interviewed in the film. I was afraid when the film was shown that it would feel like being raped again. Le viol de Caporale V… – Droit criminel citoyen – Véronique Robert. On Learning More About Sexual Harassment. Feminism | Posted by Amanda P on 12/5/2012 This past summer, I wrote about street harassment and highlighted my own as well as my friends’ experiences concerning this matter. Since then I have learned, grown and have more to say on this matter. I went to a colloquium style lecture over the weekend concerning the rhetoric surrounding sexual assault and rape.
Asking for It. Trigger Warning: Breakfast — The Nib La mascarade. Affaire Stéphanie Raymond : culture militaire? Culture du viol. What Kind Of Woman Won't Report Sexual Assault? As Canadians and CBC listeners struggle to come to terms with the Jian Ghomeshi allegations, many are troubled or angry that his accusers didn't report their claims to the police for investigation. Unquestionably and unjustly, Mr Ghomeshi has been deprived of due process and the opportunity to face his accusers and make full answer and defence.
And Canadians have been deprived of an orderly resolution to a crisis of confidence in a beloved public figure. And yet, as a former Crown prosecutor who's run many sexual assault trials, I'm not at all surprised that none of these young women reported their experiences (if they are true). Most members of the public, until they're in the situation themselves, don't understand the reluctance of women to report, and what they'll face if they do. Trigger warning: This article contains information about violence which may be triggering to survivors. Sample cross-examination questions 1. 2. Le viol parfait. Le Bien est transparent : on voit à travers.
Il faut qu’on parle de silence. Rugissements contre les agressions! Crédit : Zola La semaine dernière, les Hyènes ont reçu une mise en demeure pour avoir relayé, dans un article sur leur site, des dénonciations d’agressions sexuelles. Par peur de poursuite et pour préserver notre sécurité physique, certaines actions ont été entreprises.