Tag: rape culture

Regarding the trial of Jian Ghomeshi

Hollaback! Canada joint statement We believe people who share their stories We stand in solidarity with Lucy DeCoutere, Linda Redgrave, and others who have bravely shared their stories. We stand with Kathryn Borel, Reva Seth, Zoe Kazan, and anyone else who has reported harassment or assault. We believe there are many stories that have not … Continued

About Rehtaeh Parsons’ story

Trigger warning: This article will discuss suicide, harassment, bullying, and rape. This can also be expected of current news articles and most other blogs that mention Rehtaeh Parsons. Rehtaeh Parsons of Cole Harbour isn’t able to share her story with us herself. We learned her name and story along with the rest of Halifax this … Continued

Escalation and accountability

Earlier this month, a birdwatcher in New York saw a man masturbating in a public park. She took his picture, and he threatened her. Several days later, she encountered him again in the same park, and he assaulted her. He was arrested the next day. This case is attracting a lot of headlines because it’s … Continued

Lindsay’s story: “I caught him looking at me.”

I called the non-emergency police line this morning to report that I caught someone watching me get changed through my window. The first thing I was asked was “Is there a reason why you waited so long to call?” and then was told that since I waited too long (an hour), that there was nothing … Continued

So Kate Leth is pretty much awesome.

Have you heard of Kate Leth? Kate lives here in Halifax. She is frequently awesome on Twitter and Tumblr, and makes some pretty swell comics. You should totally pay attention to Kate. Not too long ago, she made a comic about some things: being a feminist talking to wilfully ignorant people about feminism being stubborn as … Continued