Jane Doe

How many pissed-off activists will it take to affect change? We sit on panels and committees with police, lawyers and bureaucrats to provide solutions, education and training while those in well-paid positions outnumber – and ignore – us more

Nov 9, 2017 5:52 AM News 30 Comments

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There is a heralding of “new” judicial training and the difference it will make in sex assault cases, but let’s not be naive more

Jul 29, 2017 9:33 AM News 82 Comments

Judge's brutal behaviour at the appeal hearing of Mandi Gray's rapist is the latest evidence that, win or lose, it's the targets of sexual assault who end up paying the biggest price more

Mar 22, 2017 5:01 PM News 44 Comments


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Kathryn Borel did what police, lawyers, Crown attorneys and judges ­refused to do: she held Jian Ghomeshi publicly accountable. Now let’s take our resistance in more creative directions more

May 18, 2016 6:30 PM News 27 Comments



Rape and sexual assault is a job-creation industry for too many of our institutions, including some of the feminist ones and especially the legal ones more

Apr 27, 2016 8:10 PM News 26 Comments

We need to change the justice system if we want the Ghomeshi trial to become a "watershed moment" more

Mar 30, 2016 7:30 PM News 71 Comments


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So where are women to go from here? There's talk of establishing a sexual assault court as a solution. But laws governing the crime remain the same, and who will educate lawyers about not "whacking the complainant?" more

Feb 18, 2016 8:00 AM News 60 Comments



It’s a mystery that Crown prosecutors don’t regularly call on experts to testify about the reams of ­research on why sexually assaulted women stay in relationships or erase them from memory more

Feb 10, 2016 6:38 PM News 109 Comments

The media watching in the courtroom gasped in disbelief when the first complainant in the sexual assault trial of the century seemed so unguarded against defence tactics. But it’s not a fair fight; she’s alone. more

Feb 3, 2016 7:09 PM News 96 Comments


Ben Spurr

This time, the standard shrill, outsize headlines and media coverage that perpetuate myths about sexual assault require careful unpacking and dissection more

Jan 30, 2016 10:08 AM News 20 Comments


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Why sexually assaulted women must have their own legal representation in court more

Apr 29, 2015 8:08 PM News 38 Comments

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