rape culture

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Hillary Di Menna

I was raising money for the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre after our funding got cut by the province leaving a paltry $1 million funding boost to be divided between 42 centres in Ontario after the previous Wynne government promised an extra $4 million Read more


Anonymously written play based on real events is essential viewing in the aftermath of #MeToo Read more




Powerful men continue to be called out for their bad behaviour by the global movement reborn a little over a year ago to expose sexual violence against women – we’ve only just seen the beginning Read more



Samuel Engelking

The Toronto activist says collaborating on the film with director Kelly Showker "gave me my power back" Read more

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Michelle da Silva

The rally and march created a safe space for survivors of sexual violence to stand and be heard Read more

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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 Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Toronto activists sound off on what’s next in the fight against sexual violence – and why real change must involve men and happen offline Read more

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The ad, which was placed in washrooms at York University for frosh week, is being taken down Read more

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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 Read more

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The performance artist best known for protesting campus sexual violence says the way to healing is to “feel more” Read more

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Stories written by and for refugee and immigrant women help open a discussion on sexual harassment, assault and rape Read more



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Both Gavin MacMillan and Carasco Enzo De Jesus were arrested again on January 23, and are now charged with four counts of gang sexual assault and trafficking drugs Read more

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Birth Of A Nation was supposed to be the year’s big thing, but then everything changed Read more

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Michael Watier

Gray, co-founder of, challenged campuses across Canada to review and develop their sexual assault policies Read more

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“We’re really just trying to echo the language that Trump used and to stand in solidarity with the movement that exists in the U.S,” says co-organizer Kelsy Vivash. “It’s sort of a metaphorical pussy, if you will." Read more

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Paul Salvatori

Sixty-five-storey monument to Republican nominee’s masculinity becomes lightning rod for rage against rape culture Read more

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Black Women In Motion hosts a youth conference on changing attitudes about consent Read more

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Three women who have filed human rights complaints over their universities' handling of their sexual assault complaints tell their stories at Ryerson panel Read more

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Ben Spurr

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

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An event at Ryerson looked at the role that media plays in shaping conversations about sexual assault, rape and other forms of violence Read more

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