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Archive for July 26, 2017

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Torontoist: The TTC Is Not Doing Enough to Combat Harassment

By Hillary Di Menna Torontoist Published July 25, 2017 “I know what it’s like. I have had a man come up to me and tell me, loudly, how he wants to kill all women; I have been asked to describe my naked body; I have been followed off and on a subway; I, like many others, have been grabbed—and those surrounding us don’t bat any eyes, they avert them instead. If no one considers these things worthy of attention, we are...

R v Dewey and what makes the ‘perfect rape’

Columnist Stephanie Stella writes about R v Dewey and its rare outcome. CW rape, sexual assault On May 23, 2017, Jeffrey Dewey went on trial for one count of sexual assault, and one count of impersonation of a police officer. His victim was a complete stranger – my friend, who I will refer to as CMD. On September 11, 2016, CMD was sitting by herself on the Toronto corner of College and Spadina. She was waiting to meet a friend,...

The Globe and Mail: New tool to report sexual assaults coming to TTC riders

By Fallon Hewitt The Globe and Mail Published June 30, 2017 “’I think with the subway specifically, it’s also such a microcosm, it’s such an example of the broader picture,’” Ms. Di Menna said. “’If you ever want to examine a society, you have all these different people in the subway, functioning as an example of how society works. When no one was doing anything and I was in a position where I felt unsafe to even press the strip,...

Vice: People Share the Tattoos They Got to Heal From Sexual Assault

By Manisha Krishnan Vice Published July 5, 2017 “The word ‘Fuck’ is on my ankle and I just got that because it is so bold and I got that surrounded by flowers because I’m really into femininity and power. It is a very literal ‘fuck you’ to my abusers and our system that fosters and perpetuates this abuse.” Read the story here...

The Establishment: Sexual Assault Cases Are Our Modern-Day Witch Trials

By Hillary Di Menna The Establishment Published July 15, 2016 “Mandi Gray is considered a deceptive mistress with an ardent thirst for exacting revenge against innocent men. She is known to partake in late-night merrymaking alongside other women. Her goal, it is said, is to achieve fame and fortune through the telling of fallacious stories designed to contradict patriarchal narratives. The judicial system automatically assumes her to be guilty of lying and lechery, and she possesses the ability to make a...