Rape is about power not clothing

The Irish court has acquitted a 27-year-old man accused of raping a 17-year-old girl after her lawyer convinced the jury that the latter also had responsibilities in her own assault because she was wearing a thong that day . First of all, in order to find out that she had a thong the assault had... Continue Reading →

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The rate of police-confirmed sexual assault jumped 61% in Quebec.

Let that sink in. The rate of police-confirmed sexual assault jumped 61% in Quebec since the #MeToo campaign took over social media and gave a voice to those who felt they didn't have one. That number only concern the denunciations found to be founded by the police. Now imagine how many came forward and were... Continue Reading →

Women are living human beings

There is such an intensive pressure to correspond to the standards. As if, to be entitled to a strict minimum of respect, women have to at least fit in the mould in terms of appearance, weight and fashion. Women are living human beings. They are not property or dolls to be told what to wear... Continue Reading →

What is rape culture?

We all aspire to live in a prosperous and inclusive society. Unfortunately, the normalization of sexual assault perpetuates rape culture and makes the dream of a prosperous and inclusive society unachievable. Women have been speaking out on social media about rape culture hoping for a change. We are tired of living in a state of... Continue Reading →

Fleeing violence and environmental disasters

We are living through stressful times. Reading the news feels awful, but turning our backs to the issues isn't going to help solve them. The "CAQ" exploited the fear of immigration with tests of values, threats of expulsion and an inability to support his proposals on facts. Their party used fear to manipulate public opinion,... Continue Reading →

The good side of #MeToo

The #MeToo movement made a lot of women feel less alone and gave a voice to those who until now had remained silent. In life, I think it's important to talk loudly and stand up, but I didn't always feel that way. In high school, while I was living under constant threat of rape and... Continue Reading →

When the odds are against you

Trigger Warning: Discussion of Rape The truth is that if you are a woman in this world, you are never truly safe. Violence against women is an epidemic around the world. I personally don't know of any place that is safe from gender violence. When famous people like Bill Cosby admit to sexual crimes and... Continue Reading →

Rape Culture & Violence against women

Love comes naturally. Hatred is learned. Sexual harassment has been experienced by a majority of women and it's unacceptable.  It's time for that to end! Let's teach girls that they are not weak and boys that rape is not an option. Let's keep having these conversations so people start paying attention!!! Every day the news... Continue Reading →

Being “wet” is not consent

I can't believe this needs to be explained, but apparently, it does. The only way you can get consent is by asking. You can't shove your hand into a woman's underwear and judge if she is willing if your fingers find that her vagina is wet. The consent of a woman isn't determined by the presence... Continue Reading →

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