July 25, 2016

Why The Mandi Gray Sexual Assault Case Matters

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I am thankful to Mandi Gray. It takes immense bravery to report sexual assault and endure an 18-month trial. Especially when confronting a system that regularly fails women. We have a system that was built broken and does not support survivors of sexual assault. We have a system where a woman's (the complainant's) credibility and reputation is put on trial as much or more than the defendant's. We have a system where women are forced to endure cross-examination by the defence that may be grounded in stereotypes and rape myths. It should not be this way.

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