Sex Crimes

Fake Justin Bieber Pedophile Sentenced

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Music

A British man pretending to be Justin Bieber who lured and then recorded children committing sex acts on their web cams was sentenced yesterday to 14 ...

Consensual Rape and the Culture of Victim Blaming

Shannon McClennan | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Alberta
Shannon McClennan

This isn't the blog post I intended to write as my first contribution to Huffington Post Alberta. A lover of the arts, I wanted to be lightness and color, attempting--in my own way--to bring more much deserved attention to Calgary's burgeoning arts and culture scene. But then, things happen that derail me. Things like the 2013 Wimbledon women's champion--Marion Bartoli--being verbally assaulted online because she's "too ugly to win"(more on that later) and Marte Deborah Dalelv, of Norway, being acquitted of consensual rape following a business trip to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

What We Must Learn From Steubenville

Erin Chrusch | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Alberta
Erin Chrusch

As I read the reports, it is hard not to remember what it was like when I was in high school. I grew up in a typical small prairie town with good, honest hard-working people. Yet I'm sure that if we're being honest with ourselves, most of us know that what happened in Steubenville could have easily happened where we lived, in any city or town.

Dear Toronto Police, Stop Blaming Victims of Sexual Assault

Justin Beach | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada
Justin Beach

In 2011, we are many years past the point where any of the blame for sexual assault or sexual harassment should be pinned on the victim. That victims are in any way responsible is not the kind of message that police should be sending to the community and is certainly not a lesson that should be taught in schools.