Sexual Harassment

Why Your Daughters Need More Star Trek

Justin Beach | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada
Justin Beach

I haven't seen any surveys that say definitively how many five to twelve year old girls are frequenting comic book stores and watching Star Trek. I'm sure that the number, whatever it is, is higher than the numbers were in the 1970s but I'm willing to bet that it still disproportionately less than the number of boys.

Listen to Women Before Saying "Not All Men"

Tuval Dinner Nafshi | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Living
Tuval Dinner Nafshi

I know that many of us feel hurt when men in general are blamed for violence against women. And many of us have or do feel the need to exclaim, "not all men!" And its true, not all men hurt women. And some of us have been hurt by women. But I encourage, implore, beg and hope all men will consider, just consider, what it means to walk through the world with the privilege of being seen as a man.

Blurred Lines? Sober Men Targeting Drunk Women In Bars, Says Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Living

A new study has found that the "blurred lines" people encounter in bars and nightclubs are much clearer than we thought. Men are taking advantage o...

A Letter To Proud Men Who Think "No" Means "Yes"

Eternity E Martis | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Eternity E Martis

Dear proud men who have taken a woman's "No" to sexual activity, touching, or intercourse as a "Yes" instead of respecting her wishes; to men who have...

Pickup Artists, Brash Boys, and Sexual Harassment

Lauren Messervey | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada
Lauren Messervey

In the past day, two events occured: a kindergartner kissed a female classmate's hand, and a group of Toronto-based "Pick Up Artists" were shooed away from the Eaton Centre by public outcry and security teams. One of these situations has resulted in sex offender charges, and it's not the one you think.

Does Banter Dismiss Sexual Harassment?

CBC | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A female employee at a North Vancouver Sleep Country Canada store had her human rights claim for sexual harassment dismissed because she engaged in se...

Movie Inspired by Delhi Gang Rape Puts Onus on Women

Manjot Bains | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Manjot Bains

It's been almost a year since a gang rape in Delhi overtook the news cycle and sparked protests and discussion about women's safety, sexual violence and patriarchy in India and around the world. On the eve of that anniversary, when we start to ask if there have been any real changes in policing, education and everything else, Anurag Kashyap (Dev D, That Girl in Yellow Boots) releases a short film called, That Day After Everyday, that looks at sexual harassment, surveillance and violence in India.

Giving Kids a Fighting Chance

Malkin Dare | Posted 06.14.2013 | Canada Impact
Malkin Dare

Everyone agrees that there is more bullying these days and that it could be handled better. However, no one is asking why the incidence of bullying has increased so markedly. People used to think that bullies act the way they do because they suffer from low self-esteem. The truth turned out to be exactly the opposite.

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.

Egyptian Women Have a New Tool to Fight Sexual Harassment

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

With the help of a grant from Canada's International Development Research Centre, Rebecca Chiao is using online tools to help change Egyptian attitudes to sexual harassment and make the streets safer for women and men. It's called HarassMap.

DENIED

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The police officers named in Cpl. Catherine Galliford's sexual harassment lawsuit against the RCMP have all denied her allegations in stat...

Sexual Harassment IS Discrimination: Court

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Female tenants have the same rights to be free of sexual harassment as women in the workplace, the British Columbia Appeal Court says in a...

What It's Like Being Violated As a Teenage Girl

Emma Woolley | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Living
Emma Woolley

I will never forget how excited I was to be invited to watch a movie with the popular boy I liked. I primped for hours. (I was, after all, a teenager grappling with my own new sexuality.) When I got there, he did not put on the movie we agreed to watch, but a porn film. I had never seen one before. He unzipped his pants, pushed and pulled at me. I cried the whole walk home. We don't talk honestly enough about what it's like being a teen girl, or what it can be like. If we did talk about it, what it was like for us, perhaps we wouldn't be so harsh on them. Perhaps we'd see their lives for the small and large violations they're often made up of; and what those violations do.

Sick Of Catcalls? Get A Comeback, Courtesy Of Your Phone

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.14.2012 | Canada Living

Catcalls, grabbings and far more dangerous forms of sexual harassment have plagued women in public for years, and now one app wants to give them a too...

Men Say It, Ladies Own It: You're Beautiful

Rachel Ryan | Posted 03.09.2012 | Canada Living
Rachel Ryan

What is it about our Anglo-Saxon culture that dissuades men from politely complimenting the ladies at whom they can't help but gawk? Similarly, what is keeping us ladies from graciously accepting the compliments we so clearly enjoy?

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.

Canada's Bondage Judge Faces Public Inquiry

Georgialee Lang | Posted 09.05.2011 | Canada
Georgialee Lang

It was announced on Thursday that Madam Justice Lori Douglas, referred to as Canada's "bondage judge," will face a public inquiry to determine whether...