Slut Shaming

Between the Generations: Slut-Shaming

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Supriya Dwivedi

During one of our many engaging conversations, it occurred to both Elissa and I that regardless of the years between us, there are many things that we both happen to find worthy of drawing our communal ire. This week, we delve into the culture of slut-shaming.

Is Rape Culture Human Nature or Nurture?

Yen To | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Yen To

In my formative years, a male counterpart stated that rape was part of the natural world. His claim was troubling on many levels. The most disconcerting was that his rationalization of a violent act was shared by others and normalized by laissez faire attitudes of civil institutions in general. The pervasiveness of violence against women seamlessly crosses borders and disregards economic statuses. From developing nations -- gang rapes in India, rape warfare in Africa -- to developed nations, with instances like fraternity rape parties in the U.S.

Slut-shaming, Suicide, and Mrs. Hall

Anne Theriault | Posted 11.07.2013 | Canada
Anne Theriault

When I read a recent blog post addressing "indecent girls" that the author's sons may encounter online, the first people that I thought of were Amanda Todd, Rehtaeh Parsons, Audrie Pott, and Cherice Morales. In each of these cases, the girls became social pariahs. In each of these cases, the girls committed suicide after enduring bullying and slut-shaming both online and offline. All because of that toxic mentality.

"You Will Get Raped in That Dress"

Sandra Hawken Diaz | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Living
Sandra Hawken Diaz

According to a recent study, nearly one-quarter of adults aged 18 to 34 said women may provoke sexual assault by being drunk and 17 per cent believe women invite assaults by wearing short skirts. These antiquated attitudes are not held by the old-fashioned or aging demographic but by younger Canadians who. Why?

Calling It "Bullying" Doesn't Do Amanda Todd Justice

Jarrah Hodge | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Jarrah Hodge

Calling Amanda Todd's case "bullying" or even "cyberbullying" doesn't do it justice. "Bullying" erases specific social factors and makes it seem like something that you age out of. Adding the "cyber" prefix doesn't necessarily make it more accurate.

Dear Krista Ford, I Was Sexually Assaulted, but Not Dressed Like a Whore

Alice Moran | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada
Alice Moran

Dear a lot of people, but specifically Ms. Krista Ford, I feel like you owe me a moment of your time, even though we've never met. The circumstance being you called me a whore. I should clarify: I'm one of the victims of the recent string of sexual assaults in the Annex. 'Sup? It's nice to make your acquaintance. For the record, I was sexually assaulted while wearing a knee-length polka-dot dress. The last time I wore that dress, it was to Easter dinner at my Gran's, where I'm fairly certain I could make little to no money whoring.

'Short Skirts Don't Rape. Rapists Rape'

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 05.18.2012 | Canada Living

"Short Skirts Don't Rape. Rapists Rape." With a bold statement like this one, it's no surprise this photo is getting viral attention. Sharon Su...