While it is legitimate for the players who weren't in Thunder Bay that night or weren't aware that an assault took place to feel a deep sense of injustice, I would like to shed a light on an obvious fact that has been quite irritating since the beginning of the investigation. None of the players in the team have spoken up and publicly condemned what has happened: not one.
It has been said that there is a "rape culture" which exists at the University of Ottawa. It has never been OK to paint with such a broad brush. Given the severe consequences of having such a reputation, I think that before that label is handed out a task force needs to return some consistent findings. While Ottawa U has its list of problems, which I am sure many other universities face, rape is not one of them.
First off, and since International Women's Day is around the corner, can we take a minute to define 'rape culture' for those who seem to think it's an irrational and highly charged blanket statement that seeks to vilify all men for all sins? Even men who consider themselves feminists don't often get it, because they too come from a place of unconscious privilege.
OTTAWA - The University of Ottawa suspended its men's varsity hockey program on Monday over allegations several players were involved in a sexual assa...