Buck 65 is both a rapper and a CBC Radio 2 host best known to Drive listeners as Rich Terfry. While out in Victoria in support of his new album "Neverlove," Terfry posted a lengthy tour diary on his...
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Parliament is in many ways living in another decade when it comes to how things work and how women are treated, NDP deputy leader Megan Leslie says. Leslie spoke to CBC News about the culture around...
It's the question that's uttered way too many times when a woman gets catcalled or harassed. Victim blaming and slut shaming is too commonly associated with women who have experienced street harassme...
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For many years, I have wondered what might be the limit of our tolerance for sexual freedoms. I have no doubt that that tolerance ends when those sexual freedoms infringe on the dominion, to use Ghomeshi's word, of one's own body. Given how difficult it is to determine when that is the case, or is not the case, however, I suspect we will be hearing many more stories of "poor persecuted perverts."
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Aretha Franklin sang about it (R.E.S.P.E.C.T.), Rodney Dangerfield quipped about it ("I don't get no respect!"), and just about every workplace has a policy related to it (Respectful Workplace). It's...
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TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said Monday she is "open" to studying the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, in light of allegations surrounding ex-CBC host Jian Ghomeshi.The broadc...
My last night in India had a moment like that. It shifted my experience for me, and I'm still working to process what has changed. He said, "men will be men." He manipulated my friendliness, my culture, my joy for life, and passion for my work as an open invitation to remind me that I was indeed in the centre of Delhi.
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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.
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.
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 of drunk women, and it has more to do with a woman's i...
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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 taken advantage of an intoxicated or blacked-out...
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.
A female employee at a North Vancouver Sleep Country Canada store had her human rights claim for sexual harassment dismissed because she engaged in sexual banter. A B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decisio...
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.
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.
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.
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.
VANCOUVER - The police officers named in Cpl. Catherine Galliford's sexual harassment lawsuit against the RCMP have all denied her allegations in statements of defence, following the lead of the feder...
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 decision that concludes such harassment is a form...
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.
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 tool to respond. As reported by Torontoist.com, the "...
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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?
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.
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 she is fit to continue as a Superior Court judge....