The Canadian Progressive: Federal Court judge said sex assault complainant “allowed the sex to happen”

Four Canadian law professors have lodged a complaint against a Federal Court judge who asked a sex assault complainant why she couldn’t just keep her knees together to fend off her attacker. And “why she allowed the sex to happen.” The post Federal Court judge said sex assault complainant “allowed the sex to happen” appeared ...

The Canadian Progressive: How the RCMP failed Rehtaeh Parsons

(VICE Canada) – Rehtaeh Parsons, a teenage girl from Nova Scotia, was taken off life support on Sunday after a failed suicide attempt. Her mother believes Rehtaeh tried to take her life because of severe depression, brought on by months of bullying both in person and online. It all started […] The post How the ...

Canadian Progressive: To avoid sex assault, don’t dress “like a whore”: Krista Ford

As Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s niece Krista advises women to avoid sexual assault – by not dressing like “whores” – a recent victim offers a personal response.