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23.March.2016

reporting sexual abuse

The Jian Ghomeshi trial is back on almost everyone’s radars. News of Ghomeshi’s leave from the CBC first broke in October of 2014, without much explanation. On October 26, 2014, the public heard of the reasons for Ghomeshi’s leave. In a lengthy, emotional Facebook post, Ghomeshi detailed that he had been let go from his position at the CBC as a result of accusations made by a former lover.

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Topics: Consent

22.February.2015

50 Shades of Confusion

A flood of attention has been given to the release of the cinematic version of 50 Shades of Grey. Since that time, social media platforms have been bombarded with articles and debate about the intentions in the story. Dr. Miriam Grossman, a well-known psychiatrist, asserts that the film actually “blurs” the lines between what is healthy and unhealthy in relationships, creating “confusion”. In the midst of this swirling debate, it is crucial that we return to a conversation around the basic rights of every human being.

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Topics: Building Connections and Intimacy, Consent, domestic violence, Boundaries

15.February.2015

When No Means No



The notion of boundaries is experienced early, generally on the playground during games such as freeze tag or dodge ball.  The rules are simple: stay inside the boundaries or face the consequences. From the outset, it is decided which lines can be crossed and which lines are off limits. Anyone who can’t abide by the rules must sit out.

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Topics: Consent, Boundaries

30.November.2014

"The Talk"

 

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Topics: Consent