April 14, 2009

Sexual Assault in the news

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:12 pm by sacetalks

There have been a few high-profile athletes involved in sexual assault charges recently:

Manchester City striker, Robinho;

Wigan Athletic striker, Marlon King;

and of course, Saskatchewan Roughrider’s GM Eric Tillman.

Is there something about the kind of masculinity Western culture demands of its sports that leads to high rates of sexual assaults perpetrated by its members?

In other news, CBC Nova Scotia did an excellent podcast with Irene Smith, the Executive Director of the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre.  Smith discusses if Canadian Law is protecting women from sexual assault.  Scroll down to the April 7th podcast to download and listen.

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