October 23, 2009

This Week in the News

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:10 pm by sacetalks

The following is a list of news articles and editorials on sexual assault in communities across the globe (over the past 7 days).  Many of the articles below may contain victim-blaming language, distortion of information which supports sexual assault myths, and/or triggering content.  What these articles do showcase is the prevalence of sexual assault (given that only a small percentage of the 1 in 10 sexual assaults in Canada which are reported receive media attention, several articles on sexual assault within one week indicate a huge number of assaults), what kinds of sexual assaults are reported and how rampant sexual assault myths are.  Please be aware that SACE does not support the content or delivery of any of the following news pieces.







  1. Monika said,

    RE: “Rape Bystander Given 16-Month Sentence”

    It looks like this happened in Regina, not Edmonton. But the reporting of this is appalling. This was not a “bystander” during a sexual assault; according to the article, he held a knife. He too participated in sexually assaulting this girl.

  2. sacetalks said,

    Thanks for catching where this took place!

    It’s infuriating how this person’s still cast as simply a bystander because he didn’t directly sexually assault her. It’s clear he participated in the assault by facilitating it’d make sense for him to be held as accountable for that as the other person involved.

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