October 30, 2009

This week in the news (October 30, 2009)

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, News Release, Popular Culture, Rape Culture, Victim Blaming at 8:29 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.

Edmonton

Alberta

Canada

International

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1 Comment »

  1. Monika said,

    I have been reading a fair amount about the 15 year old who was sexually assaulted in the US. Lately, I have seen a lot of focus on what a “good girl” she was.

    She was on the honour roll, she went to church three times a week. She didn’t deserve to be sexually assaulted.

    And that is the truth. But that is also the truth about every other single person who has been victimized by sexual abuse/assault.

    In highlighting how wrong this assault was, it is important that we don’t draw or create a line between the “good” victims and those who deserved it. Because absolutely no one does.


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