June 2, 2014

Misogyny Is Not Mental Illness

Posted in Current Events, hate crimes, Men's role in sexual assault, Popular Culture, privilege and oppression, Rape Culture, Uncategorized, Victim Blaming at 8:39 pm by sacetalks

Written by Cynthia

We can’t write the Isla Vista killer off as “just another crazy person”. First and foremost, this is a cruel disservice to people living with mental health disabilities, who are actually far more likely to be victims of violent crime than its perpetrators. Yes, Elliot Rodger saw a therapist. But, by his own admission, that’s not why he killed and injured people. He did so because he believed he was entitled to women’s bodies and was enraged that they didn’t see it his way.

What’s more, he expressed these ideas in multiple Internet forums where they went utterly unchallenged. Some of those forums are even devoted to promoting such hatred. They’re reinforcing a deeply toxic concept of manhood that hurts everyone involved.

Misogyny is the issue here, not mental illness. But it’s not just present on the forums Rodger haunted; as PZ Myers puts it, “[I]t’s not just MRAs and PUAs that spread that poison. Every politician and media blowhard who bargains away women’s rights, who dismisses efforts to correct economic inequities, or patronizingly decides that they must manage women’s lives for them, is polluting the atmosphere further.”

The #YesAllWomen hashtag on Twitter (so-called as a response to the frequent cry “Not all men” that often reframes issues of violence against women to be about men) showcases these issues, too, as people relate stories of misogynist violence and misogynists attempt to commandeer the tag by posting vitriol. Also on Twitter, Melissa McEwan sums up the problem with pointing at mental illness as the cause of this mass murder: “Dismissing violent misogynists as ‘crazy’ is a neat way of saying that violent misogyny is an individual problem, not a cultural one.” Indeed: if Elliot Rodger was sick, then society itself is sick.

What’s the cure? Continuing to challenge the idea that anyone is entitled to access another person’s body. Continuing to reinforce that women are not prizes earned by accumulating possessions or currying favour. Continuing to, as this mom did in this fantastic post, teach our children this lesson.

May 14, 2010

This week in the news (May 7 – 14, 2010)

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, Men's role in sexual assault, 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

‘Remorseless’ Edmonton rapist’s conviction stands

New media leave news bans in dust

Alberta

Nine charges laid in bizarre series of incidents

More court dates for Richard Walker

Sex abuse victim finally gets justice

Evidence doesn’t support confessed killer: Crown

Canada

Former Crown attorney acquitted of sex charge

Former Crown attorney denies sexual assault

Toronto man wanted for sexual assault

Soldier due in court on sex assault charges

Petawawa residents not told of sex attacks

Paramedic charged with sexual assault

Surrey man charged with sexual assault of 9-year-old Surrey girl

Investigation into Graham James ongoing

Disgraced and pardoned hockey coach found

Tories consider returning the term ‘rape’ to Criminal Code

Tory minister wants rape put back into Criminal Code

Call it rape: Rewrite the Criminal Code

Examining assault laws

Pardon system needs work

Teacher convicted of sexual assaults still in ‘good standing’

Sex assault centre no place for sexual workshop: Critics

Toronto man facing 11 charges for sexual assault and child porn

Waterloo police charge Ottawan with sex assault

Woman sues Col. Williams, wife for $2.45M after alleged sex assault

Mississauga man arrested for sex assault of 14-year-old

Corporal charged in sex attacks remanded

NL man jailed for assaulting disabled woman

Manuels janitor pleads not guilty on sex charges

Sex-abuse victims use quilt to tell stories

Toronto swim coach facing five charges from sexual assault

Toronto police searching for subway sex assault suspect

Former Oshawa Scout leader and teacher charged with historic sex assault

Jiu-Jitsu instructor charged with sexual assault

NB kidnap accused gets psychiatric exam

Police seek man after sex assault on 17-year-old

Rank saved Russell from questioning: ex-neighbour

Teen raped, then ‘demonized’ friend

PEI sex assault victims’ treatment may change

HIV-positive man cleared of sex assault charges

15 Year Old Charged With Sexual Assault

Tories propose tighter pardon rules

Reaching out to victims

Two bands singled out for high number of sex assaults

5 arrested for alleged sexual assault

Sexual assault suspect released into custody of his father

Expert outlines Canada’s goal for victims of sexual assault

More HIV victims feared after arrest

Public warned about sex offender’s release

Pedophile ordered to hospital stay

Windsor police nab man in dog abuse case

Bus driver faces more sex raps

Link between hockey and rape studied

Survivor strategies

Friend’s voice, not Badgerow’s, on 911 call — witness

Man jailed 10 years for abusing, making porn of stepdaughter

Limited info on sex case

Internet raises news issues for court publication bans

Vagina Monologues controversial in BC town

Prelim trial in October for abduction, rape case

Life sentences for sexual predators only way to protect children

Smelter shutdown leads to increase in domestic violence

Clothesline Project teams up with Ravenswing again for a public display of politics

Man accused of sex crimes involving minors

Judge describing offender as ‘good man’ is insulting

Missing woman’s kin quizzed by cops

Kitchener man charged with assaulting prostitute

Bat deliberately kept handy, court hears

Man to get RCMP apology even after guilty verdict

Man accused of sex offences will have two separate trials

Youth justice bill targets repeaters

Officer wields pencil to catch the bad guys

Crime and Punishment in Canada

Nanaimo men don high heels for women’s issues

Disgraced physiotherapist jailed

Feds too soft on youth crime: Swan

Former school janitor pleads not guilty to sex-related offences against young girls

Crime rate continues to drop

Former pastor intern facing sex assault charges

N.S. woman sues Catholic Church over alleged sexual abuse

Victim warns local students of dangers lurking online

No date set in Broomfield court case

No US jail for Moncton man

International

Lindsay Massaro, former Great Meadows student teacher, indicted on charges she sexually assaulted boy

Separating sex and war in Congo

Former Northampton County worker admits sexually assaulting 12-year-old boy

Teen girl charged with stalking

Census worker charged with rape of disabled woman

Sazmand set to appear in court June 10 for trial dates

Home Free: A federal resettlement program for Burmese Karen sees 4,000 refugees starting new lives in Canada

Police launch crime advice service in nightclub

Pa. trooper appeals order preventing him from working for Roethlisberger

Steelers uncertain when Roethlisberger will return

Big Ben must try to fix image

Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary G. Grindler Speaks at the National Internet Crimes Against Children’s Conference

Pedophiles and Popes: Doing the Vatican Shuffle, Protecting the Perpetrators

March 19, 2010

This week in the news (March 12-19, 2010)

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, Men's role in sexual assault, movies, News Release, Rape Culture, SACE Events, Victim Blaming at 9:48 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

Week to end sexual exploitation

City of Edmonton Proclaims Sexual Exploitation Week of Awareness

Eerie link in Nina Courtepatte case

Alberta

Police seize date rape drugs during traffic stop

Experts switch sides in murder trial

Murder trial delayed for ex-city man

Banff rape victim fights back

Alberta man who lured, sexually assaulted teen gets two years in jail

Canada

Former hockey coach in Moncton, NB, pleads guilty to sex-related charges

VPD releases sketch of suspected sexual predator

Canada-wide warrant issued for accused rapist

Former minister facing historical sexual offences appears in court

Local RCMP nab wanted man

Former city engineer charged

Man gropes 12-year-old, receives 45 days in jail

Court enters pleas on behalf of man charged with sex offences

No Bail Yet for Berry

Woman assaulted

Rattray hearing today

Soldier faces child-porn charge

Probation for threats against officer’s family

Sex offender denied bid for quick release

Aboriginal non-profit loses funding

Sex abuser of children gets 10-year sentence

Toronto police getting more calls after doctor charged with sexual assault

Bar staff groped: NEWS BRIEFS

Iqaluit child porn collector jailed three months

Taking the ‘Next Step’

Online chat led to sexual assault, BC woman testifies

Government targets violent young offenders

Keeping silent about domestic abuse can possibly be deadly

RCMP aid in case

Kingston women ‘don’t stop’ celebrating International Women’s Week

Father outraged by Oake decision

Saskatoon man sent to prison

Olympic Crime Rate: Violent Crime Up During Vancouver 2010 Games

Vancouver 2010: Olympic Security Police -Charges -Sexual Assault

Attacker yanks woman off Halifax street

Man faces assault charges

Former official charged with child porn offences

Sex offender not going to jail

Another child porn charge

Amherst man charged with sexual assault

Man charged with sex assaults

Sexual assault in Caledon, woman jumps from moving car

Former school janitor facing more sexual assault charges

Changes To Sex Offender Registry

ASSAULT, THREATS, THEFT, CONFINEMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT

Former church youth volunteer charged with sexual assault of 13-year-old girl

Preliminary hearing held in alleged sexual assault

Sexual assault suspect sought after Friel incident

Sexual assault case will go to trial soon

Soccer coach pleads guilty to sex assault

Former Youth Counsellor Charged with Sexual Assault

Korean sex assault suspects given bail

Mounties acquitted of sexually assaulting woman at party

Married father of three jailed for sexual assault

Homeless man gets 6 years for sexual assault

Halton police constable charged with sexual assault

Man arrested for sexual assault from 2007

Ex-Herd goalie up on sexual assault rap

Ottawa police hunt for sexual predator

BC police issue warning on suspected sex offender

SIU says cops not to blame in man’s death

Sex offender admits to sexual assault

Man wanted in sexual assault

International

Anti-rape funds in Congo wasted: critics

Benedict’s almighty battle

Christopher Hitchens: The great Catholic cover-up

Montreal woman to testify at Greek rape trial

Girls, 8 and 10, must spend weekends with sex offender father

Retired US General links massacre to presence of gay soldiers

Roethlisberger’s lawyer hires private investigator

Rape scene cut from ‘Runaways’

UN conference an eye opener for Beach woman

Rescue mission to save a persecuted family

Dream visit to homeland a nightmare journey into the heart of Guatemala

Minn. bill would ban state employees from staying at hotels with pay-per-view pornography

US cop to stand trial on rape charge

Big Ben’s scandal gets South Park treatment

Polygamist group member convicted: Texas AG

UN leader visits Haitian camp to assess rain danger

February 26, 2010

This week in the news (February 19-26, 2010)

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, Men's role in sexual assault, movies, Rape Culture at 8:08 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

Edmonton police search for sexual assault suspect

Man charged in alleged summer sex assault

Alberta

HIV disclosure a slippery slope

Plea made for pervert

Innocence lost

Canada

Raise strong boys

Naming names

Olympics cops, soldiers dismissed

Whitehorse cabbie gets house arrest for sexual assault

Attempted murder suspect to remain in custody

Repeat rapist faces trial for Vancouver assaults

Vancouver Police warn public about sexual assault

Man charged with sexual assault of two teen girls in Saskatoon

Teens suspended after alleged sex assault

Incest charges stayed after numerous trial delays

Man pleads guilty to child porn possession

Allegation against military chaplain not reported to police

Ontario killer says victim abused him

Trenton man sentenced for sexual assault and assaults

Man to be sentenced in sexual assault case involving senior citizen

81-year-old charged with sex assault

Lahey trial delayed until 2011

Diocese increases support for male sexual assault victims

Woman, 28, forced to perform sex acts, York Region police say

Soldier released on bail

Sex assault investigation expands

Man jailed for not revealing HIV status

Toronto man charged with human trafficking

Police seek sex assault suspect

Former chaplain charged with assault

Complaint results in several sexual-related charges against Bothwell man

Long-delayed hearing opens

Plastic surgeon barred from practising

Wolfville man gets four years in custody for sexual assault, eight counts of assault

Former NB priest faces another sex charge

Grant Tapper gets extra year in prison for touching young girl for sexual purpose

Man pleads guilty to pair of sex charges

Clachers wants a new lawyer

Sex charges require two preliminary inquiries

First Nations pipe carrier Dennis Buffalo off to prison for ‘ceremony’ that was sexual assault

Matter adjourned

Woman’s dreams dashed, murder trial told

Military not victims in Williams case – Column by Ruth Farquhar

New charge for child groper

Testimony dismantled

Trafficking in humans

International

US pediatrician indicted on more than 470 counts of sex abuse involving 103 children

Date-rape drug needs more control: report

Horrifying online kiddie porn case

Film on rape of women by Peru’s military nominated for Academy Award

Sodomy case aquittal for NYC cops

Teen gets 15 years for Facebook sex blackmail

February 12, 2010

This week in the news (February 5 – 12, 2010)

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, Men's role in sexual assault, Rape Culture, Victim Blaming at 8:07 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

Locked courtroom door leads to mistrial

Man bit stump of pregnant girlfriend’s amputated arm

Alberta

Man wanted for sex assault turns himself in

Victim still haunted by sex assault, court told

Calgary police seek sex assault suspect

‘The issue here is consent’

Crown wants jail for Alberta man who lured, sexually assaulted young teen

Trial to be set in Calgary for sexual assault case

Sex offender pleads guilty to breaches of release

Sex deviant not dangerous offender: lawyer

Sex with stepdaughter nets jail term

Canada

Thompson man charged for sexual assaults

7 Canadian children rescued from porn ring

Criminal checks for NWT volunteers still in the works

Gas station rape case delayed

School volunteer sentenced to six months

Abuser scaled balcony to confront his ex-girlfriend

Family hopes Lewis remains in jail

Rose Blanche man going to prison for sex-related offences

Lawyer files to stay sex charges due to delays

Accused rapist wants to see a judge as soon as possible

Sentence reduced by appeal court

Kids molested at Oshawa daycare, Crown alleges

Cab driver charged with sexually assaulting passenger

Rules cloak some of B.C.’s most serious criminal cases

St. Stephen man found guilty of sex charges

Guilty verdict in Wolfe murder

Judge acquits man he doesn’t believe

Ontario fugitive arrested at shelter

Ex-cop guilty of molesting girl

Held for bail

View Royal man charged with confinement, sexual assault of teenage girl to appear in court

Alleged sex assault may have lasted 4 hours

Man raped her while she slept, woman testifies

Tait took advantage of vulnerable victim: Lawyer

Speaker hoping to engage men in anti-violence struggle

Prominent NL hockey coach charged with sex crimes

Hearing date set in Buchanan case

VPD warns of sex offender

Slain man called abuser

Man charged in sexual assaults

Preliminary inquiry to be set in sex assault case

Man guilty of molesting girl

Taking steps to healing

Lalo victim awarded $375k

Hit on the head with wrench

Sex offender pleads guilty to assaulting NWT children

Assault, Sexual Assault and Death Threat

St. Catherines Punks Ignite Controversy over Band Name Sexual Assault

Rejected house arrest goes to appeal

Police issue warning after woman sexually assaulted

Former Windsor teacher jailed for sex assaults

Man charged in sexual assault case

Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Child At Sleep Clinic

Gitsegukla Boy Charged With Sexual Assault

Toronto man faces four charges in sexual assault investigation

HIV-positive man appeals Manitoba conviction

57-year-old man facing old sexual assault charges

Base commander ruled out as suspect in earlier Trenton murder

Colonel’s arrest sparks review of other unsolved cases

Unusual suspects

Ontario women were asphyxiated, source says

Portrait of an accused predator

The case against the colonel: ‘Lingerie break-ins’ and a ‘treasure trove’ of photo evidence

Police probing if Williams could be linked to cold cases

International

Michael Irvin being sued on sexual assault claims

Man pleads not guilty in US Craigslist rape case, says he thought he was playing out fantasy

Traveling child molester sent to jail for 30 years

Facebook debate over Goa official’s remarks on girl’s rape

Webcam user jailed for inciting US woman to abuse child

February 5, 2010

This week in the news (January 29 – February 5, 2010)

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, Men's role in sexual assault, News Release, Rape Culture, Victim Blaming at 9:46 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

Queermonton: Horny is irrelevant

Edmonton man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting woman, biting her stump

Alberta

RCMP hunt suspect in sexual assault of child on Sunchild reserve

Lethbridge bus driver charged with sexual assault

Man charged with sex-related offences against boys

Trial begins in pair of brazen sexual assaults

White Ribbon campaign the good fight

Sicko should be locked up: Crown

Convicted criminal, illegal alien deported from Calgary

Public premiere of second Saffron movie tomorrow in the Park

Child porn charges laid against Calgary man

Canada

Disclosure of pelvic exams in question

Youth crime plan draws jeers, cheers

Another delay in gas station attack

DNA databank victim of its own success

Violence research hub

Victoria man charged with sexual assault

Substitute steps in as scandalized teacher awaits trial

Sex offender could be living in Vancouver

Women’s rights activists offended by band’s name, poster

Police say warning wasn’t meant to instill fear

Berwick man found guilty of first-degree murder

Online or in person = unacceptable either way

Police on hunt for man considered ‘delusional stalker’

Hardwick released on bail

‘A girl of nine is not an appropriate sexual partner’

Northern BC teen charged in sexual assault of 9-year-old

Stalker back to jail after terrifying teen

Off-duty police officer takes down attacker

‘One of the lower acts a man can perpetrate on a woman,’judge says

Brock goalie charged with sexual assault

Brock goalie faces more charges

Violent sexual assault suspect arrested in Chilliwack

Woman says father used threats in ongoing sexual abuse

Man gets 18 months for sexual assault

Misunderstanding delays NL sexual assault sentencing

Mother sentenced for webcasting sex acts with toddler

Man charged with sexual assault

Man charged with sexual assault of two teens in 2005

Elderly man faces sexual assault charge

Man sentenced for sex assaults on kids

Police refute suspect’s sexual assault accusation

Man identified as person of interest in sex assault case

Thorold man faces sexual assault charges

Man guilty of molesting girlfriends’ daughters

Buffalo still denies guilt

Mom faces jail for teen sex

Alta Vista home raided: update

Man to be sentenced Feb. 22 in case of touching a young girl for a sexual purpose

New trial date set for hung jury case

Teen girl at centre of sex case still struggling: mom

Outrage over group home with lone young offender

High rapist stabbed woman 51 times

Vancouver landlord who sexually attacked tenant should get jail, says Crown

Accused will stand trial

Man guilty of sexually touching young girl

New Quebec senator overcame tragedy to become voice for crime victims

Guilty plea in decades old sex crime

Released violent offender may be in Vancouver area

Justice minister changes tune on mandatory sentences

Domestic violence unit working: Victoria police

Funding Targets Preventing Violence Against Aboriginal Women

Self-help event for sex workers

Chipman man gets probation for groping incidents

Ten courthouses, no consistent policy

Dr. Donald Ayers Charged With Sexual Assault at Conference in Toronto

International

Homophobia, classism, the politics of rape

Bail cut for ‘You Light Up My Life’ songwriter in NYC sex assault case

4 US women avoid jail time for roles in glue-related revenge plot against alleged cheater

Abuse group challenges archbishop

Sexual assault on parolee was not parole officer’s first, prosecutors say

Miss Nevada discusses the sexual assault that has shaped her future

Damage Control

Elderly woman testifies about being sexually assaulted and set on fire by man selling magazines

El Salvador returns sex assault fugitive

Protecting our children, safeguarding out future: Protect your son

‘Good Samaritan’ sexually assaulted at knifepoint by man she tried to save

Ex-contractor gets prison for sex assault in Iraq

Women’s group claims domestic abuse plan ‘inadequate’

NFL Player Eric Green Sued For Sexual Abuse of Transgender New Yorker

The Worst Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Ever

Men Often Assaulted in Military, Says Report

Don’t you know who I am? Manly star’s sex assault case hears of confrontation

White House Commits To Ending Violence Against Women

Crime and punishment

From the grandstand to the witness stand: why today’s sports reporter must know laws of the land as well as laws of the game

Paris Hilton accused of sexual assaults

Andy Dick Arrested

The other Ruchikas

January 22, 2010

This week in the news (January 15-22, 2010)

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, Men's role in sexual assault, movies, News Release, Rape Culture, Victim Blaming at 7:01 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

Testimony from dead rape victim

City’s crime rate drops slightly

Alberta

Lawyer fights transfer for man charged in sex assault of elderly woman

Victim still fears rapist after hearing he’s off to prison

Prostitution case headed to preliminary hearing

Police investigating Theo Fleury sexual assault complaint

Canada

Man gets 18 months for Bethany sex assault

Sex offender spared time in jail

Guilty plea in child pornography case

Woman testifies she confronted former pastor about incidents

Sex-assault suspect sues police

Schofield free on bail pending appeal

Burnt Church murder case put off

Man sentenced for third assault on wife

Man gets five years for attacking women on Waterloo paths

Police issue sex offender warning

Women accuse stabbing victim of assaults

Vancouver police officer to be sentenced for incest

Former Oshawa man jailed on historic molestation charges

Maybe the law is an ass

Toronto teacher charged with sexual assault

Ontario mom charged with bestiality appears in court

Rapist posed with Toronto mayor

Doctor charged for alleged sexual assault of patient

NWT MLA found not guilty of sexual assault

Man pleads guilty to 2007 York University sexual assaults

Three busted in Oshawa home invasion

RCMP investigate sexual assault of 16 year old girl hitchhiking on Highway 99

Whitehorse taxi driver guilty of sexual assault

Sex offender missing from Halifax halfway house

Cadet leader charged with sex assault

Taxi driver faces second sex-assault charge against female passenger

Five ex-altar boys suing Catholic church over abuse

Child, 11, reports sexual assault near park in Kingston

Man arrested in sexual assault case

Man charged in sexual assault; police search two homes

Sexual assault charges

Judge finds Saint John man not guilty of sexual assault

Police Release Sketch Of Suspect Wanted In Sexual Assault And Stabbing

Man jailed for sexual assault

Sexual assault trial continues

Police probe alleged assault, drugging at bar

Cornwall sex abuse victims lose funding

Sexual assault nurse examiners make a difference in the lives of victims

Dysart man gets 3 1/2 years in prison for sexual assault

Pervert sent back to pen

Guilty plea in Vanier assault

Man sent to prison for sex assault

New protocol for cabbies sought

Poor message to girls

Long-term offender on trial for sex assault

Three-year-old Toronto girl sexually assaulted

Woman says pastor sexually assaulted her many times

Boy accused of abusing family cat

Richmond Review UPDATE: Minister responds to criminal record check controversy

Winnipeg man accused of abusing kids in online sex dungeon

New website to help teach teens safe, respectful texting practices

Suspect Wanted

Johns no more violent than other men: prostitution researcher.

International

Why men use prostitutes

Marine arrested, charged with rape

Tucci’s not so lovely role

‘You Light Up My Life’ writer faces more sex-assault charges

NYC cops on trial for sex attack

Rapes of elderly women terrify central Texas towns

Bail set at $20 million for suspect in Jaycee Dugard’s kidnapping

Court rejects new trial bid for accused ex-priest

Human rights abusers turn on activists in 2009: Report

January 15, 2010

This week in the news (January 8-15, 2010)

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Men's role in sexual assault, Victim Blaming at 10:41 pm by sacetalks

Edmonton

Police charge man with sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl

Man surrenders after 4-hour standoff

Woman recalls alleged river valley rape

Alberta

Police issue warning about sex offender

Brooks man charged with sexual assault

Prostitution case headed to preliminary hearing

Baumgaurte awaits sentencing for kidnapping and rape of teen girl

RCMP officer pleads guilty to assault charge

Fugitive Calgary rapist had knife when found at BC shelter

Tracking device no longer required for sex offender

Canada

Women blamed for being victims

Sex assault suspect arrested

Fleury’s sex-abuse allegations under investigation

Cornwall sex abuse victims lose funding

Former youth worker Ronald Sawa pleads guilty to sexual assault

Man jailed for sexual assault

Sexual assault charges laid

Two suspects sought after violent sexual assault that began in the Annex

Police make second arrest in weekend sex assault

Teen gets probation for sexual assault

Borden soldier facing sex raps

Accused in sexual assault case released from custody

McNamara St. man charged with sexual assault

Dartmouth man convicted of sexual assault sentenced to house arrest

Patient who was a victim of nurse’s sexual assault suing Vancouver General Hospital

Roughriders GM Eric Tillman pleads guilty to sexual assault

Roughriders GM Eric Tillman resigns

Foster home worker charged with sexual assault, exploitation

Toronto sex assault suspects surrender to police

Retired Anglican minister facing sex charges

Man Facing Sexual Assault Charges a School Custodian

NB pastor faces more sex charges

Events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Peel investigating alleged gang sexual assault

Manhunt suspect appears in court

Accused killer to enter plea in sex assault case

Man charged after woman sexually assault in Richmond Hill theatre

Local man pleads guilty to child porn possession

Vancouver Police warn of sex offender

Man arrested for sexual assault

Nepean man goes to jail for series of sex assaults

Brampton man charged with aggravated sexual assault

Police investigate attempted sexual assault

Library reviews security after sexual assault

Arrested in Florida, man faces sex charge in Kitchener court

Police follow up on inquiry report

Police seek help after sex worker attacked

Suspect sought in girl’s sexual assault

NL man charged with sexual assault not testifying

College of the Rockies student charged with sex assault on fellow student: RCMP

Man given year for having sex with teen

Laws empower women

City man arrested for sexual assault

NL man convicted after run-in with sex assault convict

Bus shelter deaths and sex assaults

Vancouver police warn of high-risk sex offender

Father of 5 guilty of sex assault, kidnapping girl

Hunt for suspect in sex assault on nine-year-old

Woman determined to testify in priest sex-abuse lawsuit

Possible abduction attempt

Texas woman, 42, charged with online luring of Ontario boy, 16

International

Juvenile Detention: When Young People Can’t Say ‘No’

Rangers ace Allan McGregor faces sexual assault claim

City Council sets meeting on assault cases

Sexual Assault Case Against David Copperfield Closed

‘Dangerous sexual predator’ facing lengthy jail sentence for three separate schoolgirl assaults

Davis Autopsy Results Indicate Sexual Assault

December 11, 2009

This week in the news (Dec.11, 2009)

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, Men's role in sexual assault, Popular Culture, Rape Culture, Victim Blaming at 8:38 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

Jury mulls instructor’s fate
Instructor victim of hysteria: lawyer

Massaging students common, taekwondo instructor tells Edmonton

 
Alberta

Female player sex abuse claimed
ONLINE DANGER: Calgary girls, 13 and 14, sexually assaulted
2-year jail term for sex assault on girl

Canada

Man pleads guilty to molesting children
Sexual assault at Surrey hospital leads to debate over mixed-sex rooms
Friends defend North Vancouver coach accused of sexual assault
Man facing child sex assault charges seeks bail
Sexual assault charges
Cops release sketch of suspect in West End sexual assault
NB man’s sexual assault trial delayed
Senior teacher, 68, accused of sex assault on young woman
Toronto teacher charged with sexual assault
Easing trauma of sexual abuse

Boy testifies at sex assault trial
Sexual assault case can be reopened: Supreme Court
Police believe sexual assault didn’t happen
Peel haven for abused women struggles to survive
Nurse works despite abuse charges
Historical sexual assault investigation in Elliot Lake leads to additional charges
Sexual predator released in Whitby neighbourhood
Mentally challenged man alleges sex assault, police charge Newmarket, Ont., man

 
International
Child abuse crisis to spark Irish Church shakeup
Arrest Warrant out for Steven Isaac Cruickshank for sexual assault
Wylie High football coach charged with sexual assault of a child 10:38 AM CT
Police Report Details Rod Jetton’s Brutal Sexual Assault On “Friend”
Sex abuse kung fu teacher jailed
Va. Beach police looking for sexual assault suspect
Lakewood man faces 19 counts of sexual assault
Car Alarm Leads Lauderdale Burglary to Escalate to Sexual Assault
Woman recounts alleged beating, sexual assault
Sex assault investigation
Suspect in custody for sexual assault at UMSL
Beach police investigate sexual assault in Magic Hollow
Boy, 12, in sexual assaults probe
Woman admits to false report on sexual assault
Report: Husband posts bail for boy scout leader charged with sexual assault of
Clayton man guilty in sexual assault case
Senior admits assaulting girl, 11
Elgin man gets 40 years for sexual assault of boys
Assault suspect had phone belonging to SMU student, police say
Centre’s role vital in dangerous times
Alexander sentenced to life in prison for sexual assault
TPD seeking suspect in attempted sexual assault
Report: College Sexual Assaults On The Rise; Students Still Feel Safe
Sexual assault suspect on leave from Franklin County 911 center job
Man arrested in sexual assault in Mooresville
Woman accuses step-father of sexual assault
Youth is charged with sexual assault
Anchorage man arrested for serial rape of homeless men
Man charged with sexual assault on bicyclist
No charges in alleged sex assault due to statue of limitations
Police Arrest Suspect In Brutal Rape, Kidnapping OF 91-Year-Old Woman
Former Niagara teacher charged in sexual assault
Man is nabbed on sexual assault charges
Would This 19-Year-Old Texan Have Survived His Brutal Sexual Assault Without
Man arrested in connection with sexual assault scheme
Kung Fu instructor who assaulted girls jailed for 18 months at Liverpool crown

November 13, 2009

This week in the news (November 13, 2009)

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, Men's role in sexual assault, Popular Culture, Rape Culture at 7:09 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

Sex offender’s sentencing postponed

Alberta

Crown seeks life for Alberta rapist who posed as Mountie

Befriending Red Deer rapist kept kidnapped teen alive

Man won’t have to return to Regina jail after being accidentally released

Fugitive Calgary rapist likely being hid, say police

Canada

`Sexsomniac’ man deemed no threat

Catholic priest released on bail one day after sentencing for sexual abuse

Burnt Church man charged with sexual assault, confinement

RCMP identify suspect in sex assaults

BC RCMP search for man wanted for two sexual assaults and suspected of others

Police release image of sexual assault suspect

NWT ex-MLA not guilty of sexual assault

Police chief appalled by charges

Ashbury College sued over alleged sex assault

Woman kidnapped, assaulted: Cops

Man faces sexual assault charges

Prosecutor ‘relieved’ at decision

Rookie officer acquitted in sex assault

Sexual assault’s silencing power

Teacher suspended for sending love letters to student

Sexual assault arrest

Sarnia, Ont., police officer arrested and charged with sexual assault

Sturgeon Falls man charged with sexual assault

David Barber to Michael Coren: ‘If you’re right, we’re in big trouble’

Napanee trial set for man arrested after DNA evidence used

Repeat sex offender facing another sex-related trial in Nova Scotia

City man released on undertaking in sexual interference case

Woman assaulted at McArthur

Risk to women on loose

Psychiatric review continues for accused rapist

Abuse victims get support, advice -and a safety alarm

Man arrested on sex assault charges

Long-term sex offender released

Regina man in court facing child pornography charges

Site helps abused kids

Cournoyer suspect has dark past

International

Group Documents Sexual Assaults in Iran Postelection Crackdown

Texas polygamist gets 10 years for sexual assault

Sex abuse by women reports on rise

Slideshow: Mohler men charged with child rape in court

Student alleges sexual abuse by priest in Kerala school

Guest columnist Save sexual-assault center’s funding to help girls like me

Teacher convicted of sex attacks at anti-rape classes

Law on sexual assault on students strengthened

‘Precious’: Searing look at despair, resilience

University appalled at its students’ pro-rape Facebook site

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