The momentum of #MeToo shows the media’s power to help shift society’s views on sexual violence. Yet, in a society steeped in patriarchal values, the media often perpetuates rape culture. If we have any hope of creating a safe world for marginalized communities that’s free of sexual violence, the media must change the way it responds to survivors/victims.
Filipino culture heavily stigmatizes mental health — it is either ignored entirely, or minimized and mocked. Luckily for my parents and for my own mental health, I adopted 2 kittens and changed all of our lives.
Between #MeToo and the onslaught of survivors of sexual violence coming forward about being abused by powerful men, social media has been a nightmare for survivors.
Another week, another shitty, entitled white dude in the music industry enjoying success after violating a Black woman. If there’s anything that Amerikkka loves more than a bunch of men fighting over a ball made from animal skin, it’s caping for mediocre white men and shaming women and femmes for their sexuality.
"Through engaging with experts in care provision, alongside those working to provide community supports and empowerment initiatives, the UTSU facilitated a stimulating conversation that addressed various facets of care, support, and experiences of and for survivors. This analysis included understanding what systems exist, what promises have been made, the lived realities of survivors, and determining what action can be taken to address systemic flaws to ensure accessibility for all."
After tweeting about almost being published in Teen Vogue on June 2, Toronto-based freelance writer, Roslyn Talusan’s call-out of the magazine went viral. Dozens of writers flooded her inbox with similar stories of being strung along and even ghosted by editors after successfully pitching and drafting personal stories and essays for Conde Nast’s supposedly most progressive, feminist magazine.
CityNews reported that the withdrawal rate of sexual assault charges are much higher in Toronto than anywhere else in Ontario. Roslyn spoke with Cynthia Mulligan about why this resonated with her.
After a protest led by Mandi Gray, Roslyn appeared on CBC The National to talk about the cost of sexual assault.