Thank you, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, for speaking truth to power again, and again, and again.

Who is responsible for sexual assault?

Thankfully a male voice of reason.  See and offer your comments.

UBC Sauder / Commerce Undergraduate Society News of Importance to the UBC Community Nov 4, 2013

These two articles were published today (Nov 4, 2013) in the Vancouver Sun and The Province, respectively. Why do you think Commerce Undergraduate Society (CUS) recommended funding this position?  Was that the right decision by CUS and Sauder leadership? Why do you think the CUS student body rejected this recommendation so resoundingly?  Are […]

First of its kind: New York State Specialized Courts to Treat Most Sex Workers as Crime Victims, Not Criminals

Just published in both the NY Times and on From the NY Times story:  “Mr. Banks, of the Legal Aid Society, said in an interview that the new system was ‘an extremely important step forward nationally’ to set up courts where people accused of prostitution and prostitution-related offenses can be connected to programs that […]

Military Sexual Slavery – Necessary??????

What does this article say about entrenched attitudes and about the intersections of violence, violence prevention, human rights, armed conflict and human rights?  Should Canada respond, and if so, how?

Second blog

this is my second blog post

FREDA Conference Announcement: Nov 7-9 in Vancouver

Apologies for the late notice about this upcoming important conference: Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence: Exploring the Continuum of Violence Against Women and Girls Nov 7-9 Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown (1128 W. Hastings) Conference website: *****REGISTRATION CLOSES at NOON on FRIDAY NOV 2 so don’t delay if you intend to register.

Facebook as a tool for child sex traffickers

Another heartbreaking use of modern technology to victimize vulnerable children.  What suggestions do you have for intervention and prevention?

Pregnancies resulting from rape – part of God’s plan?

I came across this story earlier today and have been absolutely horrified and unable to stop thinking about it. I wanted to share this with you to spark a discussion on the comment made by this politician. How can someone possibly think like this? What implications would a comment like this have on a person […]

Jimmy Savile – TV icon sex-abuse scandal rocks the BBC

There is no limit to the stories of sexual predators or to the “respected” institutions that have enabled predators to continue either by looking the other way or by actively abetting them.  See the latest at: and let log on with your thoughts. October 28, 2012 follow-up story on (Photo attribution for post image: By Jmb […]

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