Ep 17: Rape Myths -- The Practical Feminist
Topic: Laura and Ruth dismantle rape myths
Following the Globe and Mail's Unfounded investigation, Laura and Ruth discuss rape myths and how they continue to be perpetuated and believed by law enforcement and the general public.
- Nova Scotia judge under fire for claiming ‘a drunk can consent’ in sex-assault case: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/nova-scotia-judge-taxi-driver-sex-assault-case/article34184036/
- An excerpt from Unfounded: Police dismiss 1 in 5 sexual assault cases as baseless, Globe investigation reveals (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/investigations/unfounded-sexual-assault-canada-main/article33891309/): "Ms. Light and Ms. Ruebsaat concluded that a case was more likely to be classified as a real, “founded” allegation – meaning police believe a crime occurred – if the file noted that: the victim had said “No”; if the victim appeared upset; if force was used; if the victim physically resisted; if the suspect was a stranger; if the victim did not present mental-health issues, which the study said included drug and alcohol abuse. In other words, complainants who do not conform to stereotypes about the perfect victim were winding up with cases deemed unfounded at a disproportionate rate."
- List of Rape Myths: http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/jhamlin/3925/myths.html
- Justice Robin Camp resigns after judicial council recommends removal: http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/politics/justice-robin-camp-judicial-council-1.4017233
- Guys, is dressing provocatively in expensive suits whilst having too much much to drink causing you to get mugged? (BBC Comedy): https://www.facebook.com/bbccomedy/videos/10154353535796778/
Submitted by producer on Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:18