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Throwback Thursday: Rape’s Progress

Kelsey Braithwaite

In the last decade, the definition of sexual assault has grown to encompass more hateful or taboo acts. Most Canadians now recognize terms like incest, molestation, pedophilia, rape, and victim blaming. Many people even recognize these words can be a painful trigger to victims. Unfortunately, this does not mean we know the meaning of these […] More »

WTF Wednesday: Game of Thrones and why we still don’t recognize consent

Kelsey Braithwaite

Water is still wet, the sky is still blue, and “first-world” countries still have trouble calling rape, well, rape. Spoiler alert for all Game of Thrones fans who have not seen the episode “Breaker of Chains,” and a trigger warning. The word “rape” is used often. On Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones (GOT), fans […] More »