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Recent Ending Violence Blog Posts

#UseTheRightWords

#UseTheRightWords

Encouraging social media users to UseTheRightWords While increased media coverage of violence against women is needed to create awareness, it can be problematic when coverage misrepresents reality. For example, at times rape is reported as “sex” and there are hierarchies around who is considered a “worthy victim”. Words like “alleged” and “claimed” are overused and… Continue Reading

A few ways to deal with coverage of the Jian Ghomeshi trial

A few ways to deal with coverage of the Jian Ghomeshi trial

As Jian Ghomeshi’s trial began Monday, February 1, 2016, the first of two sexual assault trials taking place in Toronto, we are beginning to see a rash of articles and think pieces about Ghomeshi’s career, about how the trial could be for the complainants, about sexual violence in Canada and rape culture, and about woman… Continue Reading

Compass Cards Compromise Women’s Safety and Enable Abusers

Compass Cards Compromise Women’s Safety and Enable Abusers

By Jamie Rich, Crisis Line and Intake Coordinator at Battered Women’s Support Services The dangers women face when navigating and exiting an abusive relationships are many, and the compass card system has provided another tool in the arsenal of abusers. BWSS is concerned about the compass card transit system and the risks it poses to… Continue Reading