The recent acquittals of two University of Ottawa hockey players – who faced sexual assault charges arising out of an incident in a Thunder Bay hotel room in February 2014 – is the most recent illustration of how poorly suited Continue reading Rape is not ungentlemanly behaviour
Over the past couple of decades, I have spent many a happy day meandering along Prince Edward County’s Taste Trail sampling local produce, cheeses, lavender and wines. Nothing makes me happier than creating a delicious meal from local ingredients and Continue reading Misogyny in the vineyard
When I practised law in the mid to late 1990s, most of my clients were women leaving abusive relationships who were involved with family court. My main job, of course, was to provide them with legal representation, and I did Continue reading Surviving family court
The familiar adage, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything,” has its place but, taken too far, it can silence people from talking about things that really need to be talked about. When I was a Continue reading If you don’t have anything nice to say . . .