Last week, I wrote about the Matthew McKnight sexual assault trial, leaving the matter of the verdict and sentencing for this week’s column. After listening to all of the evidence, the closing arguments of the Crown and the defence and Continue reading “Surprise sex” or rape? (Part two)
Jian Ghomeshi, Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Cosby, Peter Nygard . . . Matthew McKnight. While the first five names are familiar to anyone who follows the news even generally, McKnight’s name is not as well known. It should be. Continue reading ‘Surprise sex” or rape? (Part one)
Some days it is hard to know whether or not we are making progress in addressing gender-based violence. It often seems that for every step we manage to take forward there is one of at least equal size that moves Continue reading Forward or backward?
As 2019 comes to a close, three recent sexual assault cases make apparent the continuing and desperate need for judges to receive proper education in the dynamics of sexual violence. As Patricia Hughes wrote recently in Slaw: “Will we ever Continue reading When will they ever learn?