I am a goddamn believer
(Warning: This post contains discussions of sexual assault. Practice self-care as needed.)
Nearly 7 years ago, I co-founded a group dedicated to creating a sexual assault centre at Carleton University.
Today, that centre opened.
I am filled with a whole hell of a lot of emotions.
The unintended consequences of being a rape apologist journalist: Upholding Rape Culture for Beginners
[TRIGGER WARNING for discussions of sexual assault. Take care of yourself, y'all.]
I started my weekend off on the wrong foot this morning by reading a truly vile, pedophile-apologizing piece in the Washington Post.
Interestingly, when I posted the piece to my Facebook feed this morning, it was called "Sex between students and teachers should not be a crime". It has since been changed to "The unintended consequences of laws addressing sex between teachers and students". It's clear that I'm not the only one who went ballistic this morning.
Oy! Where to begin?!
Advice for university newbies
I was the first person in my family to go to university. Moving to the big city to go to school was equal parts exciting and shit-your-pants-terrifying.
This time of the year in Ottawa means a barrage of terrified teenagers wandering around lost, desperately trying to look like they know where they're going.
Seeing as though I'm on my way out of university (Cue the dancing ladies), I figured I'm a good position to offer some advice to first year university students.
My Week in GIFs
It was an intense week for Hollaback! Ottawa. So intense in fact that my capacity to form complete sentences on a Friday morning is well,... less than optimal.
I shall let GIFs do it for me.