Understanding the identity of rape culture on Ottawa campuses
Media Date: 22/03/2014
Type of Media: newspaper
Name of Media: Ottawa Sun
Interviewer: Sophie Desrosiers
Interviewee: Julie S. Lalonde Role: Director, Hollaback! Ottawa
|Background||Rape culture has been a hot topic in Ottawa lately.|
|Reason||The Ottawa Sun wanted to do a feature piece looking at whether or not rape culture exists on campuses. Sadly, the piece also looks at whether rape culture exists at all.|
|Comment||I'm always impressed when the Ottawa Sun wants to do a piece on violence against women. A feature piece of this length exploring rape culture is inherently a good thing.
Unfortunately, the focus on whether or not rape culture exists means the space also gives a lot of space to rape apologists and folks who actively perpetuate victim blaming.
|Outcome||It's definitely got a lot of people talking!|
|Link to Article||http://www.ottawasun.com/2014/03/21/understanding-the-identity-of-rape-culture-on-ottawa-campuses|
Keywords: rape culture, Hollaback! Ottawa, sexual violence, sexual harassment, University of Ottawa