Did Sun News Reporter Faith Goldy Compare Abortion To Rape?
Media Date: 09/05/2014
Type of Media: internet
Name of Media: The Huffington Post
Interviewee: Julie S. Lalonde Role: Spokesperson for The Radical Handmaids
|Background||Every year in May, anti-choicers host "March for Life"; a large anti-choice rally in downtown Ottawa.|
|Reason||Faith Goldy, a notoriously outrageous "journalist" with the Sun News Network, asked myself and other Radical Handmaids if, as we argued, "making abortion legal keeps it safe, then wouldn't it stand to reason that we should legalize rape to make it safe?"
It was ridiculous, offensive and A+ trolling that I wasn't able to take quietly. I tweeted about it, which got the attention of The Huffington Post who wrote an article about it.
|Comment||It was pretty straight forward and entirely factual, which is rare when it comes to coverage of these issues!|
|Outcome||I was expecting a heck of a lot more trolling, but I think most people understood how outrageous the whole thing was and were surprisingly, supportive.|
|Link to Article||http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/05/09/faith-goldy-sun-news-abortion-rape_n_5297793.html|
Keywords: Radical Handmaids, activism, abortion, reproductive justice, Sun News, Huffington Post, rape culture, March for Life.