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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

Article Information

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!
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Keywords: rape culture, Hollaback! Ottawa, sexual violence, sexual harassment, University of Ottawa