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Debunking Myths About Rape in Prison

Prison rape: it’s a common trope in television and movies. How often is the “don’t drop the soap,” joke casually tossed around?   But what’s the reality for sexual violence survivors in prisons? We spoke with El Jones and Mooky Cherian to learn more.   El Jones is a...

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Talking about Cis Men and Media Coverage of Sexual Assault

Too often, men who are sexually assaulted have their stories erased – or mocked. When, in 2013, a young man was sexually assaulted in Toronto’s entertainment district, his story became fodder for jokes.   While cisgender men are much less likely to experience sexual violence than women...

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How to Not Get Raped

In December 2013, Hollaback! Ottawa and its grassroots community partners, wrote an open letter to the women of Ottawa about a rash of reported sexual assaults by a “serial rapist”. The goal of the letter was to counteract archaic, ineffective and oppressive “safety tips” that place the...

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