What’s Current: University of Ontario Institute of Technology gives rapist a ‘slap on the wrist’

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UOIT Campus in Oshawa (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Former student at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology says administration re-victimized her after reporting sexual assault.

On Kate Millet’s last interview with the New Yorker:

“[…] she wanted to talk about the general aims of the movement, and how much remained to be done. The point was ‘to get someplace,’ she said. ‘The point was for the impossible. The dream of getting along with mother, the dream of getting along with daughter.'”

French police officer murders wife and two children in broad daylight with his service weapon.

Wu Rongrong of China’s “Feminist Five” has been banned from leaving the country for 10 years by the Chinese government. Rongrong had planned to move to Hong Kong to study law.

Patrick “Tara” Pearsal, a sexual predator who took on his ex-wife’s name and claimed to be a woman has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric assessment — the first step in the prosecution’s bid to have him declared a dangerous offender and locked up indefinitely.

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  • Kathleen Lowrey

    HOW is this rapist dude in a women’s prison. And the ex-wife’s first name thing: it really does read like a desire to invade and inhabit a woman’s persona, like, never mind if she is still living there herself.

    • Melanie

      Yes, it’s his way of controlling and dominating her from afar. How much more violating can you get than to name yourself after the person who wants nothing to do with you just to stick it to them? That poor woman. It must make her skin crawl. There’s no big mystery to these men. They’re so obvious and blatant.

  • M. Zoidberg

    >>”Patrick “Tara” Pearsal, a sexual predator who took on his ex-wife’s name and claimed to be a woman”

    There’s got to be somebody out there archiving every single story about male sex-offenders who also claim they are either trans or women, and after a while, just dump the stacks on the desks of government officials trying to pass laws to let these men into women and girls spaces.

    I mean, how many does it take before we’re taken seriously, that ANY man is a potential threat, no matter how he “feels” on the inside?! (I mean this to the trans-cult handmaidens, in particular.)