Article in Chicago-Sun Times says that prostituted women cannot be raped. In the criminal case of a john raping a prostituted woman at gunpoint, the author argues that the crime is actually “theft of services,” rather than rape. The legitimization of prostitution as a “job like any other” creates logic such as this in which the bodies of women are nothing more than an object of economic exchange.
Poet Jocelyn Macdonald voices the sorrow and joy of generation: “Love in the Time of Climate Change.”
Native chiefs of Ontario launch the “Who Is She” campaign to raise money for their own inquiry into missing and murdered native women.
Writer Jess Hill reported on domestic violence for a year. Here’s what she learned:
“Never again should we see journalists looking to the behaviour of the woman to explain why she has been murdered or maimed. Never again should we see journalists making excuses for men who kill their families, as though stress could ever be a reasonable excuse.”