What’s Current: Ontario judge in Mandy Gray case delivers ‘revolutionary’ anti-rape culture indictment

Mandi Gray speaks to reporters after  July 21 guilty verdict (Image: Cole Burston/Toronto Star)
Mandi Gray speaks to reporters after July 21 guilty verdict (Image: Cole Burston/Toronto Star)

Ontario Court Justice Marvin Zuker finds York University student Mustafa Ururyar guilty of sexually assaulting fellow PhD student Mandi Gray. Zuker delivers a “revolutionary” 179-page indictment of how the Canadian legal system handles rape cases. The Toronto Star reports:

“Does the woman rush to the police right away or wait days, weeks, months? It doesn’t matter, Zuker said. There are plenty of reasons why victims wait or don’t report at all. Does she remember every gruesome detail in ‘a piecemeal fashion, rather than in a neat chronology?’ It is understandable, people only remember the gist of what happens and trauma causes memory fragments, he said.”

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Susan Cox
Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.

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