Sexual Assault

Orientation weeks are an opportunity to educate about sexual violence. Banning them isn’t the solution.

Sexual violence at post-secondary institutions like Queen’s is an egregious problem. It’s clear more drastic and meaningful measures must be taken by universities to prevent this violence from occurring—but cancelling orientation weeks is only a small step, not a catch-all solution.Continue...

Walkout saw thousands gathered at Summerhill

“Hey hey, ho ho, patriarchy has got to go!”Continue...

Sexual Violence Prevention at Queen's

I approach the writing of this report from the standpoint of a Queen’s alum. I have witnessed and experienced first-hand the pervasiveness of sexual violence and harassment on this campus.Continue...

Men have a responsibility to dismantle rape culture

Rape education is often geared toward, and provided by, women. Yet most rapists are men, so why aren’t we targeting them with rape prevention efforts?Continue...

Former Queen’s student found not guilty of sexual assault

Former Queen’s student Taylor Haas was found not guilty on Aug. 11 of sexually assaulting another student.Continue...

The reaction to the ‘intoxication’ ruling is overblown. It still needs to be appealed.

The Ontario Court of Appeal struck down Section 33.1 of the Canadian Criminal Code on June 3 on the grounds that it was unconstitutional. Since then, there has been an outpouring of concern about the effects this ruling could have on cases of sexual assault and violence against women, including a petition with over 300,000 signatures.Continue...

Calls for sexual assault centre on campus unanswered for more than thirty years

In 1989, a report called for Queen’s to implement a sexual assault centre on campus. The same recommendation was suggested in 2015. In 2020, it still hasn’t happened.Continue...

Letter to the editors: March 13

Dear Editors,

In 1989, a group of concerned women staged a Sit-In in then Principal David Smith’s office to call attention to the issue of sexual violence on the Queen’s University campus.Continue...

Sexual assault trial for former Queen’s student underway

Former Queen’s student Taylor Haas appeared in Kingston’s superior court last week in an ongoing trial for an alleged sexual assault that occurred in 2018.

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How my sexual assaults made me an advocate for male mental health

“I just wish they were dead.” To this day, I can’t believe I had ever been at such a point of darkness that I was able to speak such words about my abusers.Continue...

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