Sexual Assault

It’s time to recognize the problem with hockey culture

In October 2020, Kyle Beach, a former Chicago Blackhawks player, accused Brad Aldrich, the team’s video coach, of sexually assaulting him during the Blackhawks’ 2010 Stanley Cup run.Continue...

Every celebrity you idolize will turn into Chris Pratt

It’s inevitable idolized male celebrities will disappoint their fanbase. The rise and fall of these famous men—mostly white men—has played out repeatedly on our Tumblr, Twitter, and TikTok feeds.Continue...

Chicago Blackhawk’s scandal shows need for better investigative journalism in sports

Last month, the hockey world experienced a day of reckoning when Kyle Beach, a professional hockey player, revealed himself as John Doe — the plaintiff in an ongoing sexual assault lawsuit against the Chicago Blackhawks.

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SVPR and SACK talk preventing gender-based violence on campus

Following the AMS Walkout to stand against sexual assault and violence, Nadia Mahdi, ArtSci ’21 and Community Outreach Coordinator for Sexual Assault Center Kingston (SACK), and Barbara Lotan, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator (SVPR), spoke to The Journal on support and resources offered at Queen’s.Continue...

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...

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