Sexual Assault

Jean Royce Hall sexual abuse case comes to a conclusion

After experiencing more than a year of sexual abuse at the hands of former Queen’s student Kenneth Gavin Williamson over four decades ago, Byron Ruttan has finally found justice.Continue...

Why we should know Chanel Miller’s name

In 2016, BuzzFeed published the victim impact statement of a sexual violence survivor known then as either the “Stanford victim” or “Emily Doe.”Continue...

Confusing coercion with consent

May marked Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month is particularly close to my heart—not only because I recently started working for the Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres, but because I was sexually assaulted at Queen’s.Continue...

The Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey, by the numbers

During the winter of 2018, more than 100,000 Ontario students completed a survey about sexual violence. A year later, the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities published a summary report of the results.

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Byron Ruttan presses civil claim against Ontario decades after experiencing child abuse in Jean Royce Hall

Child abuse victim Byron Ruttan will wait another year to see the province in court after a judge recently set the trial date for his civil claim for Sept. 23, 2019.Continue...

Residence Society denies all responsibility in sexual assault case

The Residence Society has denied all liability in a sexual assault lawsuit recently brought against the University, according to a statement from their lawyer Michael Hickey.Continue...

Queen’s denied responsibility in sexual assault lawsuit

Queen’s denied all liability for the alleged instances described in a recent sexual assault lawsuit brought forward against the University and two men, according to court filings obtained by The Journal. Continue...

Ontario’s drunkenness defence a threat to all

Ontario’s recent decision to allow extreme intoxication as a legal defence of sexual assault threatens the physical and mental safety of every person in the province.Continue...

University faces lawsuit over residence sexual assaults

After a series of alleged sexual assaults in Victoria Hall residence rooms, a former Queen’s student is taking legal action to hold the University vicariously liable.Continue...

Rose McGowan isn't the only advocate for ending sexual abuse

During her 2018 book tour, Rose McGowan’s been getting a lot of media attention due to a confrontation she had with a trans woman that was caught on camera and later circulated. During the tour, the protestor called out McGowan for not doing enough to advocate for trans women, having criticized trans women like Caitlyn Jenner in the past and arguing that trans women can’t truly understand what it’s like to be a woman.Continue...

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