Sexual Assault

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...

The trial of Dr. Larry Nassar is a milestone for sexual assault survivors

Former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar received a sentence last week effectively ending both his career and potential decades of continued sexual assault.Continue...

Why #MeToo matters for Canadian theatre

It’s the age of reckoning for sexual predators in the arts.Continue...

19-year-old man arrested after three women sexually assaulted on Queen’s campus

A 19-year-old man was arrested by Kingston Police on Dec. 5 after he sexually assaulted three women within the span of 10 minutes. In a Dec. 6 news release, police said all assaults occurred on Queen’s campus and targeted women between 18 and 24 years old.

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Left behind: The experiences of male sexual assault victims & survivors at Queen’s

On a chilly fall night in 2015, Mason* and his housemates hosted a party that started out like any other.

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Post Traumatic Growth Art Show addresses sexual assault

On Friday, Sexual Violence Awareness Week’s Post Traumatic Growth Art Show hopes to change the dialogue around sexual

assault awareness.

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Sexual Violence Awareness Week aimed to recognize experiences of survivors

This past week, the AMS Social Issues Commission facilitated Sexual Violence Awareness Week in an effort to provide a “brief glimpse at the essential dialogues that fuel sexual violence prevention and response on our campus,” according to their event page.Continue...

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