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A fresh, savvy look at the issue of sexual violence, and information about ways we can take a stand against it.

Harmful poster mocks and takes aim at “Don’t Be That Guy” Campaign.

by CCASA Communications

I am unsure where to even start with the poster seen in this link (.http://facebooksexism.tumblr.com/image/48906850905)

As a man living and working to end sexual violence within our communities I am personally and professionally offended by this poster. It is painful for me to see people degrading the years of hard work of so many amazing women and men who advocate on behalf of all survivors of sexual assault. Posters like this are so damaging to the cause of ending sexual violence. To take a campaign that only seeks to educate community members on the laws of consent and the crime…

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No Guts, No Glory

by Joseph

On June 5, 2013 the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins faced off in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals and the game turned out to be a fairly entertaining one; didn’t see a game winner until halfway through the second overtime. During the game Gregory Campbell, a Boston Bruin, blocked a shot with his foot and clearly felt a great deal of pain immediately after blocking the shot; however, he stayed out on the ice, as his team was killing off a penalty, and even managed to affect the play a little. The following morning the Boston Bruins announced…

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Tips Tuesday Blog: Talk to the children in your life

by CCASA Communications

In early childhood children learn problem-solving, emotional management, and social skills that form the basis of their relationship later in life, and it is also the time when children form views on gender roles, relationships and the acceptability of aggression and violence. Children learn much of this from the people around them, so it is essential that positive parenting and home environments free from violence (WHO, 2007)

Child sexual abuse violates a child’s physical and emotional boundaries. Therefore, children need a sense of healthy boundaries and body ownership in order for them to know the difference between “okay” and…

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We must stop the victim blaming language

by CCASA Communications

Once again in media we see the importance of language in telling a story. It sometimes seems that the community and media together are hesitant to come out in support of a survivor of sexual assault and yet very quick to criticize and be skeptical of a survivor’s report of the abuse that happened.

It is time to stop victim blaming language and educate ourselves on the laws of consent, the difficulty in not only bringing charges forward in a sexual assault case but the reporting by a survivor and to understand what constitutes a sexual assault.

In the…

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A tragic loss brings social issue to light

by CCASA Communications

As unfortunate as this story is, it is one that needs to be told. In the town of Cole Harbour Nova Scotia, perhaps normally best known for being the hometown of star hockey player Sidney Crosby, a 17 year old girl took her own life due to the depression that she experienced as a result of a sexual assault she experienced a little over a year ago.

In light of stories over the recent months a lot of attention has been drawn on incidents of high school boys sexually assaulting girls at parties and the harassment and judging that…

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