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Canadian Women's Foundation - Hayden

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Telling Women to “Just Say No” to Alcohol isn’t the Answer

HandcuffsEmily Yoffe’s Slate article and Margaret Wente’s response in the Globe and Mail have received criticism for what they think is good advice for preventing on-campus rapes: women should stop binge drinking.

Telling a woman to avoid drinking to the point of blacking out seems like sound advice. After all, over-drinking can lead to a number of terrible and tragic consequences not only for the drinker (number one that comes to mind is drunk driving).

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Must Reads for the Week of October 17!

Newspaper This week, two International Days relating to women and girls made headlines; sexual assualt and victim blaming was once again in the news and our spirits and hearts were warmed by the stories of two amazing young girls working to change the world!

If you've come across an article you think other readers should know about, leave us a comment and share the link!

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Must Reads for the Week of October 10!

Newspaper Every day, we share articles, blog posts, images and videos that we find interesting with our followers on Twitter and Facebook. These articles speak to issues of violence against women, sexual assault, rape culture and online harassment. They speak to issues of poverty and how society can help women succeed in business. They speak to issues around empowering girls, teaching them media literacy and critical thinking skills and encouraging them to pursue their dreams. Most importantly, these articles help educate our supporters about issues that are being talked about online and offline.

Each week, we will be taking the Top 10 (or so) articles, blog posts, images and videos that were shared online that we think YOU will want to know about.  We’ll be sharing these stories and links on the blog, in our weekly Must Reads. If you have a suggestion for an article you think we missed, leave us a comment and share the link!

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Stop the victim-blaming

Ever wonder why women rarely report sexual assault?

Last week, a group of frosh leaders at St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia came under fire for leading freshman students in a chant encouraging underage rape. These students are from the same province where months earlier, Rehteah Parsons took her own life after being bullied and harassed after her classmates shared pictures of her online taken during her sexual assault.

Yes, victim-blaming is alive and well in Canada.

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