It is a unique form of sexism which seeks to silence a woman for doing what has traditionally been a man’s job a little too well for some people’s taste. 668 more words
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In recent months, there has been a dizzying array of controversies focused on sexual assault. From the trial of Jian Ghomeshi, to the judicial inquiry into Justice Robin Camp, to systemic and horrific abuse of indigenous women, Canadians may be forgiven for thinking that their country is awash in sexual violence against which the criminal justice system stands helpless. 644 more words
Recently there have been news stories questioning Bishop’s University’s decision to invite Marie Henein to speak on our campus next February.
Henein is a criminal defence lawyer who has defended numerous types of cases including acting on behalf of former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi in his sexual assault trial. 489 more words
Whenever university students raise opposition to having a controversial figure speak on campus, it is reasonable to think about what values and thoughts are being conveyed by the resistance. 678 more words
Decision to have Ghomeshi lawyer Marie Henein speak at universities perpetuates rape culture, critics say
ANTIGONISH, N.S. — The choice of Jian Ghomeshi’s lawyer as a speaker at four Canadian universities is sparking debate on one Nova Scotia campus.
Marie Henein, a prominent Toronto defence lawyer, is scheduled to speak at Bishops University in February, with the presentation live-streamed to St. 540 more words