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Not Over It, Not Fixed and Living a Life Worth Living: A Disability Justice View of Survivorhood  by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Not Over It, Not Fixed and Living a Life Worth Living: A Disability Justice View of Survivorhood

Not Over It, Not Fixed and Living a Life Worth Living: A Disability Justice View of Survivorhood

Recently I was auditioning a new therapist, who asked me, in all sincerity during the intake, if I thought the therapy I’d gotten in my 20s had “resolved my childhood sexual abuse.” 


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How Rape Kits Have Failed Women  by Andrea Quinlan
How Rape Kits Have Failed Women

How Rape Kits Have Failed Women

Ever since it was first dubbed “Ontario’s most successful rapist trap” in a Toronto Star article in 1984, the sexual assault evidence kit has been heralded as a tool to improve survivors’ access to care and justice. However, there is growing evidence that sexual assault kits rarely works in survivors’ interests.

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Sexual Assault: Where Do We Go From Here?  by Janet Nicol
Sexual Assault: Where Do We Go From Here?

Sexual Assault: Where Do We Go From Here?

The Jian Ghomeshi trial last year touched off a national debate about the legal rights of women who have experienced sexual violence.  As a result, legal experts and activists are now calling for a host of legal reforms, changes to justice protocols and greater support for women’s crisis centres.

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