Two weeks ago I blogged about a Manitoba judge’s sentencing for a rapist:
Today I found this spot-on blog post that begins with the very same judge (blog written by Krista Ball):
The bigger picture, aside from a single judge’s sentencing, is the depiction of rape. It’s not about sex, it’s not about a “misunderstanding,” it’s about power and control.
It’s about teaching consent, so sorely missing because of embarrassment and/or shame around sex. Open discussion around these difficult topics would remove some of the stigma, and perhaps even result in a few more young women recognizing how to set their own boundaries and NOT GET RAPED.