Opinion Piece: Supreme Court decides on the definition of consent, part II: The Ruling.

Last year, I wrote an article about a case before the Supreme Court of Canada regarding the definition of sexual consent. The question was: is consent to protected sex separate from consent to unprotected sex? On July 29, the court ruled, yes. The case is called R v. Kirkpatrick. Ross Kirkpatrick was accused of sexual assault because he didn’t wear a condom when his partner asked him to. Removing or not putting a condom on behind a partner’s back is known as 'stealthing'. The incident happened in March 2017, when the complainant (Jane Doe) met Kirkpatrick on Tinder and decided

By |Wed, Aug 31st, 2022, 11:47AM|Opinions|

How Are UWindsor Students Feeling in the Wake of Sexual Assault Reports & Allegations at Western University?

Trigger Warning: This article includes discussions of sexual assault which may be upsetting to some readers. On Friday, September 17, at noon, about 9,000 students at Western University participated in a walkout from class, as reported by Global News.  The goal of this walkout? To protest what students termed “a culture of misogyny” on campus following a series of sexual assault reports and allegations the week prior.  Allegations that up to 30 women were drugged and sexually assaulted at Medway-Sydenham Hall—a first-year residence at the University—surfaced online, as reported by CBC News. These allegations have not been confirmed or formally

By |Tue, Oct 5th, 2021, 1:51PM|News|
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