Sexual Consent

Sparking conversations of consent

Wondering who the friendly people are at every festival handing out condoms, making cool buttons and sometimes dressing up like superheroes? If you’ve been to a big event or festival in Yukon, you’ve probably seen the Consent Crew. Made up of four coordinating members and a team of enthusiastic volunteers, the Consent Crew uses conversations …

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Yes, it’s a Men’s Issue

May is Sexualized Assault Prevention month and once again we’re talking about women. Don’t men also suffer from unwanted touching, sexual harassment and even rape? Isn’t it problematic that our society doesn’t provide safe spaces for male victims to openly share how they have been violated? Both are valid questions. Yet this doesn’t change the …

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Challenging Our ideas

When I meet someone new, I am used to being asked what I do for a living. The answer to that question inevitably leads to deeper discussions about the issue of violence against women. A few months ago I had conversation that sat with me for a long time. It started as a discussion about …

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Consent is Sexy

May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre in partnership with Les Essentielles want you to know that Consent Is Sexy. The women’s groups are hosting a handful of events this month and kicked off their campaign with a reading on May 3rd of Chance, a new play by Yukoner Melaina …

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Ask For It!

You know who they are when you see them; they walk around festival grounds with dozens of colourful buttons pinned to them, smiles on their faces, pen and paper in hands, ready to turn your beer-tent-small-talk into a debate about sexualized assault. For the fourth year in a row, the francophone women’s group Les EssentiElles …

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Changing Norms

In one of the many Rhianna songs to get major radio play, the pop star sings: “[you’re] just gonna stand there and watch me burn, but that’s all right because I like the way it hurts, [you’re] just gonna stand there and hear me cry, but that’s all right….” The song reminds us of how …

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