Sarah Ratchford

sexual assault

The Trouble With Saying 'Me Too'

Survivors are coming together yet again to shed light on high rates of sexual assault. They shouldn’t have to.
Sarah Ratchford
10.17.17
SEXISM

I Tried to Find Out if Pick Up Artists Are Still Influential in 2017

Where have all the pickup artists gone? Have they stopped harassing women? Or are they underground plotting their next big disruption of a shopping mall near you?
Sarah Ratchford
8.25.17
Features

Here's How Clubs Can Help Reduce Sexual Assault and Harassment

From better security training to bystander intervention, six tips for making venues safer for everybody.
Sarah Ratchford
9.21.16
Stuff

I’m Not ‘Credible’ but It Doesn’t Mean I Wasn’t Raped

Why I didn't behave like I was expected to or report my assault to police.
Sarah Ratchford
3.29.16
tech

Did ​Canada’s First Twitter Harassment Verdict Set a Scary Precedent for Women?

Feminists are concerned that a court in Canada has given online harassers too much freedom in attacking women.
Sarah Ratchford
1.27.16
Culture

How to Make Dating Better in 2016

Why is dating so hard? Maybe it's because we're all too quick to ghost one another.
Sarah Ratchford
1.14.16
NSFW

On the Set of Tori Black’s Virtual Reality Porn Debut

We explore the ethics of having sex with a photorealistic avatar of one of the biggest porn stars in the world.
Sarah Ratchford
1.8.16
Stuff

Is Western Yoga Cultural Appropriation? Yes, but That Doesn’t Mean White People Can’t Practice It

We spoke to yogis of color about the University of Ottawa's decision to cancel free yoga classes.
Sarah Ratchford
11.25.15
column

Why Do So Many Of Canada’s Women Columnists Write Like They Hate Women?

As we wait on the verdict in a case involving three criminal harassment charges, two feminists, and one accused stalker, mainstream women columnists in Canada remain committed to making the internet less safe for women.
Sarah Ratchford
8.7.15
Stuff

Hero Woman Refuses to Be Shamed After Her Public Threesome Goes Viral

When women are caught being sexual on the internet, it's still up to them to find a way to control their own stories.
Sarah Ratchford
7.15.15
News

Why Rural Maritimers Are Practicing DIY Abortions

"It's 2015, and it might as well be the 1700s in terms of how women get supported here."
Sarah Ratchford
7.2.15
News

High School Crop-Top Dress Codes Send the Message That School Is for Boys

Dress codes focus primarily on girls' bodies, but young women across Canada are mobilizing to fight the sexist policies.
Sarah Ratchford
5.29.15
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