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
10.16.17
SEXISM

How Pick Up Artists Migrated from Malls to Dating Apps

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
8.24.17
Festivals

Femme Wave Is Working To Create Safer Spaces

The music and arts festival wants inclusive spaces for the work of ALL women, trans, and non-binary people.
Sarah Ratchford
11.16.16
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
9.20.16
News

Here’s How Ontario’s New Free Legal Advice For Sexual Assault Survivors Will Work

Survivors can now apply for up to four hours of legal advice covered by the province in order to figure out the best course of action post-assault.
Sarah Ratchford
6.30.16
Features

How Do We Stop Drug Deaths at Canadian Music Festivals?

More organizers and promoters want to offer drug testing kits on site, but fear having their operating licenses revoked.
Sarah Ratchford
6.6.16
News

This Is Why Black Lives Matter Toronto Is Demanding a Public Meeting with Police

It took two weeks of protesting for BLMTO to get a response from the government. Here's why they believe that wasn't good enough.
Sarah Ratchford
4.7.16
column

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
3.28.16
column

Why Are Quebec’s Elected Women Officials Avoiding the Feminist Label?

Both the current and former ministers for women issues in Quebec say they are not feminists.
Sarah Ratchford
3.7.16
Stuff

How the System Can Better Respond To Sexual Assault Trials

The Ghomeshi trial made women feel like it was the complainants—and not Ghomeshi—who were charged with crimes. If the system isn't here for survivors of sexual assault, what can be done to fix it?
Sarah Ratchford
2.19.16
column

​Canada’s First Twitter Harassment Trial Sets a Scary Precedent for Women

The Canadian justice system shows once again it is not ready for dealing with the online world.
Sarah Ratchford
1.25.16
ghosting

Why Ghosting Each Other Is So Bad for Young People

Why is dating so hard? Maybe it's because we're bad at communicating.
Sarah Ratchford
1.12.16
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