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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
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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
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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
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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
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​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
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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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Behind the Scenes 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
1.7.16
Stuff

The Year in Sex: Sluts Against Harper, Inspirational Threesomes, and the Future of VR Porn

Not to mention some amazing advancements in penis-enlargement technology. Hurray!
Sarah Ratchford
12.31.15
Stuff

VICE Canada’s Most Read Stories of 2015

We like to give the people what they want, so here's the stories you found the most fascinating and horrifying this year.
VICE Staff
12.30.15
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Justin Trudeau’s Throne Speech Makes No Mention of Reforming Unsafe Sex Work Laws

While the government claims it will launch an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and work on policies to curb violence against women, not a word was said about the laws putting sex workers in danger.
Sarah Ratchford
12.7.15
Stuff

Is Western Yoga Cultural Appropriation? Obviously, but That Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Practice It

We spoke to yogis of colour about the University of Ottawa yoga controversy and how to enjoy yoga and not be a shitty person.
Sarah Ratchford
11.25.15
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