Sarah Ratchford

Festivals

Femme Wave Is Working to Create Safer Spaces

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

Here Are Six Ways Clubs Can Help Reduce Sexual Assault and Harassment

From better security training to bystander intervention, these are some tips for making venues safer for everybody.
Sarah Ratchford
9.20.16
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 Black Lives Matter Toronto to get a response from the government. Here's why they believe that wasn't good enough.
Sarah Ratchford
4.7.16
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
3.28.16
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
1.25.16
The VICE Guide to Making 2016 Better Than 2015

Why Ghosting Each Other Is So Bad for Young People

Why is dating so hard? Maybe it's because everyone is so bad at communicating.
Sarah Ratchford
1.13.16
porn

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

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
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