Under The Rug: What the Sexual Abuse Scandal at My High School Can Teach Us About Womanhood

Featured Illustration: Nadezda Grapes Trigger Warning: The following article describes a sexual abuse scandal at a high school in Toronto, Ontario, and how it reflects the much bigger cultural problem of sweeping abuse under the rug. . . . “Be careful about being alone with him.” I was fifteen. It was one of the first…

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Combating Rape Culture: The Rape Culture Pyramid

Featured Illustration: Hanna Barczyk To combat rape culture, we need to first acknowledge the beliefs and attitudes that perpetuate it within our society. We are looking at only the top of the pyramid; whereas, it is being perpetuated by a chain of behaviors and daily practices. It is about time we look at the bottom…

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You Are Not Damaged Goods

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault Sexual abuse is a topic that is not typically discussed in traditional Indian households. The stigma associated with it is so strong that many victims prefer to stay quiet. I’m also one of those victims who chose to stay quiet. This is my untold story. I was nearly 6 years old when…

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