On this episode, we tackle the culture of unbelieving surrounding cases of sexual assault. First, we discuss the origins of the #MeToo movement. Then we speak with Debra Tomlinson, the CEO of the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS), about improving responder education with the #IBelieveYou movement, and the importance of believing survivors of sexual assault.
On this episode, we discuss everyday acts of Reconciliation and the impact of residential schools on gender relations in Indigenous society. We speak to Gwichya Gwich’in scholar Crystal Fraser about her research into Inuvik’s residential school system and why she thinks it is a feminist issue.
On this episode, we share some of the highlights of Edmonton’s 2015 Slutwalk, paying special attention to the issue of sexual violence in the LGBTQ community. Then we discuss Bernice Yeung’s article, “Under Cover of Darkness, Female Janitors Face Rape and Assault,” which sheds lights on the dangers that female janitorial staff face while on the job.
On this episode we discuss the history of eugenics in Alberta. We talk to Amy Samson, postdoctoral fellow from the department of sociology at the University of Alberta, about some of the details of this history.
In honour of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, we discuss the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre and the Canadian government’s inaction in regards to missing and murdered Aboriginal women. This show features interviews with University of Alberta professor, Dr. Lise Gotell, and First Nations student and activist, Alexandria Wolfe.
Unfortunately there are some audio disturbances in the interview with Dr. Gotell – we apologise for this.