"Responding to a rising tide of sexual assault allegations involving ex-CBC host Jian Ghomeshi, Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair urged victims of any such crimes to come forward — promising to respect their rights, connect them to services, and investigate their complaints “with compassion and professionalism.”
Why then do so few women report sexual assault?
A letter addressed to Blair and sent to Star columnist Rosie DiManno as a Letter to the Editor reveals the chilling experience of someone who did what Blair suggests and learned that taking an abuser to court may only compound the pain and humiliation of the original attack.
The text of the letter appears below, with its author’s name withheld to protect her privacy."
The U.S. government operated 100 boarding schools for American Indians on and off reservations. One expert says the schools were part of a strategy to conquer Indians. Students who attended them were required to talk and dress as mainstream Americans.
The theft of endangered and rare flowers has led botanical gardens to go to extreme measures to protect their plants, locking them down with cables and installing CCTV. But is this enough to preserve such species?
The gently swaying trees and luscious foliage of the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire hardly look like a crime hotspot. Young families amble with pushchairs and pensioners take tea and cake.
WASHINGTON -- One of the nation's leading poultry processors exposed its line workers to painful musculoskeletal injuries and discouraged them from reporting those injuries to doctors, an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administra...
A video showing a young woman being pestered by catcallers has gone viral, re-igniting the debate about street harassment.
A woman walks along the streets of New York City, minding her own business. Men call out at her: "What's up beautiful?", "Nice!", "Hey baby!". When she ignores them, she is admonished ("Smile!", "You should say thank you more"). At one point a man walks alongside her in silence for over five minutes, despite her obvious discomfort. In total she encounters over 100 comments in 10 hours - not including many more non-verbal signals like winks and whistles.
The folks at the NYT apparently haven't been reading much about the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Pact (TTIP) or the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP), including what appears in the pages of the NYT. If they had done their homework, the paper wouldn't be
WASHINGTON (AP) — Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay the U.S. government a $100 million civil penalty to end a two-year investigation into overstated gas mileage figures on window stickers on 1.2 million vehicles. The pen...
Governor Walker is passing it off as an election-eve dirty trick, but he is now a plaintiff in a lawsuit that will require him to substantiate his decision to proclaim $7.25 an hour to be a "living wage".
Let’s assume—despite what most liberals suspect—that the most vocal voter ID boosters are sincere. That, as National Review’s Rich Lowry argues in Politico, they want nothing more than to protect the vote from fraud with a minor imposition on the time and effort of prospective voters. “Where you come down...
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