Opinion: Weinstein case shows deeper problems

This week in Hollywood, Ariel Winter was spotted having a candid kiss with boyfriend Levi Meaden in an Los Angeles grocery store, Kylie Jenner posted a busty photo on Instagram- and leading movie producer Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexually assaulting 34 women and counting. In just one week, the climate in the entertainment industry changed, as multiple women came forward with their stories of a predator. On Oct. 11, Cara Delevingne posted on Instagram that Weinstein had tried to coerce her to kiss another woman in his hotel room. They had worked together when Weinstein produced the 2015 film Paper Towns and met up to discuss a new movie role. Delevingne wrote that she was instructed to accept Weinstein’s […]

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Letter: Sexual Violence Policy criticism warrants changes now

Carleton’s Sexual Violence Policy is a product of the provincial government passing Bill 132 in 2016. The Bill outlines that all Ontario universities who receive public funding are required to develop a sexual violence policy that outlines resources available to survivors, the reporting process, and requires input from the students as well as revision at least once every three years. Although Carleton University presented many drafts of the policy and consulted with both students and staff over the policy, it was evident that it was a rush for Carleton to establish a cohesive and competent sexual assault policy by the January 2017 deadline. On Dec. 1, 2016, however, the policy was presented to and passed by the Board of Governors. […]

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Letter: Rape culture language is unacceptable

I’m walking across campus to my first class of the year, looking forward to the new term and to meeting my new students. I’m a little nervous, mostly excited. But my focus is interrupted by a group of four students, all guys, walking behind me. They’re using deeply misogynist, toxic, sexually objectifying language to describe a female acquaintance of theirs and laughing about it. My stomach flips, my heart starts racing, I shrink into myself. They are speaking at a volume that makes it impossible not to hear them, and I couldn’t have been the only one who did. Do I turn around and confront them? Do I say nothing, keep going, and hope none of them turn out to […]

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Opinion: Educate frosh about sexual violence

I am certain that many individuals would praise the fact that Carleton frosh facilitators advertise sexual assault support services on their jerseys and would commend the fact that Diversity and Sexual Violence was the first topic to be discussed during the Fall Orientation leader training. The Consent Team implemented by student group Our Turn is also a good step forward. The truth of the matter, however, is that in comparison to the sexual violence ravaging universities across the country, these efforts are meagre in combatting this epidemic. Upon closer inspection, it becomes apparent how these bright initiatives and promising pursuits often do not yield much progress in advancing consent education and reducing sexual violence during frosh. For example, although we […]

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Sex Blog: Party hard, party safe

Congratulations on your graduation from high school! You have officially moved on to post-secondary education, where people complain constantly about their dire need for sleep, yet continue to attend frat parties on Tuesdays. University is also a great source of confusing student politics, awkward conversations with important people, over-caffeinated adolescents and random philanthropic causes. As Monica Geller said to a very wet, unwed Rachel Green: “Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” This new, real-world experience begins with a hype week of wild activities and lit event nights hosted by Carleton’s Student Experience Office, also known as frosh week. Below are a few must-follow tips to ensure a smooth start to your university experience: Don’t let […]

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