Category Archives: Date Rape

Don’t be THAT GUY. Consent isn’t difficult to understand.

“Canadian law has a broad definition of sexual assault. It doesn’t only include sexual intercourse but also unwanted sexual grabbing, kissing, fondling, and other sexualized activities. And the responsibility for getting consent is, by law, on the person initiating the activity.” Read Hoffington Post on what consent looks like “Ultimately, consent is about communication, verbal and physical. Just taking the time to read someone’s signals, or even to check in verbally and ask if everything is good, is helpful. The burden shouldn’t be placed on the partner to say “No,” … Continue reading

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Dating violence. What parents think they know and what is really happening.

Parents, learn the language and communication devices/methods then start a dialog where you ask, listen and do not judge. Don’t be like this mother shown below, lecturing. You will be shut out. Among their findings: Teens and young adults think adults generally disrespect or distrust their dating relationships Youth said adults were “likely unaware or uninformed” about topics like technology and social media as they play a role in relationships, as well as the frequency and triviality of sex among teens. Teens said sex was “far less tied to emotions, … Continue reading

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Kamloops, British Columbia YWCA Women’s shelter thanks you.

Thank you from me personally and from the women receiving shelter and protection at the Kamloops YWCA Women’s Shelter Kamloops YWCA. My December royalty cheque for “Wyoming Secrets” and “30,000 Secrets” went to them to assist in their operation in offering safety and regrouping to sexual and domestic assault survivors. “Kamloops YWCA @KamloopsY December 1st the kids at the Y Women’s Shelter wake up to a Christmas house and this year Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang have shown up! Holidays are a stressful time of year please donate and … Continue reading

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Confidence. Skills. Mind-Set. No Fear

“… (he) chose to make unwanted advances, sexual innuendos and other inappropriate comments.” Cheryl Chapman in “30,000 Secrets”. Skills. No Fear “…(He) rushed her from behind, pushing her up against the bulkhead (wall) and began groping her, running his hand up and down her bare leg. Expecting Chapman to respond as most women would with aggression to escape, he met a very calm female who quietly encouraged him, whispering in his ear that his touch was enjoyable.” Chapman had finished her speech to the G-8 representatives and was relaxing in … Continue reading

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Rebecca Simpson’s musing on “No Means No” and other violence issues against women.

Guest blogger Rebecca Simpson, Secret Service Agent from “Wyoming Secrets a “J” Team Novel. “If you see something, say something… to your neighbors and the Police” “What part of ‘No means No’ don’t you understand?” is a question to which some men have no answer. 1,000 women are either physically or sexually assaulted weekly and only 10 percent of incidents are actually reported. Over 60 percent of you know at least one woman who has been sexually or physically assaulted. In 2010 there were 582 known reports of missing or … Continue reading

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Sexual Assault…does the pattern start as teenagers? What is your take?

Many men subscribe to the belief that snapping a girl’s bra strap is not sexual assault and that the girl was not justified in dropping the guy. http://www.sun-gazing.com/girl-boy-snapped-bra-school/ Where do you stand on the issue? Global TV’s Robin Stickley has this to say: http://www.vancouversun.com/touch/story.html?id=10749152 Sarah Daniels discusses the rampant social disgrace with Global’s Jill Krop. http://globalnews.ca/video/1849020/tv-host-sarah-daniels-speaks-out-about-sexual-violence The mentality often starts in junior high and is fueled through the years at parties and similar functions. Why are males not educated in, “No means No”? I have taught many teen sexual survivors … Continue reading

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