Women have long experienced unwanted sexual advances — and women who are vulnerable because of racism, colonialism, poverty or living circumstances are more likely to experience harassment and assault.
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In 1988, Anne Innis Dagg, a zoologist and feminist activist who has spoken publicly about facing gender discrimination in her work and in universities, published MisEducation: Women and Canadian Universities, detailing the sexism female students faced.
Protestors attend a 2013 rally at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax to express concerns over a chant that promoted rape culture. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan