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A shocking sentencing decision from the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/rape-victim-inviting-so-no-jail–rape-victim-inviting-so-no-jail-116801578.html

Prof. Karen Bubsy has responded to the decision in a Free Press interview:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/prof-what-is-the-signal-were-sending-here-116801678.html

You can take to the streets and protest this kind of sexism in our legal decision making. A rally has been planned in response to Justice Dewar’s decision.  Its last minute, but its definitely worth the time to express that this kind of decision will not be tolerated.

Justice Dewar: No Means No! Rally
Friday February 25, 12-1pm
Manitoba Law Courts Bldg, 408 York

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154395251284203

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The Canadian Journal of Women and the Law (CJWL) has published Volume 22(2), an issue titled “Ten Years After Jane Doe”. The English language CJWL is based at Robson Hall and Prof. Debra Parkes is the English editor. The journal is an excellent feminist legal resource.

What does it mean to be in a post-Jane Doe era? The current issue of the CJWL probes issues around sexual assault law and features stories on English-Canadian newspapers and sexual assault myths; the legal construct of consent in wife-rape cases in Ontario; victim blaming; and the sexual assault of intoxicated women (and more!)

Find the table of contents here

Read more about this issue of the CJWL and other Jane Doe related work here

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