Women Resisting Rape  

Women Resisting Rape
Feminist Law, Practice, Activism
Fall 2009/Winter 2010
Volume 28, Number 1


Table of Contents

Jane Doe, Carol Latchford, Rakhi Ruparelia and Elizabeth Sheehy 3, 5

Activist Voices
A New Chapter in Feminist Organizing: The Sexual Assault Audit Steering Committee by Jane Doe, Amanda Dale and Beverly Bain 6
Uncovering Conceptual Practices: Bringing into "Lived Consciousness" Feminists' Activities on the Toronto Police Sexual Assault Audit and the Follow-up Sexual Assault Audit Steering Committee by Beverly Bain 15
What Women Need Now from Police and Prosecutors: 35 Years of Working to Improve the Police Response for Women Escaping Male Violence by Louisa Russell 28

Sexual Assault on the Campus

You Be Vigilant! Don't Rape! Reclaiming Space and Security at York University by Naoko Ikeda and Emily Rosser 37
Post Script from York U by Brittaney Caron, Alyssa Teekah and Melanie Redford 43
From Outrage to Action: Countering the Institutional Response to Sexualized Violence on University Campuses by Elizabeth Quinlan, Allyson Clarke, and Joanne Horsley 46
If They Don't Tell Us, It Never Happened: Disclosure of Experiences of Intimate Violence on a College Campus by Lori K. Sudderth, Penny A. Leisring and Eric F. Bronson 56
Teaching Sexual Assault: The Education of Canadian Law Students by Rosemary Cairns Way and Daphne Gilbert 67

New Directions in Law

Consent and Coercion in the Law of Rape in South Africa: A Feminist Transformative Approach by Shereen W. Mills 81
Progress Without Results: Lessons from the icty/r and their Relevance to Sexual Assault in Canada by Erin Stevens 90
Unmasking Scientific Controversies: Forensic dna Analysis in Canadian Legal
Cases of Sexual Assault by Andrea Quinlan, Curtis Fogel, and Elizabeth Quinlan 98

Paradigm Shifts

Moving Beyond Rape as a "Weapon of War": An Exploration of Militarized Masculinity and its Consequences by Caitlin Maxwell 108
Does Yes Mean Yes? Exploring Sexual Coercion in Normative Heterosexuality by Hedda Hakvåg 121
Perspectives on Rape in the Canadian Sex Industry: Navigating the Terrain Between Sex Work as Labour and Sex Work as Violence Paradigms by Elya M. Durisin, 128
"I'm Not That Kind of Girl": White Femininity, the Other and the Legal/Social Sanctioning of Sexualized Violence Against Racialized Women by Nicole Pietsch 136
Too Precious for You by Maria-Belén Ordóñez 141


The Common Dandelion by Ilona Martonfi 13
time is a wolf in a cave by Elizabeth Pickett 14
Fourth Grade by Ilona Martonfi 26
The baby in her belly by Carolyne Van Der Meer 27
The Danger of Joan by Joanna M. Weston 55
Magda by Ilona Martonfi 65
Small Black Things by Pamela Richardson 66
Goodbye by Joanna M. Weston 80
The baby in her belly (Part II) by Carolyne Van Der Meer 107
The Workshop by Carolyne Van Der Meer 126
hairline fracture by Elizabeth Pickett 127
Listening In by Joanna M. Weston 127
A Woman's Place by Holly Day 140
Your Wife, The Mechanic by Adrick Brock 140
Souvenir by DeAnna Stephens Vaughn 145
Creation Myths by Joanna M. Weston 145
Night in the city by Stephanie van Wijk 161

Book Reviews

In An Abusive State: How Neoliberalism Appropriated the Feminist Movement Against Sexual Violence reviewed by Emily Rosser 146
Scars reviewed by Andrea Medovarski 147
Trans/Forming Feminisms: Trans-Feminist Voices Speak Out reviewed by Emily van Der Meulen 148
Challenging Lesbian Norms: Intersex, Transgender, Intersectional and Queer Perspectives reviewed by Alisa Grigorovich 149
The Future of Gender reviewed by Kristine Klement 150
The Demons of Aquilonia reviewed by Douglas Gosse 151
Tell Me a Story, Tell Me the Truth reviewed by April Sharkey 152
Fierce Departures: The Poetry of Dionne Brand reviewed by Elaine Jackson 153
Butterfly Tears reviewed by Marlene Ritchie 154
Mothering in the Third Wave reviewed by Katelan Dunn 154
African Women's Movements: Changing Political Landscapes reviewed by Grace Adeniyi Ogunyankin 155
Globalization, Prostitution and Sex Trafficking: Corporeal Politics reviewed by Leeann Townsend 156
The Idea of Prostitution reviewed by Elya Maria Durisin 158
Sexing the Teacher: School Sex Scandals and Queer Pedagogies reviewed by Mary J. Harrison 159
Women and Islam in Early Modern English Literature reviewed by Tabassum F. Ruby 160
War Brides reviewed by Clara Thomas 161

Front Cover
Shary Boyle, "Virus/White Wedding," 2009, plaster and lace, 76cm x 137cm x 46cm.

Back Cover
Shary Boyle, "The Rejection of Pluto," 2008, porcelain, enamel, gilt, mirror, and led lights, 36cm x 25cm x 20cm. Commissioned by the Art Gallery of Ontario in response to their Foggini sculpture depicting the Greek myth, The Rape of Prosperine.

Shary Boyle is a Toronto-based artist whose practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture and performance. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally, with pieces in the National Gallery of Canada, Musee Des Beaux Arts, Montreal, the Paisley Museum in Scotland and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. In 2009 her work was featured at the Fumetto Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland, and included in the exhibition "The Likely Fate of the Man that Swallowed the Ghost" at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Boyle is the 2009 recipient of Canada's Iskowitz Award. Shary Boyle's artwork appears also on pgs. 32, 71, 85, 100, 113.

Artist Statement: My work is representational and often figurative. Through art I attempt to invent an alternate world where life is more fierce, just and fantastical-—one that speaks for women, animals, spirituality, the marginialized and otherworldly. Emotions such as grief, anger, loneliness and euphoria motivate my subjects. There is yearning for an unknown better world, a confrontation of injustice, and an imperative to illustrate female desire from a female perspective. Exploring social taboo, innovations in cross-media and unconventional methods of presentation are central to my practice.