Canadian society, especially the justice system, just isn’t ready to hear women when they speak the truth…

This is an amazing post detailing all the conditioning, socialization, and patriarchal f*ckery that women have to fight through, just to be heard.

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There’s a question people keep asking about the Ghomeshi trial, and I was up most of last night trying to think of how to answer it. I finally shut my brain off by picturing, in as much detail as possible, a solid wall of packed dirt in the dark above me. I spent the rest of the night mentally attacking my invisible wall. When I finally went to sleep it was what I dreamed about.

Between pretend punches, the words crept in.
Why
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did
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they
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lie?

If they were telling the truth about the assaults, why did they lie about other things? Why didn’t they just tell the truth?

Manipulative
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Deceptive”
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Why?

I’d like to try to answer that question for you because I’m in an oddly perfect position to do so.

As the verdict of the Ghomeshi case came out, I…

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