If you’re in Canada you will know that today marks the start of the trial of former CBC darling Jian Ghomeshi, who is being accused of four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking.
We have been thinking about how to have mindful, generative, public discussions about rape culture for a long while here at Hook and Eye, and our thinking is built on our identification as feminist academics.
If you’re looking to think with us I have pulled some of our writing on the subject from the archives, as well as one brilliant piece by Lucia Lorenzi which was originally published at rabble.ca
Lucia Lorenzi at rabble.ca on how the burden of healing is still placed on women.
Erin, a year later, on the how the Ghomeshi scandal changed her.
Erin, asking what it is going to take to have sustained and generative public discourse about rape culture.
Jana, on reading the comments.
Erin, on healthy communities and mentorship in the wake of public revelations of misogyny in Canadian literary circles.
And Erin again on restorative justice, social media, and why it is important that #BeenRapedNeverReported hashtag went viral.
And Erin once more, with an open letter to Rex Murphy about why language matters when we are talking about rape culture, racism, and systemic violence.