Intoxication Is No Excuse!

I don’t usually get involved in political or ethical dramas, but I feel that our voices need to be heard on this one.

The Ontario Court of Appeals has passed new ruling that is absolutely outrageous! Intoxication is now considered an excuse for sexual assault. It doesn’t matter whether you are in a relationship, on a first date, a sex worker, trans female….it is BY NO MEANS ok for someone to rape you or physically abuse you.

People (and not just women) across Canada are horrified and outraged. There has been a public outcry for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney-General to immediately overturn this decision. Luckily, we have the power of Social Media, and politicians on our side. Jill Andrew, an NDP MPP for Toronto–St. Paul’s, the Official Opposition Women’s Issues critic, is one such ally. She has started an online petition which is currently closing in on 120,000 signatures.

Please let your voice be heard in this matter! Go to the link below, and sign the petition. You don’t have to have your details shared publicly. It is hard enough for victims of sexual assault and violence to come forward as it is. Victims deserve justice, abusers don’t need more excuses!

Sign the petition here:

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Published by jenmcnaughton

Born in Scotland, I moved to Canada in 1980 with my family. I was 10. I became homesick in my 20's, and longed for my beloved Scotland. Happily, I recently returned home for good! I am a photographer, freelance writer and bestselling author, and entrepreneur. I am an animal lover and advocate. My other hobbies include exploring, collecting sea glass, reading and music.

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