Tag Archives: sexual assault

‘Twas the night before Christmas…

Domestic abuse is not a “women’s issue.”

Myrna Driedger, MLA Winnipeg Manitoba Progressive Conservative (PC) caucus
Myrna Driedger
Broadway Journal

Deck the Halls… Joy to the World… Silent Night… As we rush around doing our shopping and getting ready for Christmas, we hear Christmas carols and dream of family get-togethers, chestnuts roasting in an open fire, shortbread cookies and all the wonderful sights and smells of Christmas. But do we set ourselves up for failure? Do we have unreasonable expectations of providing an idyllic experience over the holidays? Continue reading ‘Twas the night before Christmas…

It’s time to deal with sexual assault

As a society we have to protect these victims by empowering them to come forward without fear of shame or guilt. We need tougher criminal penalties for the assailants. We need to make sure that violence will not be tolerated.

Myrna Driedger, MLA Winnipeg Manitoba Progressive Conservative (PC) caucus
Myrna Driedger
Broadway Journal

Recently an award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician, and producer was fired over allegations he participated in non-consensual rough sex with females. He is quoted as saying these actions were consensual. Several females have come forward with similar stories and all say his behavior was not consensual. Due to his celebrity status it does put the issue of violence against women on front-page news. Continue reading It’s time to deal with sexual assault