Study of Canadian sexual assault cases deflates ‘statutory rape’ myth
A study of three years of Canadian case law involving sexual offences against adolescent girls from the ages of 12 to 17 demonstrated that men accused in these cases were, on average, 19 years older than the complainant. Almost half the girls reported sexual abuse by a male family member.
Dec 12, 2019
Right or wrong, kissing girls on stage was part of Drake’s act
CBC interviewed UBC law professor Janine Benedet about a video that recently surfaced showing Canadian rapper Drake kissing and touching a teenager at a concert.
Jan 10, 2019
Ghastly Your Ward News paper goes beyond ‘mere offence’
National Post reported on a court case in Ontario in which UBC professor Janine Benedet spoke about sexual violence against women. The article also appeared in the Montreal Gazette and […]
Dec 6, 2018
Supreme Court case shines light on myths about sexual assault
Janine Benedet, a UBC law professor and an intervener in the case for the Women’s Equality and Liberty Coalition, was quoted in a Toronto Star article about a trial in […]
Oct 11, 2018