Fighting Back Against Rape

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre

1986, 55:00 minutes, colour, English


The tape's purpose is to dispel myths pertaining to sexual assault, provide information about police and court procedures, sensitize professionals (i.e. hospital staff, guidance counsellors) as to the effects of sexual assault, include discussion as to the prevention of sexual assault, (i.e. women's self defense, also what anti-sexist men's groups are doing re: prevention). As the sexual assault laws in Canada were changed in 1983, there is an in depth interview with a feminist lawyer outlining the changes in the law and expected repercussions because of the change. Among others there are interviews with Rape Crisis Centre counsellors, the Immigrant Women's Centre, a Wendo instructor, a survivor of assault, a woman who was charged with contempt of court for refusing to testify against her rapist.

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