By Josh Gilman: Dear National Post. I appreciate your desire to print a diversity of opinions. But as a father of four, a husband, and….. actually no, caveats don’t matter, I don’t need additional qualifications. As a human. Who respects others humans. I am perplexed as to why you have for the third time, printed a mind-numbingly ignorant article on … Read More
Love Gives Me the Strength to Fight
By Laura Davis The door clicks shut as he exits the room. My mind is still racing with arguments half-formed, and unspoken. This is unfair. This isn’t all my fault. You can’t just leave as soon as things get complicated. And, quieter: I can’t deal with this on my own. Still angry, I turn to Facebook and flip through posts. … Read More
Why Do Men Keep Treating Me Like Dirt?
Sometimes we receive letters from people expressing the truth about porn that we just need to print them verbatim. Here is one from a young woman who knows the truth about porn and is speaking up. “Is it what I look like, or who I am? Why do men keep treating me like dirt?” I was speechless for a moment … Read More
“I didn’t know the difference between rape and love”: Laura’s Story
The following was originally sent to us a few months ago after the release of Jonathon Van Maren’s Culture War. It communicated the world that young women are are growing up in so well that we asked if we could post it. This brave young women edited it slightly and sent it back in the format of a blog post. … Read More
Why a rage-fueled hatred of pornography is a good thing
Warning: This article contains references to disgusting things you may wish you never knew about. Maturity and a strong stomach advised. I’m sitting at my desk and I’m angry. I’m furious. I never swear, but a word I wouldn’t want my mother to hear me say shoots out of my mouth. My phone rings, I say “hello,” and when my … Read More
Jian Ghomeshi and Our Culture of Sexual Violence
By David Hilder & Strength To Fight Staff Jian Ghomeshi, former host and co-creator of the CBC radio show Q, is more well-known today than when he was on the air. Despite his fourteen years of hard work in public broadcasting, a time he looks back on to describe himself as having “always tried to be a good soldier and … Read More
Are We Forgetting Something?
By Colette Aikema Porn is a problem. We know this. We’ve heard it many times before. We know it is extremely addictive. We know it destroys the human brain the same way heroin does. We know it destroys marriages. We know it creates abusers and rapists. We know it perpetuates human trafficking. But have we ever thought about how it affects … Read More
Four Rape Myths Exposed
By Daniel Gilman: “You weren’t raped,” my friend was told. “If you didn’t fight back enough to make the assailant cry out, then you didn’t resist enough for it to be called rape.” My friend had gone on a missions trip and was sexually assaulted by one of the other volunteers. When she told her mentor, my friend was told … Read More