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In the atmosphere of high anxiety surrounding the Supreme Court’s decision in R. v. Sharpe, abnormal and normal collide and fantasy and representation become equated with reality. It is my intent in this short article to explore the complex cultural and political conditions that give meaning to...
The Ideal Victim, the Hysterical Complainant and the Disclosure of Confidential Records: A Case Study of the Implications of the Charter for Sexual Assault LawDownload
This article explores the current state of Canadian law on the production and disclosure of complainants' records to reflect upon the implications of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms for Canadian sexual assault law and jurisprudence. Some scholars assert that the Supreme Court's...
The Perils of Institutionalization in Neoliberal Times: Results of a National Survey of Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault CentresDownload
This article reports on a national survey of Canadian rape crisis and sexual assault centres conducted in 2005. We situate our results in relation to feminist literature on the perils of institutionalization. We argue that institutionalization takes on new forms in the context of neoliberalism...