Annotated Bibliography

1. TMJ4. 2018. An Event Empowering Survivors of Sexual Assault

An article/video describing a positive event that empowers people who have been assaulted or abused. The event raises money for charities and has 24 hour hotlines for victims of sexual assault. It is a good way to help the community and those who may be to afraid to speak, by letting them tell their stories with no judgements. 

2. Teen Vogue. Emily Wangs. 2018. Ed Westwick Has Been Accused of Sexual Assault by a Fourth Woman

Another famous, powerful man, has been accused of rape/sexual assault by four different woman. The problem with this is how many fans he actually has, who are defending him instead of attempting to believe the woman he may have hurt. 

3. CBC News. Judy Trinh. 2018. 'I said stop': Ottawa woman accuses Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard of rape

This article recounts the abuse of Canadian bandmates from Hedley, specifically Jacob Hoggard who is the lead singer. There are graphic details written through the article as the victim describes what was done to her. It shows again that people in power have the opportunities to abuse it often. 

4. 2018. From Student Affairs: Supporting survivors of sexual assault

This is a collage article in Colorado that shows the steps a Collage/University can take in hopes of preventing sexual assault and the ways to deal with an assault survivor should they come and talk to you. It also gives contact numbers and emails for anyone willing to help or need help. 


This article is written by a feminist organization website called We Are Your Voice and they focus in on activist topics, one being sexual assault. This particular posts focuses on the victims of sexual assault, some who aren't believed and others who are too hurt to move on. It helps them cope and gives them a reason to express their anger, because they are safe, especially on the website. 

6. CBC News. 2018. Sexual assault survivors' stories illustrated with clothes they were wearing. 

This article by CBC News is entirely dedicated to rape victims who have been slut-shamed-and abused- for what they were wearing. It's to showcase the idea that it doesn't, and shouldn't, matter what someone was wearing at they time they got assaulted. There are so many variety of clothing in this article that proves slut-shaming needs to be stopped. 

7. TheConversation, Tricia Serio 2018. Colleges must confront sexual assault and sexual harassment head on.

By using statistics, this article showcases the problem many universities have with sexual assault and gives a list of solutions to help with campus' and security deal with it in a safe and reliable way. Without shaming the victims or blaming anyone but the accused. 

8. Cincinatti. James Pilcher. 2018. How sexual harassment starts on campus: One student's story. 

This article deals with a person of authority abusing his power towards a student on the campus of their school. This article provides an in-depth look at one student's story surrounding her accuser and how she had the strength to acknowledge what he had done. It is not just students who are capable of hurting others.

9. CNN. Sophie Tatum. 2018. Trump declares April National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Despite being accused of numerous sexual assaults himself, Trump and his presidential team have decided to name April as sexual assault awareness month. This month has already been an awareness month since 2001, but Trump has issued a statement decreeing, despite rumours of his own misconducts. 

10. Global News.  Nancy Benac And Calvin Woodward. 2017. As sex assault allegations topple the rich and powerful, here’s why Donald Trump has survived

This article highlights the reason that people like Donald Trump and Brock Turner are able to get away with the things they have done/been accused of. Money, race, power, gender are all taken into consideration as allow these men to walk free with no consequences. 

11. Drexler, P. (2017) Are men really clueless about sexual harassment?, CNN.

Peggy Drexler's article delves into the societal impact of men who are included in sexual harassment, specifcally the TimesUp movement, and the role they play as both victim and perpetrator. In terms the male gender,  Drexler explores the idea that men could be programmed by society and it's standards into a rooted sexist perspective and are forcefully ignorant. The idea of 'boys will be boys' is explored in the article as well. It is not blaming men, merely trying to understand the general behaviour of men in situations that call for action against violence, rape and assault. 

12. Blow, C. (2017) This is a Man Problem. 

Charles M Blow's article is written much like Drexler's, only from the perspective of the male gaze. His article confronts toxic masculinity and it's play in today's world, in terms of rape culture and the responsibility of both men and women. He also talks about society's pressure upon men, without making them the victim or taking away the seriousness of sexual assault survivors and how we, as a group, must recognize that women are not responsible for men's behaviour, despite wearing too little, smiling a lot or being intoxicated. 

13. Walton, Gerald. What Rape Culture Says About Masculinity. October 16th 2017.  The Conversation.

This article by Gerald Walton is an important piece in the world of today, specifically due to the Time'sUp and Metoo! movements. This focuses on men's role in the system, and in rape culture, and how necessary it is to teach men NOT to rape, instead of teaching women to NOT get raped. This article also sheds light on how men may believe rape culture exists, but are filled with gaps in terms of knowledge about the actual topic. 

14. Anonymous. How the Justice System Let's Sexual Assault Victims Down. September 2nd 2016. ABC.

This anonymous written article focuses in on her own sexual assault, and compares it to the Brock Turner case. This is a first hand account on her horrid experience and how victim blaming creates a huge problem for the justice system, the defendant and the mental health of the victim. Victim blaming seems to be a quick way to get out of doing hard time, or reflecting on the pain caused. It is easy to say 'she was wearing too short a skirt," rather than admit that wrong was truly done. There are also phenomenal statistics in this article that show Turner's case is not necessarily a unique one.