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Diversity and Inclusion Film Series: UnSlut
November 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In 2013, 17-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons took her own life. The Halifax teenager had been gang-raped a year and a half earlier by her classmates and labeled a “slut” as a result. Despite transferring schools many times, she could not escape constant cyber harassment and in-person bullying. Rehtaeh’s is not the only story like this to make headlines in recent years. Why is the sexual shaming of girls and women, especially sexual assault victims, still so prevalent in the United States and Canada? UnSlut: A Documentary Film features conversations with those who have experienced sexual shaming, including the family and friends of Rehtaeh Parsons. Through interviews with sexuality experts, advocates and media figures, the film explores the causes and manifestations of sexual shaming in North America and offers immediate and long-term goals for personal, local and institutional solutions.