Cornwall Ontario – Oddly enough we media types read our competition, even minor competition, and that’s why it’s utterly astounding to read words quoted from Angela Vinet, the Exec Director of Sexual Assault Support Services in Cornwall.
Vinet is hopeful the movement will be a catalyst for greater change, allowing women to feel safer in their daily lives. While, unfortunately, things like catcalling and unwanted physical advances have become normalized in our society, women should feel comfortable speaking out against this kind of harassment.
“If someone’s acting inappropriately, it’s okay to call them out on it,” said Vinet. “We should feel more comfortable in standing up in those moments.”
CFN spoke with Angela Vinet of SASS, the group that the event was for, who said that she’d read the article and would distance herself from the story although she did send an email afterwords distancing herself from her distancing comment. Nearly 24 hours later she still has not responded to our request for an email statement.
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