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"Most commonly, their male partner films their consensual sexual encounter, sometimes surreptitiously. He then posts (or threatens to post) it online to platforms such as PornHub, to coerce the woman into staying in the relationship or conversely, to punish her for leaving. Such a video being posted on the internet (and often remaining there permanently) can have a devastating impact on the lives, livelihoods and social relationships of the targeted women."

By Laurel McBride
April 11, 2023

Interview with Izabella Forzani from the Brazilian group Recuse A Clicar, which stands for "Refuse to Click" in English. The group does public education around the impact of pornography on women and is calling for men and women to stop watching pornography.

October 14, 2021

Working on the frontlines has informed us on how women are impacted by pornography. Our collective member Sophia Hladik shares Vancouver Rape Relief's demands with regards to MindGeek, and revenge porn, before her interview with Meghan Donevan from the Sweden based organization Talita, who supports women exiting the porn industry.

October 13, 2021

In recent years we have talked to a growing number of women who have been blackmailed and threatened by their former male partners that they will distribute intimate photographs and videos unless she agrees to have sex with him again or resume their relationship. Women in our transition house tell us that the abusive husbands whom they are fleeing have profited off pornographic videos of them for years and continue to do so. 

September 25, 2021

Vancouver Rape Relief provided a brief to the committee and is please with some of the recommendations made by the ETHI Committee

June 18, 2021

Vancouver Rape Relief’s Submission to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics - House of Commons

By Sophia Hladik
February 17, 2021

In today’s world, in the pornographer’s empire, women as an oppressed class are left to choose from: being a prude, which is equated with refusing pornography OR being a “sexually liberated” woman who owns her sexuality by accepting the imagined, misogynistic portrayal of the female sexuality (if you could even call it that).

By Da Hye Son
December 31, 2020

With Radical Girlsss, the Movement of Young Women of the European Network of Migrant Women.

November 30, 2020

The speak took place at the Montréal Massacre Memorial 2016

December 3, 2016

"Property crime was in the tradition of feminist activism all the way back to the suffragettes."

By Lee Lakeman

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