“They Say ‘Stay Home,’ We Say ‘Fight Back!’”
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TORONTO -- Last night at Christie Pits, hundreds of people gathered with one clear focus – stopping rape culture in their community. The event, organized by social activists Farrah Khan, Anni Spadafora and Liz Brockest was a call to action based on the recent string of sexual assaults in the nearby area.
Though organized mainly on Facebook and through word of mouth, a large and spirited crowd gathered at the park at 7 p.m., including many local politicians.
Cheri DiNovo, MPP for Parkdale and High-Park spoke passionately about her 45 years of “taking back the night,” and her desire to see a safer world for her grandchildren.
“What I’m really here to say is, ‘you’re not alone,’” she said in an interview. “This is not about the way a woman dresses, or about the way a woman looks. We don’t ask men what they were wearing, we don’t ask men to stay off the streets at night. We shouldn’t have to do it for our daughters.”
Other prominent local politicians included NDP MPP J
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