Ghomeshi conviction won’t change much
The four articles in the last issue covering the Ghomeshi trial do not refer to the decades- old statistic that only 6 per cent of sexual assaults ever get reported and only 10 per cent of those ever lead to a conviction.
Hitching all your hopes for changes in the law or the justice system to one high- profile case reminds me of the Einstein definition of insanity. Even a conviction in this case will not change the incidence of low reporting and high acquittal.
At least Antonia Zerbisias and Jane Doe offer a few activist options that may lead to cultural and systemic solutions. Ray Fredette