Ghome­shi con­vic­tion won’t change much

NOW Magazine - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

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

Toronto

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