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RINJ Foundation Says University of Calgary Campus Culture and Afghanistan Rape Culture have Too Much in Common


Toronto - November 24, 2011 - Today the RINJ Foundation released detailed information about  another victory against Facebook! A poorly founded University of Calgary Debate Society event with an event page on Facebook has been killed by RINJ.

"This house would hold women partially accountable for rape," was the initial resolution but the debate university shamelessly advertised in its Facebook event page was to "hold women partially accountable for rape prevention".

The university's weak response to complaints was that "People do often debate things they don’t necessarily believe in..."

RINJ maintains in its public documents and mission statements that sex without consent is a criminal sexual assault, a crime that should be punished with mandatory prison time and years of supervised probation; and that victims in the event cannot be blamed for rape, rapists are the criminal perpetrators, victims are the injured innocents!

RINJ spokesperson and co-founder Micheal O'Brien said on Friday,  "RINJ directors are furious. At first we wondered if this was some kind of "Shock and Awe" headline but realized after investigation that a "blame-the-victim" mindset prevails among male students and the anti-rape group's campaign called "Don't Be That Guy" was being railroaded by misogynistic factions on campus.

"The students and Faculty advisers at University of Calgary", he added, "clearly did not have a good grasp of 21st century Canadian views on misogyny; rape; the statistics on rape suggesting male rapists are raping women, not female victims; and that "no" means no!

"Some thinking on women's rights at the University of Calgary," the RINJ spokesman added, "resembles the thinking in the darkest barren valleys of Afghanistan.  We remind the university that in Canada, women now have the right to vote, and women have not ever in Canada's statutes been made accountable for a rapists proclivity to rape. Wake up, women are equal to men in Canada."

To the University of Calgary, the RINJ co-founder advanced, "You live in a very conservative province of Canada under a Conservative Federal Government. The prevalent thinking in the jurisprudence of these regimes is that rapists should be sent to jail for a long time. Rape is no joke and you should think very carefully before ever sharing a view that promotes what  is increasingly being accepted as a major crime in Canada, rape. You wouldn't promote the concept of a gas bar attendant being deserving of an armed robbery, do not under any circumstances promote the concept of a woman deserving to be raped. It is both unlawful and immoral to do so"

RINJ strongly suggests the University of Calgary adopt an educational programme on rape for the entire University.

I am appalled and livid. This is not a simple lapse in judgment; this is horrifying,” wrote posters on the now removed Facebook page. The real victory is that the debate resolution has been cancelled, not just the page.

RINJ Foundation is an international organization based in Toronto and founded by persons in Canada, Britain and Australia.

RINJ seeks removal of web content condoning sexual assault and rape. Allowing this content on social networking sites further normalises a rape culture and the high instance of sexual violence in global society.
1) RINJ reports all inappropriate content to site owners and advertisers as well as law enforcement where that seems appropriate. 
2) RINJ reports to advertisers any ads appearing on pro-rape, pro-child-molestation content pages and groups. 
3) RINJ promotes a global boycott of advertisers and their products advertised on pro-rape content pages.