Addressing Sexual Violence at Ontario Universities in the Context of Rising Anti-Feminist Backlash

  • Emily Colpitts York University
Keywords: anti-feminist backlash, Canadian universities, men's rights, sexual violence


In this paper, I argue that anti-feminist backlash at Canadian universities is fuelled by, and has a significant impact on, anti-violence efforts on campus and, in particular, whether and how they engage with male students and normative constructions of masculinity.

Author Biography

Emily Colpitts, York University

Emily M. Colpitts is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Feminist Research at York University. Focusing on the context of Canadian universities, her research addresses the struggle over the power to define gendered and sexualized violence and how this struggle informs prevention efforts and responses.

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