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Maclean's Magazine: Apologize for publishing Barbara Amiel's victim-blaming piece on Steubenville

Amiel's article in Maclean's, "Land mines in our sexual landscape", not only blames the Steubenville rape victim and minimizes the seriousness of rape, it also excuses child pornography as 'harmless'.

This is beyond an offensive personal opinion. This is hateful material that condones child pornography and rape as "minor vices". Further, it claims these are merely the results of a society that permits things like gay relationships and transgender people.

Media outlets have the power to turn the tides of rape culture and Maclean's has done the exact opposite. This attack is not acceptable. We as readers have come to expect a much higher quality of material from Maclean's and we demand an apology.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Maclean's Magazine
    Mark Stevenson
  • Columnist for Maclean's
    Barbara Amiel
  • Maclean's Magazine
  • Member of Provincial Parliament
    Hon Glen R. Murray
  • Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
    Minister of Culture
  • Maclean's Magazine
    Customer Service
  • Member of Parliament, Toronto Centre
    Bob Rae

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