The Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton is offering some tips for Terry Whitehead after the Ward 8 Councillor said, “we’re ripping and raping parts of this community of jobs, to bring it to the lower city”.
Whiteheads comments came in response to 350 Hamilton Health Sciences administrative jobs being potentially moved from Chedoke Hospital to the Stelco Tower.
Council is discussing whether to approve a $700,000 forgivable city loan to Hamilton Health Sciences to make renovations for the office move.
The Sexual Assault Centre posted a blog, outlining steps Whitehead can take to become a strong ally of sexual assault victims.
Director Lenore Lukasik-Foss says some survivors may feel their experiences are being trivialized.
Whitehead says he respects the centre’s efforts to educate people, but maintains that his use of the word is supported by a dictionary definition of the word rape.
The Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton also shared this video: