A Canadian woman was able to escape a rape by a flipper after her first visit to a Canadian cinema, according to a new study.
“A woman’s journey to the theatre was something that we always wanted to do,” said researcher Julie Schindler, a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto.
Schindlers study was based on interviews with over 500 women who attended a Canadian film festival in 2006. “
It was a really wonderful experience for me and I’m glad I was able a part of it.”
Schindlers study was based on interviews with over 500 women who attended a Canadian film festival in 2006.
It found that about one-third of the women were assaulted while attending theatres, and about two-thirds were assaulted by strangers.
One-third said they had been raped, while others said they were sexually assaulted but never reported it.
About one-quarter said they experienced some kind of physical assault while attending the festivals, but that most of the assaults were not sexual in nature.
The researchers also found that while many women said they did not report assaults to police, one in four had been the victim of a violent sexual assault, and one in seven had been sexually assaulted.
“These are all things that are still incredibly important to understand,” Schinders said.
“What happens to us as a society when we’re assaulted is something that needs to be looked at and discussed.”
In a statement to CBC News, Flippers Entertainment Inc., the company behind the festival, said that it supports the research, but emphasized that “these findings do not represent a reflection of the overall quality of the Flipper Experience.”
“The Flippers is committed to fostering a safe and positive environment for all participants and we’re pleased that Julie has shared her experiences and her story with us,” the statement said.
A flipper can only be used once at any one time, and only on a specific day.
For instance, if a woman attends a festival in October and goes back to Canada the next year, she will be able only to use it twice.
“But it’s really important to have these types of studies because there are so many other factors that come into play, such as what your friends are doing and how much alcohol you’re consuming,” said Schindsler.
“When we talk about a rape culture, it really means when the perpetrator is in control of you and your body.
It’s not the person who is controlling you.”
While the research did not look at all the sexual assaults that took place at the Flppers, it does show that a large percentage of women who did attend said that they were attacked in the theatre, but did not go to the police or seek help.
One in four said they felt pressured to report the assault to the authorities, while another said they thought they should have.
“I think the flippers was a great experience, but I’m really glad I got to be a part, because it was something I never wanted to have happen to me,” one of the study’s participants, who wanted to remain anonymous, told CBC News.
“Because it was so traumatic and it’s been so long, I don’t want to be the one who feels guilty.”
The women interviewed were all in their late teens and early 20s at the time of the festival.
“That was one of my favourite moments,” one woman said of her first time visiting the Flails.
“At the time, I was very young and I was in my 20s, and I didn’t feel safe and I felt alone.” “
One woman said she felt as if her life had been saved by the Flits, as a woman who had previously been sexually abused. “
At the time, I was very young and I was in my 20s, and I didn’t feel safe and I felt alone.”
One woman said she felt as if her life had been saved by the Flits, as a woman who had previously been sexually abused.
“My life changed in a positive way,” the woman said.