Consider the difference between these two stories:
Corpse of woman assaulted - man convicted
Living woman, in hospital, assaulted by health care professional - man convicted
Guess which one got two years and which got 3 months. Go ahead. Guess.
It makes me sick. It's clear that in the case of the dead woman, the judge just couldn't find a way to say that she brought it on herself. It is completely evident that the lives of living women are not valued in Canadian law. We are treated as complicit to these crimes. Sexual assault is treated as an act of impulse control failure by men who just find women too beautiful to resist instead of the acts of domination and terrorism that they are.