Being in charge of our sexual lives should not mean that we are opening ourselves to an expectation of violence, regardless if we participate in sex for pleasure or work.No one should equate enjoying sex with attracting sexual assault.But after she rebuffed his further advances three times he raped her by the side of the road once they were alone.
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"These statements by Dewar are reinforcing the myth of implied consent and the myth that a victim of sexual assault is ultimately responsible for their own victimisation," said Alanna Makinson of the Canadian Federation of Students, during the protest.
Although this was not a part of Slutwalk, the launch of Slutwalk Toronto on April 3 gave the case national diffusion within Canada. According to the judicial council, Dewar said he wished to "express my unequivocal apology to the (victim) for the hurt she must have experienced from my comments.
He pleaded not guilty at his trial saying he thought the woman had consented to sex.
Dewar rejected his defence but said aspects of it could be considered in sentencing.
Rhodes was sentenced to three years in prison in 2013.