With radical feminism on the rise and the recent Jian Ghomeshi case in the headlines, sexual assault and consent have been topics heavily covered in the mainstream media in Canada.
Today it was announced that Ghomeshi will likely avoid a second trial, so we can expect a wave of more articles from Huffington Post, the Toronto Star and other leftwing media outlets titled "Canada's problem with sexual assault" or "How Canada ignores victims."
Outside court houses, women are stripping down and painting #BelieveWomen on themselves, protesting when men are found not guilty of assault. How real are their concerns, though? Is this issue actually being ignored and getting worse? If so, this is a horrifying prospect for Canada.
However, the reality appears to be very different from what is being portrayed by the media.
On this episode of "Standoff," my guests -- men's rights activist Karen Straughan and feminist writer Liana Kerzner -- talk about our sexual assault laws, feminism, false allegations, Ghomeshi and the rise of hysteria over these issues in Canada.