Frequently Asked Questions
Why is there an animated fox in the film?
The animated fox represents the infamous Jane Doe and is how she choose to be portrayed in the film. Her identity cannot be revealed because she is protected by a publication ban, which is granted to women who report their sexual assaults to the police and proceed to trial. Jane Doe is a long-time Toronto activist, writer and lecturer. In 1998, after an 11-year court battle, she successfully sued the Toronto Police Force for gender discrimination and negligence in their investigation of her rape – and sexual assault generally.
Her case set legal precedent and you can learn more about Jane’s work in her book The Story of Jane Doe: A Book About Rape (Random House 2004). She recently covered the trials of Jian Ghomeshi and Mustafa Ururyar for NOW Magazine: https://nowtoronto.com/topics/jane-doe.
Her current project: Sexual Assault: The Roadshow is in it’s second year and provides opportunities across Ontario to use art to talk back to sexual violence: sexualassaultroadshow.org
For more information on the use and efficacy of the publication ban see Jane Doe’s article.
Do you hate men?
When will the film be done?
Great question. We will let you know as soon as we figure that out ourselves.
Why did you call the film Slut or Nut?
The name refers to the dominant tropes that are used to discredit those who are sexually assaulted. Those who are sexually assaulted are often framed as sexually promiscuous and asking for it or are living with a psychiatric disability and are therefore less credible or believable.
These themes regularly occurred throughout the rape trial and we wanted to challenge these discriminatory and extremely problematic characterizations of the sexually assaulted.
How do I contact Mandi Gray?
You can send an email to: email@example.com. You can also follow her on twitter @gotmysassypants. Unless you are a Men’s Rights Activist – then it’s best that you just leave her alone for once.
Do you take donations?
Absolutely. All donations will help us to finish the film, create a great interactive component for our website and to help ensure that as many people as possible see our film.
You can send an e-transfer firstname.lastname@example.org or we can provide an address for you to send a cheque if you send us a quick email.
How can I book you to speak at my event/classroom/conference?
Right now, we are only able to volunteer our time to a limited number of speaking engagements. Fill out our brief form on our Screenings & Workshops page and we will get back to you as soon as we can.