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Dusty Johnstone

Dusty Johnstone, a learning specialist in women’s and gender studies discusses her dissertation research in the September issue of the Canadian fashion magazine, Flare. Dusty Johnstone, a learning specialist in women’s and gender studies discusses her dissertation research in the September issue of the Canadian fashion magazine, Flare.

Fashion magazine to discuss study on women’s struggle to label rape experiences

Learning specialist in women’s and gender studies, Dusty Johnstone, discusses her dissertation research on women’s struggle to label rape experiences in the September issue of the Canadian fashion magazine, Flare.

Dusty JohnstoneDusty Johnstone's research involved interviewing 10 women who had been sexually assaulted but didn't label their experience as such.

Acknowledging sexual assault focus of PhD thesis

Even though by the letter of the law they may have been sexually assaulted, an alarming number of women don’t label what happened to them as sexual assault or rape, according to Dusty Johnstone.

A post-doctoral teaching fellow in Women’s Studies, Dr. Johnstone recently defended her 250-page PhD dissertation, a qualitative study based on interviews of 10 women who technically had been sexually assaulted, but didn’t label their experiences as such.