An African Nova Scotian man didn’t write that
Participant 1: For instance, "filing a report directly to the police" [as suggested to survivors in a 2019 SV/SA policy] - it's little things like that, like, if we are speaking from the perspective of an African Nova Scotian man - an African Nova Scotian man didn't write that. You know what I mean? There are certain wordings and things that I feel weren't considered in terms of our perspective. [...]
Facilitator: I think males as a whole would have a whole different perspective on sexual assault, if it were to happen to them. And then African Nova Scotian males, you bring in the whole dynamic of our relationship with police in our community and stuff like that. It kind of brings up a whole can of worms that would make it even more uncomfortable for us to go through this process.