UWindsor acting students take self-defense courses to prepare for work in entertainment industry

January 8, 2018

A group of acting students at the University of Windsor say that they have taken self-defence classes and intimacy workshops to help prepare for the unwanted advances that they expect to encounter once they enter the entertainment industry. CBC reports that these students are responding in part to widespread allegations of sexual harassment and assault that have recently emerged in the industry. “It's terrifying honestly, being in this industry as a woman is terrifying,” said second-year UWindsor student Sarah Hagarty. “Knowing that these things are tolerated and in certain scenarios are encouraged is absolutely terrifying.” CBC