A Queen’s student was physically assaulted outside of her home near Victoria Park Wednesday night at around 11 p.m.
The fourth-year student, who has requested to remain anonymous at this time, was punched multiple times in the face and lost half of her left front tooth as a result. Kingston Police are currently investigating the attack.
The student, who is female, has been actively involved in an opposition to tonight’s Men’s Issues Awareness Society (MIAS) talk. She claims to have received multiple threatening emails related to her involvement prior to the incident.
It’s unclear if the student knew the attacker; however, the attacker was male and knew the victim’s name, according to a source who has requested to remain anonymous for safety reasons.
“We’re trying to identify the attacker,” said Steven Koopman, Kingston Police media relations officer.
At the time of print, he said it’s unclear if the incident was related to the victim’s involvement with the opposition group.
“We’re aware of the situation and because of the context the detective will be looking at the angle but we won’t be assuming there’s a direct link at this time,” he added.
The student declined to comment on the incident, as she is “still processing what happened.”
She posted a photo of injuries on Facebook following the incident, showing her chipped tooth and bruised face.
“How’s this for a ‘no makeup selfie’?,” the post read.
“I was punched in the face multiple times and lost half my tooth. This was after a few threatening emails regarding my support for feminist activities on campus. Take care of yourselves and try not to go out alone.”
MIAS sparked controversy after it announced it will host an event titled “What’s Equality Got to Do With it? Men’s Issues and Feminism’s Double Standards.”
QotD: “Student Assaulted”