Ched Evans

I Have Changed My Mind About Ched Evans

Jake Richards | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Sport
Jake Richards

It's always so easy to say somebody has 'served their time' and should be allowed to 'get on with their life'. But our moral responsibilities do not terminate when the legal process is over. We all still have an ability to send a message about the type of world we want to live in. If football seeks to do this in any meaningful way, then clubs should not be employing Evans.

Football Culture Trivialises Sexual Violence

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

It is far too easy to become desensitised to the pain and suffering caused by men like Chedwyn Evans, as their victims are not the ones we see on the football pitch every week. If a positive attitude towards gender equality is ever to be achieved, it is imperative that bodies like the FA impose tougher penalties on those who commit such serious offences.

Why No Football Club Should Sign Ched Evans After His Release From Jail

Chris Deeley | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

​If English football wants to maintain even the tiniest shred of moral high ground, then Ched Evans cannot come back into the professional game yet. And shame on the desperate club who'll inevitably try to sign him.

BBC Moral Maze Forced Into Ironic Apology For Igniting Moral Outrage

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK

BBC radio host Michael Buerk has said he was "clumsy" to criticise the woman raped by footballer Ched Evans for being drunk - on a programme which iro...

The Ched Evans case betrays a disturbing trend in modern society

Jonathan Guy | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Guy

Anyone else, in any other walk of life, would be allowed to reintegrate into their lives and having spent their conviction they would be allowed to earn a living again. What is at stake here though is whether the rule of law should be overruled by the rule of the mob.

Ched Evans and the Myth About Male Sexuality

Veronica Valli | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Valli

The argument that usually comes up when a drunk woman is raped is that at some point she has to take 'responsibility' for her actions. If she made the 'choice' to put herself in dangerous situations, then she has to take some 'responsibility' for the outcome.

Ched Evans: 'I'm Determined To Continue The Fight To Clear My Name'

PA | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK

Ched Evans, who was convicted of raping a woman in a hotel room, has said he is "determined to continue the fight" to clear his name and return to pla...

Her Name Was Reeva Steenkamp

Kat Lister | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK
Kat Lister

His jail sentence, his crime, his life, his guilt. The language of the perpetrator is everywhere, yet the language of the victim is nowhere to be found. 439 words and Reeva isn't named once, referred to singularly at the beginning with poetic abandon: 'He killed his girlfriend.'What we have here is an insensitively-timed rumination on prison reform at the expense of a 'girlfriend' Simon Jenkins didn't even have the consideration to name. Spectacular timing in a year when it was revealed around 90% of all reports of domestic violence to police forces in England and Wales are taken no further.

Ched Evans and Football's Culture of Denial

Chris Godfrey | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Godfrey

Welcoming Evans back would be detrimental, both to the game and, far more importantly, to the victim of his crime and the 85,000 women who are raped in England and Wales every year.

'It Was Unforgiveable But I'm No Rapist,' Ched Evans Says

PA | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK

Convicted rapist Ched Evans has said he is "ashamed" of his actions - but expressed no remorse for his crime, as he continues to protest his innocence...

The Mike Tyson Tweet That Landed Charlie Webster In Ched Evans Hypocrite Row

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK

TV presenter and Sheffield United patron Charlie Webster said she will quit her role with the club if they re-sign Ched Evans. The 25-year-old form...

We Need a Nuanced Discussion of Rape Culture

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK
Ending Victimisation and Blame

We need to talk about why the woman raped isn't considered an important part of this news story. We need to talk about why a woman who was raped, forced to leave her home and change her name isn't considered worthy of the same consideration as her rapist... Why are we more concerned with Evans' career but not that of the woman who was raped?

Should There Be a Way Back for Ched Evans? Look to the NFL's Michael Vick for an Answer

Charlie Lindlar | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Sport
Charlie Lindlar

In many ways, Michael Vick represents the best of the justice system. He committed horrifying crimes, served his time, reclaimed his lost career, fortune and integrity, and changed himself after coming to terms with the wrongs of the life he was living.

Katie Hopkins Has A Message For Chloe Madeley

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Katie Hopkins has publicly told Chloe Madeley to “accept” that online abuse is par for the course when you’re a celebrity, after she was bombard...

'Give Ched Evans My Love'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Nicola McLean has sent two tweets of support to the mother of Ched Evans, the convicted rapist who was released from prison in the early hours of Frid...

Ched Evans It Now A Free Man

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

Footballer Ched Evans' family have described the disgraced striker as a "role model" in a post on their website, as the convicted rapist was left pris...

No, a Convicted Rapist Should Not Be Allowed to Resume His Former Job

Rachel Thompson | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Thompson

If Evans were guilty of murder, I sincerely doubt that his fans would be welcoming him back with open arms. Rape is a serious crime and it ruins lives. The take-home message should Evans be reinstated is that rape is not taken seriously as a crime.

Convicted Rapist Evans Could Return To Sheffield United

The Huffington Post UK & PA | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Sport

Sheffield United have held talks over whether to decide if convicted rapist Ched Evans will be allowed to play for them again after he is released fro...

Rape Is Always an Act of Violence

Louise Pennington | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Louise Pennington

The obsession with the theory that rape itself doesn't cause bodily harm is so very dangerous... It causes physical, psychological and emotional trauma. The emotional and psychological trauma can have physical effects like depression, self-harm and suicidal behaviour.

'To Believe My Mother Is Pro-'Non Violent Rape' Is Ridiculous'

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Chloe Madeley has been met with abusive messages on Twitter, after springing to the defence of her mum, Judy Finnigan. SEE MORE: Daily Mail's Sara...

Daily Mail's Sarah Vine Just Reignited The Ched Evans Rape Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

The controversy over the footballing return of convicted rapist Ched Evans to Sheffield United has engulfed social media and the British tabloids toda...

Judy Finnigan Apologises After 'Non-Violent' Rape Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Judy Finnigan has come under fire, after appearing to defend the convicted rapist Ched Evans, during her debut appearance on ‘Loose Women’. Th...

61,000 Urge Sheffield United Not To Re-Sign Jailed Evans

The Huffington Post UK And PA | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Sport

Over 61,000 people have signed an online petition urging Sheffield United not to re-sign jailed striker Ched Evans. Evans, who was imprisoned for r...

Ched Evans Loses Rape Conviction Appeal

PA | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Sport

Former Wales striker Ched Evans has lost a challenge against his conviction for rape. The former Sheffield United and Manchester City player had hi...

Twitter Users Must Pay Ched Evans Rape Victim For Naming Her

PA | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK

Nine people have each been ordered to pay a rape victim £624 in one of the first cases of its kind after they admitted revealing her identity on soci...