Ched Evans

Shia LaBeouf Was 'Raped'? You Must Be Kidding...

Hekate Papadaki | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hekate Papadaki

Gender norms are so fixed that we refuse to recognise male victims of sexual violence just as we refuse to identify female perpetrators. As a woman, I was taught from a very early age that men are always after sex, the same way I was taught that sex is not a primary drive for women. Ridiculous as both these statements sound, they're still inscribed on our social psyche.

OK Katie, You're Starting To Get A Little Predictable Now...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK

Professional provocateur Katie Hopkins has weighed in on a racially-charged case that has seen parts of the USA erupt in violence. Protests, march...

Sheffield United Reverses Decision On Ched Evans

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Paul Vale | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Sport

Sheffield United has announced that they have retracted their offer to let convicted rapist Ched Evans train with the team. The club released a statem...

BBC Presenter Tells Women To 'Keep Their Knickers On' Over Ched Evans Row

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK

The BBC has had to issue a grovelling apology after a radio presenter said women should "keep their knickers on" while discussing convicted rapist and...

Lawyer Comparing Ched Evans To Guildford Four Hasn't Gone Down Well

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Sport

Convicted rapist Ched Evans has been compared to the Guildford Four - a group who spent more than a decade in prison for a crime they didn't commit. ...

Sheffield United Told 'Get Out Of The Gutter' Over Ched Evans

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Sport

Sheffield United has been told to "lift its reputation out of the gutter" by kicking convicted rapist Ched Evans off the team. Former Beautiful Sou...

What Does Football and Society Do With Ched Evans?

Dr Nicholas M. Almond | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Sport
Dr Nicholas M. Almond

Footballers are role models and we do not want a convicted rapist being idolised by children. However, how about the footballers who set fireworks off in their own bathroom, the footballers who are addicted to drink or drugs and the footballers who commit domestic violence?

Katie Hopkins Attacks Jessica Ennis-Hill For Having An Opinion In The Ched Evans Debate...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

UPDATE: OF COURSE Katie Hopkins Is Backing Julien Blanc's UK Tour Katie Hopkins’ ongoing campaign to defend convicted rapist Ched Evans shows no ...

Jessica Ennis-Hill Sent Vile Rape Threats Over Ched Evans Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK

Police have said they are investigating vile abusive messages on Twitter aimed at Jessica Ennis-Hill after she said she would want her name remove...

FA Chief Was Totally Unprepared When Newsnight Asked Him About Ched Evans

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Sport

The head of the Football Association was left red-faced and floundering after a Newsnight grilling on whether convicted rapist Ched Evans should retur...

Jessica Ennis-Hill Wants Name Removed From Stand At Sheffield United Over Rapist's Return

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Paul Vale | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Sport

Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced she wants her name removed from a stand at Sheffield United if the team re-sign convicted rapist Ched Evans, accordin...

This Isn't Just About Ched Evans: It's About a Culture of Misogyny in Football

Louise Pennington | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK
Louise Pennington

This isn't just about asking Sheffield United to take a stand on violence against women and girls. This is about demanding that every single football club stand up for victims of sexual violence and refuse to work with players who commit rape and condemn those who harass, abuse and stalk a victim of sexual violence.

Ched Evans and the Double-Edged Sword of Restorative Justice

Calum Miller | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Calum Miller

There is no doubt that rape is a horrible crime. I would not have mentioned murder and terrorism in the same breath otherwise. But there is a lesson to be learnt here, and it is a lesson of double standards.

Ched Evans Could 'Play Abroad', Says Nick Clegg

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Politics

Chef Evans should consider playing football abroad, Nick Clegg has said. Sheffield United is under pressure not to re-sign Evans, who was convicted...

Sheffield United's Only Other Female Patron Has Quit

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

Sheffield United's only other female patron has quit in the wake of convicted rapist Ched Evans being allowed to train with the club. Lindsay Graha...

You'll Never Guess Which Rent-A-Gob Backs Dapper Laughs And Ched Evans

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

Not content with calling Palestinians "dirty rodents" this week, Katie Hopkins has also come out in support of convicted rapist Ched Evans and disgrac...

Sheffield United Patron Resigns On TV Over Ched Evans Case

PA | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Sport

TV presenter Charlie Webster has resigned as a patron of Sheffield United after the club allowed former player and convicted rapist Ched Evans to retu...

Sheffield Newspaper Made A Reader Defending Rapist Ched Evans Its 'Star Letter'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Sport

Amid a furious response that convicted rapist Ched Evans is returning to training with his former club, a local paper has come under fire for publishi...

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...