Rape Culture

#HerVoice Panel Lead Debate on Gender-Based Violence

Tristen Lee | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Tristen Lee

Earlier this month, Snehalaya UK joined forces with British journalist and campaigner Jenn Selby to launch #HerVoice: an initiative which aims to ab...

New Campaign Seeks to Give India Back #HerVoice

Tristen Lee | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK
Tristen Lee

This week, saw the launch of the #HerVoice campaign; an initiative led by British journalist and campaigner, Jenn Selby, which aims to raise awareness of the atrocities perpetrated every day, against women and young girls in India.

Unreported Rapes of Teens Show Smashing Rape Myths and Sexism Is Essential in Schools

Rachel Bell | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Bell

Girls do not report because of fear of reliving their trauma, the culture of shame, going to court, being judged, fearing the perpetrator and not being believed. But BBCThree's Sex on Trial clearly demonstrated other deep-rooted factors at play.

Why I Needed Consent Lessons

Sarah Redrup | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Redrup

As unions and universities, we have the perfect opportunity to grab the attention of young people moving into their new home. We can show them that it's okay to speak about consent and it's okay to speak about rape. We can be the ones to help survivors report and ask for help. We can be the ones to help destroy the shame that so often nips at their heels.

We Need Consent Taught at Universities

Rachel May | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel May

Teaching consent at Universities is not a cure-all: it is a start. We must take young people and sexual assault seriously, and the NUS and Students' Unions are taking necessary steps to do so. For those berating the need for further action, those disputing whether this is enough: there is no better place to start fighting rape culture and concepts of patriarchal masculinity, than in a classroom.

Jeremy Corbyn and the Women-Only Carriages Paradox

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Politics
Ending Victimisation and Blame

Women, who may be working, reading, sleeping or just not interested, are forced to negotiate their space knowing that the man sitting beside them might be the one who calls them a frigid bitch if they don't want to chat. Or, the one who punches her in the face.

Can You Name the Victims of Jack the Ripper?

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK
Ending Victimisation and Blame

If we want to end violence against women and girls, we need to start with ending the consumption of it as entertainment. We need to stop financially supporting an industry based on the construction of women as props in order recognise that women are people too.

Getting Touchy: Reg D Hunter and Offensive Comedy - Part 2

Lucy Danser | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Comedy
Lucy Danser

Whether or not Hunter was within his rights to say those jokes or whether the audience members were within their rights to complain, one thing occurred to me. They weren't even on the same page.

These Are Our Daughters!

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Let me say this loud and clear: the sex fiends are a small minority. Most Asian or Muslim men are not hunting and hurting young white girls... That said, we Asians must dig deep and recognise that there is something rotten in our cultures, deeper reasons why these men do what they do.

#BlameOneNotAll: I Want a Nobel Peace Prize for Not Kicking Random Men in the Goolies

Louise Pennington | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Rather than spending the next 40 years holding ticker tape parades and award ceremonies for every single woman who did not commit an act of violence in the last 24 hours, we could just point out the #BlameOneNotAll campaign, created by media company Mintified, is just another pile of misogynistic drivel

Someone At Budweiser Thought This 'Rapey' Beer Slogan Would Be OK

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The American beer company behind Bud Light has apologised after a new slogan prompted outrage online. The tagline on their bottles read "the perfec...

#NotGuilty: Young Woman Launches Campaign With Open Letter To Shame 'Sex Attacker'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A young woman has launched an online campaign to shame a man she says sexually attacked her in a north London street, and who has since pleaded "not g...

And The Award For Most 'Reckless' Advert In The World Goes To...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An anti-vaccination group has come under fire after a photograph was posted on its Facebook page which compared rape to being vaccinated. The "reck...

Bystander Intervention in Rape Culture

Fiona McPhillips | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Fiona McPhillips

A video has emerged showing hundreds of people standing and watching while an incapacitated woman was gang raped on a beach in Florida during spring break celebrations last month. The police officer investigating the incident said the footage was the "most disgusting, sickening thing" he had ever seen.

This T-Shirt Worn At Coachella Is Beyond The Pale

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You know when you see something that makes you genuinely rub your eyes in disbelief? This is one of those moments. A man at Coachella has s...

Do School Dress Codes 'Body Shame' Girls And 'Promote Rape Culture'?

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Parents

A photo of a girl who was sent home from school for wearing an "inappropriate" outfit has gone viral and sparked a debate about body shaming, sexism a...

Fox News Host's Comments On Rape Are Utterly Astounding

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has declared rape culture is a war on boys on college campuses, following the discrediting of the now-infamous Rolling S...

10 Unexpected Rape Prevention Tips

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A list of ten top tips for preventing rape is going viral, despite being written years ago, proving the ongoing need for an in-depth look at rape cult...

'Gang Rape' Dolce & Gabbana Advert Causes More Controversy

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

Another day, another controversy surrounding Dolce & Gabbana. In the same week that designers Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce received criticism...

2am White Van Whistle

Jess Green | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Green

It was hard to beat Kay Burley's response ('I'm sure your mother is incredibly proud of you, Dylan. I know I would be') but this is a poem about the prank and how it felt symptomatic of a much wider issue.

Why BBC's Film (India's Daughter) Doesn't Shock Me

Zubin Madon | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
Zubin Madon

Perhaps I may be accused of citing anecdotes to make a generalised conclusion; of course all Indian men must not be tarred with the same brush. However expecting women to be subservient & treating them as objects, is very much entrenched in our glorious Indian culture.

It's Not About India's Daughter - It's About India's Sons

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Laxmi Hariharan

Has my birth country become such a merciless society where most men don't acknowledge the existence of women, or if they do its only as an object to be bullied, groped, raped, beaten, tortured and killed?

BBC Rushes To Air Gang Rape Documentary That India Tried To Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

The BBC has rushed to air its groundbreaking documentary 'India's Daughter' on Wednesday night after the Indian government said it would try to ban th...

How to Empower Men and Women to Say No to Rape Culture

Catherine Phillips | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Catherine Phillips

Layla met Will on a night out. He seemed nice and mentioned they had lots of friends in common...

India Gang Rapist's Shocking Comments Blame Victim For Her Own Death

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

A man sentenced to death for the brutal gang rape and murder of Indian student Jyoti Singh in 2012 has claimed female victims of rape are more respons...