Rape Culture

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 11.03.2015 | 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 11.03.2015 | 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 10.03.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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...

'Tis the Season to be Offended

Zubin Madon | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
Zubin Madon

We Indians don't like being outdone by anyone. Certainly not in the "perceived insults" department. Hell no, being perpetual victims of sentimental transgressions is our favourite penchant.

The Lost Art of Apologising

Lisa Edwards | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

This week disgraced footballer Ched Evans has "wholeheartedly" apologised for "the effects" of the night in which he raped a 19-year-old woman in 2011 (he was subsequently convicted for the crime), but not for the criminal act itself.

Comparing Things That Aren't Rape to Rape Contributes to a Culture That Normalises Rape, and You Should Stop

Tilly Grove | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tilly Grove

It is appropriate for celebrities, and especially female celebrities to open up discussions about the treatment that they face at the hands of the paparazzi and the media in general, but it is not appropriate to compare it to the very specific act of physical and psychological violence that rape is. Certainly not whilst victim-blaming is so prevalent, and whilst it is so hard to get a conviction.

Being a Footballer Is Not a Human Right: Say No to Signing Ched Evans

Jilly Luke | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jilly Luke

We do not owe Ched Evans anything more than is due to him under the law and being a footballer is not a fundamental human right. Being celebrated and re-elevated to the life of luxury that you decided to jack off when you raped someone is not a fundamental human right...

#RapeCultureIsWhen This Happens: Sexual Violence, Social Media and Prevention Measures

Sophie Pope | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

Picture this: so here I am, casually scrolling through my Twitter and catching up on whatever may have been going on online that day. We've got some bible quotes, we've got some celeb news and, wait for it:

Is This Dapper Laughs Poster The Most Sexist Advert Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Dapper Laughs, the internet personality with an outdated 'women are to be seen as objects and not heard' philosophy, won't get our nomination for man ...

Ched Evans and Football's Culture of Denial

Chris Godfrey | Posted 19.12.2014 | 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.

We Need a Nuanced Discussion of Rape Culture

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 17.12.2014 | 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?

An Inconvenient Truth: How India Enshrines Masculine Entitlement to a Woman's Body in Its Law

Raquel E Sofer | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK
Raquel E Sofer

It's a very black stain against it that the government of India has refused to dismantle a legal framework that allows a man to have non consensual sex with any woman (whatever his relationship to her), or to dismantle a legal framework that allows a man to legally have sex (consensual or not) with a fifteen year old child.

No, Freshers' Week Isn't Just About Having Sex

Lizzie Roberts | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Roberts

Sexual assault, peer pressure and female objectification are far from humorous. Satire isn't satire when it's kicking down another group. It only creates a bad perspective for incoming students of student life and a bad image of current students, implying this is what everyone's freshers was like and therefore yours should be too.

The Darker Side of Fat Shaming

Vicky Frankland | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Frankland

There are other beliefs out there too however and these are the ones that I want to discuss today; specifically in relation to fat women. The kind of beliefs I am talking about are the darker side of the fat hating culture; the kind that people, men in the most part but also women, do not admit exist. So what are they?

Victim Shaming and Alcohol Blaming: Rape Culture and Those who Should Know Better

Sophie Pope | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

Here's a controversial thought: Rape happens when an attacker decides to commit it. One in three rape cases occur when the victim has been drinking, and three in three rapes occur when the rapists decide to defile the power of the word 'no'.

Rape Is Not Just About Sex

Joana Gomes | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joana Gomes

As she said no over and over again, he just laughed and forced himself into her. She cried, but tears made no difference to him. She lost. After she was raped, she didn't tell anyone because she wasn't completely sure it was rape... Only years later did she realise that even girlfriends and wives can be raped, because if it takes force, it's not consensual.

We Need to Talk About Rape More Calmly

Katie Beswick | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

Nothing will get better, for men or for women, unless we can talk about rape more calmly; unless we can accept and marry into our language the fact that rape is both grotesque and horrific, banal and workaday; unless we can understand that rape isn't always the worst thing you can do, isn't always the worst thing that can happen to you - but that sometimes, it is. Rape, like life, is complicated, and we need ways to talk about that.

Teen 'Rape Victim' Jada Bravely Fights Back Against Internet Trolls

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meet Jada, the 16-year-old American girl from Houston, Texas who is bravely standing tall against rape culture and social media trolls. A few weeks...

That Night on the Streets of England

Shweta Kothari | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shweta Kothari

On my way back home from a party around half past one in the morning, I thoroughly looked for a cab, but couldn't find one. So I decided to walk some distance. Scared out of my wits, I could never imagine doing anything like that in India. Unfamiliar with the roads, I kept walking.