Rape Victims

Caroline Frost

'He Raped Me At 17, Two Years Later I Married Him'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Joan Collins shocked her fans when she revealed that she had been raped by her older boyfriend when she was 17 years old, and went on to marry him two...

Why Can't We Discuss 'Moral Responsibility' Of Rape Victims? Says Barrister

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK

The "moral responsibility" of rape victims should be a topic up for discussion, with the debate over sex offences dominated by a rhetoric of weak, vul...

Rapists Are People Too

Ben Acheson | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Acheson

Victims, and society as a whole, must recognise that rape is a crime just like any other and rapists must be punished appropriately for breaking their contract with society. 'Appropriately' is the keyword. No matter how much we want to string them up, our laws should be above human emotion.

The Misunderstood Crime Part 2

Grainne Gillis | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Grainne Gillis

We have heard of the horrendous gang-rape in India. There have been several articles on how it is indicative of a patriarchal society. But this problem is not India's alone; and at least Indian citizens, both male and female, have been outraged enough to protest and demand change from their government - can we say the same?

The Misunderstood Crime Part 1

Grainne Gillis | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Grainne Gillis

It was taken as part and parcel of a girl growing up that she would get some "hassle" from "lads". Boys will be boys, and all that. It seemed like boys' "misdeeds" were all part of them growing up, whereas if a girl had "hassle" - well, there was a good chance she might have brought it on herself.

Germaine Greer: Rape Victims Should Be Named

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK

Feminist icon Germaine Greer says she is in favour of rape victims being named. Speaking on the BBC's Question Time show, Greer said complainants s...

It Doesn't Matter What We Wear

Paige Shepherd | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paige Shepherd

The research is not ambiguous on this topic; there is no relationship or association between the clothing and likelihood of being raped. So in the face of overwhelming evidence that clothing does not prevent rape or assault, the real question becomes why do people keep suggesting it does?

Should Rape Suspects Have Their Identities Protected?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK

People accused of sex crimes should have their identities protected until they are convicted, a senior lawyer has argued. Under current legislation...

Drunk Or 'Flirty' Rape Victims To Blame For Attacks, One In 12 Say

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

Around one in 12 people believe sexual assault and rape victims are to blame if they are either drunk, under the influence of drugs or flirtatious wit...

The Battle for Minds in Syria

Jawad Yaqub | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jawad Yaqub

That people in Syria are dying is obvious: a casual eye cast over the newstands confirm what we all suspect. The society there is being torn apart thr...

Rape: Stop Talking About Bodies and Start Talking About People

Lucy Uprichard | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Uprichard

The idea that a hemline or heel height should be held accountable is offensive to men and women alike. Rape victims are not Sirens who lure in unsuspecting attackers, and rapists should never be treated as if they are merely people with a lower threshold to withstand desires of the flesh than others.

US Rape Trial Judge: 'If Someone Does Not Want Sex, Their Body Will Not Permit It'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

A judge has been publicly admonished for suggesting a rape victim "did not put up a fight" and that if someone truly doesn't want to have sex, their b...

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...

Two Women And Three Men Charged After Revealing Ched Evans Rape Victim

PA | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK

Five more people have been charged with revealing online the identity of a woman raped by footballer Ched Evans, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) s...

Student Raped After Being Thrown Off Night Bus For Being 20P Short Of The Fare

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

A 22-year-old student was violently raped after she was thrown off a night bus because she was 20p short of the fare, a court has heard. Nottingham...

Mumsnet Rape Survey: One In Ten Are Victims

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK

Parenting website Mumsnet has launched a campaign to support sex attack victims as one in 10 women responding to its poll said they had been raped. ...