UK Rape

Forcing Oral Sex On Drunk Unconscious Victim Is Not Illegal, US Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK

Forcing someone who has passed out after drinking to have oral sex is not considered illegal, thanks to an “insane” legal loophole in the US. An u...

Rape Jokes Are Not The Issue - The Joke's Target Is The Issue

Mia Doring | Posted 24.04.2016 | UK Comedy
Mia Doring

Downright mean jokes about rape, like Jimmy Carr's 'nine out of ten people in a gang rape said they enjoyed it' are the damaging ones. The hilarity is that the tenth person didn't enjoy it because the tenth person was the gang rape victim.

I Am Not the Exception: Everyday Sexism #WhenIWas Campaign

Kate Delaney | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Delaney

I never received any sex and relationship education and I know that had a significant effect on me and my childhood. It won't solve everything, but I am sure it would go a long way to helping this issue and more generally, result in happier and more confident adults.

Date Rape Drugs - My Story

Kadie Eve | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Eve

I was lucky. That night I learned how amazing my friends are, and how patient my parents can be. I will be more careful in future, but I shouldn't have to be. If you have plans to slip something in someone's drink next time just think, think about how embarrassed, violated and ashamed I felt and consider whether you are ready to make someone else feel the same.

Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings Silences the Victims Not Protect Them

Alexander Morgan | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alexander Morgan

Instead of offering a hand to help survivors face their experiences head on, we shut them away in a dark lonely room where no one acknowledges what happened to them, forcing them into a silence and taking their voice away - ultimately prolonging their recoveries.

The Silent Scream

Gia Marie Barbera | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gia Marie Barbera

There is fear in talking about being a victim of rape; fear of not being believed, fear of what the perpetrator will do, fear of being judged, fear of...

Teenage Girl Accused Of Streaming Rape Of Friend, 17, On Periscope

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK

A teenager has been accused of broadcasting the rape of her 17-year-old friend on the social media app Periscope. Marina Lonina, 18, is also alleged t...

The Stephen Fry Comments and Why We Should All Watch Our Words

Claire Ayres | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Ayres

Having watched the full interview, most of it makes absolute sense, and I am inclined to agree with a lot of it in terms of political correctness and free speech. People should be able to say whatever they think and be free from chastising...but this should be to a point.

Brave Teen Ditches Anonymity To Speak Out Against Her Rapist

SWNS | George Bowden | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A Cambridge teen who was raped following a night out is encouraging others to come forward after seeing her attackers jailed. Honey-Mae Lyons, 19, had...

Men 'Rape Mother And Kill Baby' In Front Of Three-Year-Old Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK

Two men have been charged after a woman was gang raped and her 14-day-old baby boy was killed in front of her three-year-old daughter. Horrific det...

Indian Girl, 15, Fighting For Life After Being Raped And Set On Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK

A 15-year-old girl is fighting for her life in a New Delhi hospital after she was raped and then set alight. Police investigating the attack have ...

How This Rape Survivor Is Helping Other Women Reclaim Their Bodies After Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Pavan Amara, Founder of My Body Back [Credit: Amy Smith] "When I was raped it totally changed my life. I thought that in a year’s time I ...

Jeremy Corbyn Is Wrong on the Sex Industry, But Labour Needs to Reform the Laws on Sexual Offences

David Lindsay | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Politics
David Lindsay

I am a supporter of the Leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. He has brought world class economists into the British political debate for the first time in 35 years. He has broken the hegemony of neoconservative foreign policy. He has forced the media to admit the existence of the strong left-wing critique of the European Union. But, just as I favour withdrawal from the EU at this stage rather than once Corbyn's proposals for a Social Europe had been rejected, so I also disagree profoundly with him about the sex industry.

Kesha's Is a Sad, Familiar Story

Mia Doring | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mia Doring

I am done with this. I am done. Kesha has received the most cruel of all imagined conclusions, and her courtroom sobs are a warrior cry to all who suffer quietly, swallowing their trauma back down their throats. We can't be what we can't see. When one speaks out, she inadvertently gives permission to the rest of us. Let's speak out. We are stronger together.

Dating Apps, Rape and the Lack of Safety in Online Dating

Sofie Sandell | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

Why isn't the online dating industry forced to check who they let in before they allow people to start using dating apps? Having rapists and criminals pretending to be 'the honest guy' in the world of online dating is just awful.

Men's Violence Against Women

Mia Doring | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK
Mia Doring

Every single one of us is responsible for the victim blaming, rape enabling culture we live in. It's time to make it personal because it is personal. <

Bernard Hogan-Howe Is Wrong on Police 'Believing' Rape Victims

Sarah Green | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK
Sarah Green

It is a misrepresentation to imply that current police practice involves police officers unconditionally believing those who report a sexual assault. After years of extremely bad treatment of rape victims, what we're supposed to have now is police procedure where the complainant is simply treated respectfully, where police engagement with them takes their account seriously, and where the investigation is full and not subject to rape myths - basically prejudices about who "real victims" and "real perpetrators" are and how they behave.

Julie Bindel Slams Calls To Ban Donald Trump And 'Pro-Rape' Advocate From UK

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

Feminist writer Julie Bindel has slammed calls to ban controversial presidential candidate Donald Trump and "pro-rape" advocate Roosh V from entering ...

Why I Love Glasgow: Anti-Rape Protest at George Square

Sophie McNaughton | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie McNaughton

I could probably list a hundred reasons why I love Glasgow, with everything from the culture, music, architecture, nightlife, and countless restaurants, to buskers and bagpipers on Buchanan Street, the Clyde, the Duke of Wellington with his ever-stylish traffic cone hat, and, of course, the people of Glasgow themselves.

Men's Day in Romania: Something to Celebrate?

Jo Simmons | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

via Flickr It is a truth universally acknowledged that in any online discussion of women's rights, someone will indignantly argue that there's too m...

Please Don't Ask Me to Text When I Get Home

Mia Doring | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Doring

My friend's signature goodbye greeting when I'm getting into a taxi after a night out is "text me when you get home". She always says this. I rarely ever do remember to text her, but when I do, it's just to keep her happy. She has never been bothered when I don't text, which is worrying in its own way I suppose.

Ban Rape-Supporting Pick-Up Artist From Britain, MP Urges Theresa May

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

An SNP MP has called on the home secretary to ban a controversial pick-up artist who has written that rape should be legalised, from entering the UK. ...

Remembering 'The Forgotten Crisis'

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

The international response to what took place and what continues to take place is both a travesty and injustice. Hundreds of thousands of Innocent men, women and children fled to neighbouring countries such as Chad and Cameroon but more than 600,000 people remain displaced inside the country with many trapped inside enclaves they cannot escape.

We Need to Talk About Anonymity for People Accused of Rape

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Sherriff

In this job climate, it's not far-fetched to think that they might just opt for another applicant, who doesn't happen to have been embroiled in a court case. We need a logical, informed discussion around whether those accused of rape should be granted anonymity.

Should Alleged Rapists Have Their Anonymity Protected?

The Huffington Post UK | Anna Devereux | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

On Tuesday, the former head of Durham University's debating society was cleared of rape and sexual assault, after the 21-year-old was accused in 2014 ...