UK Rape

Horrifying Report Details Systematic Rape And Abuse Carried Out By Islamic State

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Systematic rape, sexual and physical abuse, slavery and forced marriage are being carried out against Yazidi girls and women - some as young as 12 - b...

Rape Campaign #ThisDoesntMeanYes Wants To End Victim Blaming

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When a woman wears a short skirt or flirts with a man, it does not mean she's saying "yes" to sex. New campaign #ThisDoesn'tMeanYes aims to highlig...

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...

First Arrest After Chilling Gang Rape Of Indian Nun In Convent

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

Police investigating the rape of a 74-year-old nun in India have made their first arrest in the case which caused mass protests, nearly two weeks afte...

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...

Cash Machines Can Help Rape Victims Speak Out

Andrew Boff | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Boff

With over 36,000 cash machines in the UK, victims would be able to send short text-based messages directly to the police in a discreet way and help them receive assistance from a specialist officer. Such an innovation would help those who may be controlled by their partner, and are fearful of visiting a police station in case they're seen.

'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...

Watch Two Kickass Indian Women #RapAgainstRape

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Around 93 women are thought to be raped in India each day. But two women are aiming to challenge attitudes towards the crime in the country with a #Ra...

Do Madonna's Comments on Rape Portray Our Societies' Attitudes Towards Violence Against Women?

Becky Hopper | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

Madonna recently opened up on Sirius XM's Howard Stern Show about her first years living in New York. She bravely told her story of being raped in the city before she became the superstar she is today..

It's Not Just India: Why Victim Blaming is a Universal Problem

Lizzie Cernik | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Lizzie Cernik

I was 21 the first time I experienced sexual assault. He was a morbidly obese man caked in his own sweat, who grabbed me from behind as I walked across a dance floor.

Consent: Not Actually That Complicated

Emmeline May | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emmeline May

It seems a lot of people really, REALLY don't get what 'consent' means. From the famous "not everybody needs to be asked prior to each insertion" to the student that (allegedly) thought he'd surprise his partner with some non consensual BDSM to that fucking song to almost every damn comment on any article by anyone that suggests that yes means yes; it seems people really have a problem understanding that before you have sex with someone, and that's every time you have sex with them, make sure they want to have sex with you.

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...

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...

Should Women Be Scared of Travelling in India? Read What These 10 Women Have to Say

Priya Shetty | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Priya Shetty

I've travelled all over India, and will continue to do so, taking the same precautions I always have. But do other women feel differently? To find out, I asked a group of professional women who either live in India, or travel there often, how they feel about their safety in India...

Karen Danczuk's Brother Angry At Rape Claims

PA | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK

The brother of MP's wife Karen Danczuk has denied her claims that he raped her as a child, it has been reported. Mrs Danczuk, 31, married to Rochda...

Student Who Allegedly Raped Classmate Claims They Were 'Re-Enacting Fifty Shades Of Grey'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A university student arrested for allegedly raping a classmate has defended himself saying it was part of a 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' re-enactment. Mo...

There Are Shades Of Grey in Consent Too

Lucy Unwin | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Unwin

Perhaps we owe it to these teenagers to talk more openly and honestly about those many shades of grey they're discovering in sex, and how to bridge the difficult and confusing gap between their own desires and the clear-cut, oh-so-simple version of consent they're being presented.

Karen Danczuk Reveals Selfies Are Her Way Of Coping With Sexual Abuse

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK

A councillor known for her penchant for posting selfies on social media has revealed she was repeatedly raped by a family friend from the age of six. ...

No Means No! That Includes You, Mister!

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

I was relieved to be out of his grasp, but too frightened to ask him to leave. Once I was out of the bed I had to negotiate having a potential rapist in my bedroom, without any way of getting rid of him. If I demanded he leave, I was worried it would precipitate another attack.

This Lawyer's Blog On Rape Is As Awful As Its Title Suggests

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK

The views of a barrister who criticised new legal guidelines about rape in a blog called "She Was Gagging For It" have been branded "alarming" and "de...

Why I Hope This Week Marks a Turning Point for Women in Northern Ireland

Dawn Purvis | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK
Dawn Purvis

We're so grateful for her call and all those like it. But this week, I have reason to hope that 'those at the top' in Northern Ireland may be compelled to think again when it comes to their stance on abortion.

Rapists Can't Rely On 'Blurred Lines Of Consent' In Court Anymore

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK

Rapists who try to blur the lines of consent by attacking victims when they are drunk, incapacitated or under their attacker's power are the target of...

Rape Threat Appears On Travelodge TV Screen

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK

A female hotel guest was left shaken after she turned on her TV to be greeted by a message threatening to rape her. The unnamed guest had checked ...

Dapper Laughs Resurrects Again In Most Pathetic Comeback Yet

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK

The comedian formerly known as Dapper Laughs may have triumphantly resurrected himself on Christmas day but all does not seem to be going quite to pla...