UK Rape

Linking Police Referral Rates With Attitudes to Rape

Rosie Tallant | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Tallant

Sulkowicz reported her own rape case to both the university and the police back in May, but no charges were brought against her alleged attacker. Although this might not seem like grounds for protest in itself, she has stated that she felt badly mistreated by police officers.

Women, Nice Guys, and Other Human Beings

Lloyd Mallison | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lloyd Mallison

Sex is fantastic, don't get me wrong, but the very reason sex is sought after and enjoyed by so many is because of the exhilaration of self validation that goes along with the knowledge that someone is attracted to you in the same way you are to them... consent is hot. To coerce, force yourself on someone, or drug them just so you can have your way with them is an awful thing for anybody to do.

How Not to Victim Blame

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

He tries to have sex with her, she says no but carries on kissing him. This continues for a while until eventually the girl is lying still and only able to whisper "no" in his ear, while he has sex with her...

Student Vows To Carry Her Mattress Around Campus Until Her Rapist Is Expelled From University

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student at a university in the US has vowed to carry the mattress she was allegedly sexually assaulted on around campus until her rapist is expelled...

Why We Should Remove 'Victim' From Our Vocabulary

Sophie Pope | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

Do we really want to go through life being labelled a victim? The word 'victim' connotes frailty. It says 'handle with care', 'don't push it', 'poor thing'. Do we want to be looked at that way just because of an isolated incident that happened through no fault of our own?

'I Was Raped At Oxford University. The Police Pressured Me Into Dropping Charges'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student who claimed she was raped at Oxford University says she was pressured by local police to drop the charges against her attacker. The claim...

This Female Judge Expects To Be 'Pilloried' For Her Views On Rape

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK

A top female judge has sparked a furious row after claiming conviction rates for rape in Britain won't improve until "women stop getting so drunk." ...

Students Create Nail Varnish To Detect Date Rape Drugs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of students at a US university is creating a nail varnish to detect date rape drugs, which will enable the wearer to detect whether their drin...

From the Sickening to the Bizarre, Indian Politicians Still Don't Get Rape

Nita Bhalla | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nita Bhalla

Covering women's rights issues for so many years in India, I still find the number of ways women and girls are abused and discriminated against unfathomable. From their discrimination in accessing health care, education and employment opportunities, to their brutal rapes and murders.

Julian Assange Says He Will Leave Embassy 'Soon'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Julian Assange has said he will leave the Ecuadorian Embassy "soon", after reportedly falling ill in his two years hiding there to avoid arrest and ex...

'Return' Of Convicted Rapist Ched Evans To Football Sparks Fierce Debate

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Sport

More than 60,000 people have signed a petition urging Sheffield United not to reinstate convicted rapist Ched Evans as a player. It comes as a sup...

Louise Ridley

Jezebel Staff Have Written An Extraordinary Article On Site's 'Rape GIF Problem'

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

The staff of US-based women's blog Jezebel have publicly slammed their own bosses for failing to prevent hundreds of GIFs of violent porn and images o...

Girl Praised By Police After Cutting Off Rapist's Penis In Self Defence

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK

A teenage girl in India defended herself against her rapist uncle by cutting off his penis with a knife. And local police are praising her for her cou...

The Home Office Poster That Tells Us: 'Rape Happens When the Victim Has Been Drinking'

Pavan Amara | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics
Pavan Amara

Across all of these mediums, it was accused of "victim blaming", "betraying the trust of thousands affected every year" by sexual violence, and of "threatening" those who drink with "rape by implication."

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

Sophie Pope | Posted 02.08.2014 | 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 31.07.2014 | 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.

Lucy Sherriff

'There Will Be No Apology' Over NHS Rape Posters - Despite 43,000-Strong Petition

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK

The government has refused to apologise over a controversial anti-drinking poster which suggests rape is the fault of the victim because the campaign ...

Rape Is Not as Simple as X Versus Y

Pavan Amara | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Pavan Amara

This week, the evolutionary scientist Richard Dawkins tweeted this to nearly one million followers: "Date rape is bad. Stranger rape at knifepoint is worse. If you think that's an endorsement of date rape, go away and learn how to think." Before that, he had tweeted: "X is bad. Y is worse. If you think that's an endorsement of X, go away and don't come back until you've learned how to think logically."Interesting for me, because - there's no subtle way to say this - I know exactly what it's like to be raped with knives involved.

Richard Dawkins Admits 'Mistake' In Rape Tweets

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

An apparently humble, yet defiant Richard Dawkins has addressed the online storm he caused via a series of tweets in which he classed certain types of...

Richard Dawkins' Tweets Remind Us Of 9 Other Dumb Comments Made By Men About Rape

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Richard Dawkins Admits 'Mistake' In Rape Tweets Richard Dawkins has stirred fury by claiming some types of rape are “worse” than others...

10 Facts About Rape Richard Dawkins Needs To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Richard Dawkins recently posted an extremely controversial tweet about rape. Speaking in a way that he deemed 'logical' - but many Twitter users d...

Richard Dawkins' Tweets On Rape And Paedophilia Have Sent Twitter Into Meltdown

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Richard Dawkins Admits 'Mistake' In Rape TweetsRichard Dawkins' Tweets Remind Us Of 9 Other Dumb Comments Made By Powerful Men About RapeThe...

Sexual Assault: 'It's Not as Bad as It Sounds!'

A.M.F. Winn | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
A.M.F. Winn

"He treats me so well. Although he always wants to have butt sex... I say no he does it anyway, which is annoying... and he's just like 'Imogen; you have to'... One time he had so much sex with me that I passed out and then he fed me crackers! It's not as bad as it sounds."

You Will Not Believe Why This Rape Trial Apparently Collapsed...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

An investigation has been launched following claims a judge fell asleep in court, causing a child rape trial to be halted. The Judicial Conduct Inv...

Feminism in the West - Is Equality Still Enough?

Hannah Brooks | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Brooks

I simply ask the modern day feminists of western society: What are you fighting for? You have the right to vote, you have the right to education, and you even have the right to voice these opinions. If anything you have it made.