UK Rape

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 | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK
Yasmin Khatun

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 ...

Instagram Apologise To Rape Victim For Removing Her Post

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Instagram has apologised to a rape victim for removing a caption on her account where she detailed her alleged sexual assault. Amber Amour, the 27-...

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

Mia Doring | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Doring

Rape means rape. Rape means putting a penis or other object inside a person against their will. This is not sex, it is rape, and it is the furthest thing from the meaning of sex. Calling rape "sex" is like saying that the boa constrictor gave the rat an unwanted hug. Or that a punch is a forced facial caress. Or that burglary is "forced giving". It makes no sense and it is damaging.

I Know Rape Survivors Have Their Stories Doubted - So I Decided to Tell My Own

Amber Amour | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Amour

I told the story of my rape with as much detail as I could. I knew that it would shock the world. And I didn't care what people thought or said. I told the truth, the full truth, because I wanted to convey the message that no matter what a person does, there is no justification for rape.

This Woman Live-Blogged Her Rape Ordeal To 27,000 People

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK

Warning: this story contains details some people may find disturbing A woman has live-blogged her alleged rape ordeal on Instagram, minutes after s...

Kylie Jenner Shares Heartbreaking Story Of Male Rape Survivor

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Kylie Jenner has shared a heartbreaking story of a young man who was physically, sexually and emotionally abused by his partner. Matteo Bologna, wh...

Rape Survivors: Let's Talk

Sarah Redrup | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Redrup

The difficulty is that it is very hard to stop that stigma from seeping into the lives of those who experience it. The more that we hate rapists and are disgusted by that crime, the weirder we feel about those affected by it. If a crime is so heinous, horrific and life altering then how can survivors look like normal people, act like normal people and still be sexually active like normal people?

Lady Gaga Speaks Out About Rape Ordeal

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 12.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

Lady Gaga has spoken out about being raped at the age of 19, saying she hopes to inspire other victims of sexual abuse by sharing her story. READ M...

Rape Survivor Opens Up About Why She's Stopped Blaming Herself

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sheeva Weil was raped during her first term at university and spent years asking herself what she could have done to prevent it. In the powerful vi...

How The Male Rape Hollyoaks Storyline Is Helping Change The Conversation

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Men who are survivors of rape have praised a Hollyoaks' storyline for helping men who have been sexually assaulted come forward and talk about their e...

A Birmingham Student Is Trying To Make Her University Class Rape As An 'Extenuating Circumstance'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student from Birmingham is trying to make her university class rape as "extenuating circumstances", in the wake of research which revealed nearly ha...

George Osborne Uses Emotional Blackmail to Keep His Tampon Tax

Thomas Church | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics
Thomas Church

Women still have to pay unfair tax, women still get abused and assaulted, and women still get underfunded support and treatment. Don't let the emotional blackmail trick you. Giving to charity should be an 'as well as', not an 'instead of'.

Student Bullied And Called 'Rapist' After Criticising Sexual Consent Workshop

The Huffington Post UK | Daisy Greenaway | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student who previously caused a storm on social media after challenging sexual consent workshops has been driven out of lectures with cries of "rapi...

We Must Face Non-State Torture to Stop It

Janie Davies | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Janie Davies

Non-State Torture, learning about it, acknowledging that it happens and hearing what it involves, turned my view of the world on its head. My generi...

Shocking Figures On Male Rape Reveal The Impact Of Stigma On Victims

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

"I had my dressing gown and slippers on when he told me he was going to rape me. I have no idea why he did it, he was really angry." Five y...

The White House Is Using Angry Bears To Make Young Men Care About Rape

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

In an attempt to encourage male college students to stop dismissing sexual violence on university campuses, the White House has launched a campaign us...

Unreported Rapes of Teens Show Smashing Rape Myths and Sexism Is Essential in Schools

Rachel Bell | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Bell

Girls do not report because of fear of reliving their trauma, the culture of shame, going to court, being judged, fearing the perpetrator and not being believed. But BBCThree's Sex on Trial clearly demonstrated other deep-rooted factors at play.

Hundreds of Women Kidnapped by ISIS Need Britain's Help

Rozin Khalil | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rozin Khalil

Amid the trail of destruction, over three thousand daughters, mothers and grandmothers were seized and taken deep into Islamic State's heartland. Here, they were branded 'infidels', tortured, raped and sold into sexual slavery. I'm a British Yazidi teenager, determined to help these women.

Admit It, We're a Misguided Generation That Don't Really Know What Rape or Consent Is

Tasha Okeke | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

Someone also stated that yes it was true she didn't give consent, but she didn't say no. Honestly, it's crazy that the fact she didn't explicitly give consent didn't just close the conversation of whether it was rape or not, it had to be debated. Even though she was clearly seen to be unresponsive.

The Piece Of Jewellery That Could Protect A Woman From Rape Or Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Currently in the UK, three million women experience violence each year. Meanwhile, every six minutes a woman is raped. One inventor hopes to help c...

Man Charged Over String Of Sex Assaults In South West London

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK

A man has been charged over a string of sex assaults against women in south London, police have said. Scotland Yard charged Mehdi Midani, 24, of no...