UK Rape

Chrissie Hynde Comes Under Fire Over 'Rape' Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Chrissie Hynde has come under fire for suggesting that it can be a woman's fault if she becomes the victim of a sexual assault. The Pretenders sing...

Five Reasons Why We Should Not Accept Eminem's Misogyny

Sally Biddall | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sally Biddall

Even I was taken aback by Eminem's verse where he says the following little beauty; "Ain't no one safe from, non-believers there ain't none/I even make the bitches I rape cum." Yep. A grown man in 2015 said these words.

Rape Survivor Denied Abortion Forced To Balance 40kg Rock On Head In 'Purity Test'

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK

An Indian rape survivor has reportedly been ordered to balance a 40kg rock on her head in order to “prove her purity” so she may cohabit with her ...

Student Invents Pay-Monthly Rape Alarm Which Tells Police Exact Location Of Victim

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student has invented a new GPS rape alarm which can tell police the exact location of the victim, and is small enough to be clipped to a bra strap. ...

Students Are Paying Big Fees, They Have The Right To Be Protected From Rape, Says MP

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Universities have a duty to protect their female students from rape, particularly as they are paying such high fees, an MP has said. Nicola Blackwo...

Trump's Lawyer Doesn't Know What Rape Is

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Politics

A woman’s campaign group has slammed Donald Trump’s lawyer following comments he made suggesting rape can't happen between a husband and wife. Mic...

Getting Touchy: Reg D Hunter and Offensive Comedy - Part 2

Lucy Danser | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Comedy
Lucy Danser

Whether or not Hunter was within his rights to say those jokes or whether the audience members were within their rights to complain, one thing occurred to me. They weren't even on the same page.

Why I Co-Founded a Festival Dedicated to Discussing Sexual Assault

Winnie M Li | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Winnie M Li

Are you one of us? There's millions of us out there. That's a question (and an answer) posed by a group of rape survivors in our recent video for the Clear Lines Festival, the UK's first-ever festival dedicated to talking about sexual assault and consent through the arts and discussion.

Can an App Deal With Consent?

Emma Jacobs | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Jacobs

With app developments always on the rise, it is not surprising that consent has entered the tech sphere. 'We Consent' requires the sexually active to say the name of the other participant and that they are consenting.

There's Now An App For Students To Video Record Themselves Agreeing To Have Sex With Each Other

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A businessman has developed a series of apps to enable students to record themselves giving statements of consent before they have sex. Michael Lis...

This Blog Helps Survivors Of Abuse Talk About The Lasting Impact Of Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Abuse continues to impact lives long after the assault has been committed, as survivors know all to well. New blog Lasting Impact aims to raise awa...

The Daily Mirror Confuses 'Sleeping With' Someone And Rape

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK

A tweet from the Daily Mirror about a story regarding a girl who was allegedly raped by 60 men in a paedophile ring has been blasted by a leading char...

Why Abused Men Need The Support To Say 'I've Been Raped'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

The "under-discussed phenomena" of men who are raped or sexually abused is being tackled by a powerful advertising campaign - as the first digital ser...

Less Than Half Of Britain's 'Elite' Universities Don't Record Rape Allegations Properly

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Less than half of Britain's elite universities do not properly record allegations of rape, sexual assaults or sexual harassment, an investigation has ...

Human Rights Act Put To Excellent Use By Young Rape Victim The Police Ignored

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

The Human Rights act has been used by a rape victim who police didn't believe - and then arrested for perverting the course of justice. Hampshire C...

Student Carries Mattress To Graduation To Protest Against Rape

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Last September, US student Emma Sulkowicz vowed to carry her mattress everywhere with her, until the man she accused of raping her was expelled from C...

Former Oxford Student Suing University For 'Failing' To Handle Rape Investigation Properly

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A former Oxford student is suing the university for reportedly failing to investigate properly when she was raped by a fellow student. Elizabeth Ra...

This Woman's Project Show The Lengths Young Women Go To So They Can Stay Safe On Campus

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Following a conversation about how she and her fellow classmates kept themselves safe on campus, Taylor Yocom decided to use the experience to highlig...

Someone At Budweiser Thought This 'Rapey' Beer Slogan Would Be OK

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The American beer company behind Bud Light has apologised after a new slogan prompted outrage online. The tagline on their bottles read "the perfec...

#NotGuilty: Young Woman Launches Campaign With Open Letter To Shame 'Sex Attacker'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A young woman has launched an online campaign to shame a man she says sexually attacked her in a north London street, and who has since pleaded "not g...

India's Daughter and the Importance of Context

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

India's Daughter, Leslie Udwin's recent and controversial documentary, honed in on the infamous Delhi gang rape of 2012, which has become a highly provocative and sensitive issue in India...

And The Award For Most 'Reckless' Advert In The World Goes To...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An anti-vaccination group has come under fire after a photograph was posted on its Facebook page which compared rape to being vaccinated. The "reck...

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...