UK Rape

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

NHS Refuses To Apologise For Controversial Rape Posters Despite 43,000-Strong Petition | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK

The NHS has refused to apologise over a controversial anti-drinking poster which suggests rape is the fault of the victim because it "doesn't see what...

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 23.07.2014 | 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.

We Need to Talk About Rape More Calmly

Katie Beswick | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

Nothing will get better, for men or for women, unless we can talk about rape more calmly; unless we can accept and marry into our language the fact that rape is both grotesque and horrific, banal and workaday; unless we can understand that rape isn't always the worst thing you can do, isn't always the worst thing that can happen to you - but that sometimes, it is. Rape, like life, is complicated, and we need ways to talk about that.

PM Forced To Defend Appointment Of Butler-Sloss After Only One Day

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

David Cameron has been forced to defend the appointment of establishment figure Baroness Butler-Sloss in the wake of difficult revelations that her br...

Rolf Harris Isn't an Exception - Let's Not Forget It

Clare Phipps | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK
Clare Phipps

After the jury returned their "guilty" verdict on all 12 counts of indecent assault, Rolf Harris was visibly dumbstruck. Making the baying press wait ...

May Announces Independent Inquiry Into Child Abuse In Government

PA | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

The chief executive of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) will lead a review into the Home Office handling of hist...

Former Home Secretary 'Questioned Over Rape Allegation'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Politics

Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan has been reportedly been questioned over a historic allegation of rape. Lord Brittan, as he is now known, was qu...

'Murdered By My Boyfriend': Give Victims a Voice

Kat Hind | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kat Hind

The horrifying reality of domestic abuse is that it happens in the home, often over a period of time in which abuse may escalate into severe violence. However because of the ongoing nature of this sort of crime, it becomes inexcusable that there is a deficiency in effective intervention and prevention.

Police Appeal After Teenage Girl Is Gang-Raped In Slough

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK

Detectives have renewed their plea for help after a 17-year-old girl was gang-raped by a group of men in a secluded nature spot. The teenager was a...

These Disturbing Posters Put Together Incest And Disney Princesses For Rape Awareness

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK

A striking new awareness campaign about rape and incest features some unlikely stars: Disney princesses. And their dads. Artist Saint Hoax recently...

Did Jimmy Savile Kill A Child? Police Launch Fresh Probe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

Jimmy Savile may have been involved in the death of a child during his horrifying 50 year campaign of abuse, a shocking new report has said. The al...

This Jimmy Savile Interview From 1990 Is Now Even More Horrifying

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

Claims that Jimmy Savile may have sexually interfered with dead bodies are some of the most horrifying revelations yet about the disgraced broadcaster...

Jimmy Savile Performed Sex Acts On Dead Bodies At Leeds General Infirmary

PA | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK

Claims that Jimmy Savile may have sexually interfered with dead bodies are some of the most shocking revelations yet about the disgraced broadcaster. ...

Rhiannon Brooker Jailed For Falsely Accusing Boyfriend Of Series Of Rapes

PA | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK

A lying law graduate who falsely accused her boyfriend of a series of rapes has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. Rhiannon Brooker, 30, falsely ...

Savile Wore 'Huge Rings Made From Glass Eyes Of Dead Bodies'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK

Disgraced presenter Savile "wore huge rings that he said were made from the glass eyes of dead bodies", according to a sickening series of reports int...

90-Year-Old Dragged From The Street And Raped

PA | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

A 90-year-old woman has been dragged off the street and raped. The attack happened in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, as the pensioner walked to the ...

'Cutting Grass Is Not Punishment For Rape'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

Hundreds of protesters have taken to Kenya's streets town to demand justice for a schoolgirl who was brutally gang raped. After the horrific attack...