UK Rape

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 17.02.2015 | 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 10.02.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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...

Does the UK Really Need a Right to Anonymity?

Felicity Gerry | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Felicity Gerry

We have a right to fair and balanced policing. We have a right to know who is being investigated and prosecuted. We have a right to a fair trial. We have a right to open justice. Does the UK really need a right to anonymity?

Let Ched Evans Play... But Not for My Team

Hayley Carter | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Sport
Hayley Carter

As we all know, public opinion about this entire sorry saga has fallen in to two camps - ban him from playing football again, or let him play because he's paid his dues to society. But what if you kind of agree with both opinions?

Ched Evans' Victim Deserves an Apology Too, Gordon

Polly Courtney | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK
Polly Courtney

Gordon Taylor has apologised to Liverpool families who suffered a miscarriage of justice; I would like to see him apologise to the victim of a crime that he appears to have conveniently erased from his version of history: the rape of a woman by Ched Evans. She deserves an apology too.

Ched Evans' Apology Doesn't Exactly Have Twitter Convinced

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Sport

Convicted rapist Ched Evans has issued an apology for the "effects" of his actions after Oldham Athletic pulled out of a deal to sign him. The Leag...

Paedophile Ian Watkins' Former Lover 'Used Indecent Images To Trap Him'

PA | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Ian Watkins's Former Girlfriend Joanne Mjadzelics Cleared Of Indecent Images Charges A former lover of paedophile Lostprophets singer Ian W...

The Inconvenient Truth About Women, Alcohol & Sexual Assault

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

There are some lessons a woman never wants to learn. That cannot be unlearned. That stain with an indelible ink you have to just learn to accept as a part of your new history. There are some parts of ourselves we build a cage around.

The Lost Art of Apologising

Lisa Edwards | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

This week disgraced footballer Ched Evans has "wholeheartedly" apologised for "the effects" of the night in which he raped a 19-year-old woman in 2011 (he was subsequently convicted for the crime), but not for the criminal act itself.

Ched Evans 'Does Not Know What Rape Is'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Sport

Convicted rapist Ched Evans "does not know what rape is," it has been claimed, as Oldham Athletic are poised to announce whether they will sign the st...

When Will Crimes Against Women in India Be Properly Addressed?

Becky Hopper | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

As a white, Western woman myself, visiting India in 2014 was a huge eye opener. Fortunately I didn't see any aggressive sexism myself, but, alas, I did experience what is now known as 'every day sexism.'

Ian Watkins's Girlfriend 'Encouraged Him To Send Her Child Rape Images'

PA | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Ian Watkins's Former Girlfriend Joanne Mjadzelics Cleared Of Indecent Images Charges former lover of jailed paedophile rock star Ian Watki...

Comparing Things That Aren't Rape to Rape Contributes to a Culture That Normalises Rape, and You Should Stop

Tilly Grove | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tilly Grove

It is appropriate for celebrities, and especially female celebrities to open up discussions about the treatment that they face at the hands of the paparazzi and the media in general, but it is not appropriate to compare it to the very specific act of physical and psychological violence that rape is. Certainly not whilst victim-blaming is so prevalent, and whilst it is so hard to get a conviction.

Paedophile Lostprophets Singer And Girlfriend 'Discussed Having A Baby So They Could Rape And Kill Child'

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Ian Watkins's Former Girlfriend Joanne Mjadzelics Cleared Of Indecent Images Charges Jailed paedophile rock star Ian Watkins made a sex tap...

Being a Footballer Is Not a Human Right: Say No to Signing Ched Evans

Jilly Luke | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jilly Luke

We do not owe Ched Evans anything more than is due to him under the law and being a footballer is not a fundamental human right. Being celebrated and re-elevated to the life of luxury that you decided to jack off when you raped someone is not a fundamental human right...

Lib Dem Councillor Quits After Saying Woman Was Too Ugly To Be Raped

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics

A Liberal Democrat Councillor has quit the party after suggesting an alleged rape victim wasn't attractive enough to be targeted. During a discussi...