UK Rape

Why I Needed Consent Lessons

Sarah Redrup | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Redrup

As unions and universities, we have the perfect opportunity to grab the attention of young people moving into their new home. We can show them that it's okay to speak about consent and it's okay to speak about rape. We can be the ones to help survivors report and ask for help. We can be the ones to help destroy the shame that so often nips at their heels.

Oxford University Student Activist Accused Of Raping Female Victim She'd Already Admitted Assaulting

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Two women have accused Oxford University student activist Annie Teriba of rape, just weeks after she released a statement admitting to sexually assaul...

Teenagers Arrested For Child Rape As Anger Mounts Over Delhi Sexual Violence

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK

Two teenagers are among five people arrested in connection with sex attacks on children in Delhi. In two horrific separate incidents, a two-year-ol...

We Need Consent Taught at Universities

Rachel May | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel May

Teaching consent at Universities is not a cure-all: it is a start. We must take young people and sexual assault seriously, and the NUS and Students' Unions are taking necessary steps to do so. For those berating the need for further action, those disputing whether this is enough: there is no better place to start fighting rape culture and concepts of patriarchal masculinity, than in a classroom.

Warwick Student Objects To Sexual Consent Lessons Saying He Does Not 'Look Like A Rapist'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Warwick University student has taken a stand against sexual consent courses, saying he does not need to be taught about rape - and does not "look li...

YouTuber's Social Experiment On Abducting Women Branded 'Victim Blaming'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A YouTuber, who staged a social experiment to show "how easy it is to abduct women", has been called out for "victim blaming". Joey Salads, 21, dro...

Ched Evans' Rape Conviction Referred To Appeal Court

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

Former Sheffield United and Wales footballer Ched Evans has had his rape conviction referred to the Court of Appeal. The Criminal Cases Review Com...

Man Charged For Raping Teen Outside Primark In 'Horrendous' Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A man has been charged for raping a teenager outside a Primark store in Edinburgh city centre, in what police described as a "horrendous" attack. T...

University Blamed After Student Who Was 'Raped By Fellow Undergraduate' Commits Suicide At Parents' Home

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The family of a student who committed suicide at her parents' home after saying she was raped by a fellow undergraduate has slammed the university for...

Children As Young As Five Among Thousands Sexually Abused At Schools

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.09.2015 | UK

Thousands of children, some as young as five, are sexually abused at school every year, an investigation has revealed. More than 5,500 sex offences...

No Means No

Aimee Gander | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK
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Aimee Gander

I hope that none of you have known the pain, terror, shame and hatred that come with a sexual assault. However a sad statistic states that in 2014 20% of women and 9% of men between the ages of sixteen and fifty nine have. And those are the ones that have been brave enough to come forward and report it.

Chrissie Hynde, It Was Not Your Fault

Charlie Webster | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK
Charlie Webster

If you are a survivor of sexual abuse the chances are you will have felt and battled with self-blame, the same as Chrissie still is now - and so did I. This is very normal. The most common question in sexual assault is "Was it my fault?" There are no actions anyone can ever take that make sexual abuse permissible. The offender is always responsible for their actions. What we should be looking at, is why "was it my fault?" is the most common question and how we change this.

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'Loose Women' Sparks Outrage With Rape Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Percival | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘Loose Women’ has come under fire from rape charities and viewers alike, after running an online poll that asked: "Is it ever a woman's fault if s...

Woman Raped By 'Heavily Pock-Marked' Attacker In John Lewis Car Park

The Huffington Post Uk | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

A woman has been raped in the car park of a John Lewis store. The victim, in her late 20s, was parked up at the store in Cheadle, Cheshire, around ...

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 10.08.2016 | 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 23.07.2016 | 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 31.07.2016 | 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 18.07.2016 | 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...