UK Rape

This Isn't Just About Ched Evans: It's About a Culture of Misogyny in Football

Louise Pennington | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Louise Pennington

This isn't just about asking Sheffield United to take a stand on violence against women and girls. This is about demanding that every single football club stand up for victims of sexual violence and refuse to work with players who commit rape and condemn those who harass, abuse and stalk a victim of sexual violence.

Ched Evans and the Double-Edged Sword of Restorative Justice

Calum Miller | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Calum Miller

There is no doubt that rape is a horrible crime. I would not have mentioned murder and terrorism in the same breath otherwise. But there is a lesson to be learnt here, and it is a lesson of double standards.

Liverpool University Investigates Students For "Unacceptable" Play Parodying Rape

Huffington Post UK | Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students are under investigation from their university after writing an "unacceptable" play which parodied rape. The musical James Bondage in Hymen...

Thought You Didn't Recognise Him On Newsnight? The 11 Stages Of Dapper Laughs' Evolution

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

Daniel O’Reilly, the comedian behind Dapper Laughs, has announced that he has killed off the character after the explosive backlash against his rape...

Sheffield Newspaper Made A Reader Defending Rapist Ched Evans Its 'Star Letter'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Sport

Amid a furious response that convicted rapist Ched Evans is returning to training with his former club, a local paper has come under fire for publishi...

Meet The 'Pick Up Artist' Even More Despised Than Dapper Laughs

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK

Step aside Dapper Laughs, there's a new misogynistic "dating expert" in town - and this one recommends using violence to coerce women into having sex....

In Defence Of Dapper: ITV Faces Backlash For Axing 'On The Pull'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

Not everyone is happy with ITV's decision to axe under fire "lad comedian" Dapper Laughs, despite accusations his show "On The Pull" is trivialising r...

Thousands Back Petition To Cancel Dapper Laughs ITV Show

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Now Comedians Condemn Dapper Laughs As 'Gagging For Rape' Footage EmergesThe Petition To Cancel Dapper Laughs Has Reached A Gratifyingly Hig...

Charlotte Meredith

ITV's Response To The Dapper Laughs Row Will Probably Make Your Blood Boil | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Now Comedians Condemn Dapper Laughs As 'Gagging For Rape' Footage EmergesThe Petition To Cancel Dapper Laughs Has Reached A Gratifyingly Hig...

Father's Fury At CPS Hounding Of 'Vulnerable' Daughter Over False Rape Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

Prosecutors are facing urgent questions over the suicide of a "vulnerable" young woman with bi-polar disorder who her father claims was hounded over a...

Here's Exactly Why You Shouldn't Listen To Dapper Laughs' Album

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Dapper Laughs Humiliated After Homeless Charity Shelter Rejects Christmas Album Funds Dapper Laughs has been perfectly picked to shreds in ...

Cardiff Uni Cancels Dapper Laughs' Gig As He 'Trivialises Rape'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

"Lad comedian" Dapper Laughs has been told he is not allowed to perform at Cardiff University following a petition by students to cancel his gig - who...

Sexual Violence Against Women - Understanding Sexual Violence (Part One)

Jessica Chan | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

Sexual violence is a specifically reprehensible form of violence, and includes rape and any other attack of a sexual nature perpetuated against both males and females. Its repercussions can be iniquitous, and may include acute and physical repercussions for survivors and witnesses. Human trafficking can also lead to sexual violence, and I will be discussing the issue of 'modern slavery' in this article. I will also highlight the brutal effects of sexual violence in conflict.

Dad Invites Daughter's Alleged Rapist To Dinner And Tortures Him To Death

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK

The father of a 14-year-old rape victim invited the alleged attacker to dinner before burning his genitals with tongs and then strangling him to death...

#RapeCultureIsWhen This Happens: Sexual Violence, Social Media and Prevention Measures

Sophie Pope | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

Picture this: so here I am, casually scrolling through my Twitter and catching up on whatever may have been going on online that day. We've got some bible quotes, we've got some celeb news and, wait for it:

'I Love Stabbing Black People'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A university's hockey team is under investigation after tweets on a private account were exposed revealing racist, sexist and xenophobic messages - in...

Student 'Dragged Into Alley And Raped' As She Walked Home From A Night Out

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student in Manchester was dragged into an alley and raped in a "harrowing and distressing" attack on her way home from a night out, prompting police...

BBC Moral Maze Forced Into Ironic Apology For Igniting Moral Outrage

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK

BBC radio host Michael Buerk has said he was "clumsy" to criticise the woman raped by footballer Ched Evans for being drunk - on a programme which iro...

Ched Evans and the Myth About Male Sexuality

Veronica Valli | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Valli

The argument that usually comes up when a drunk woman is raped is that at some point she has to take 'responsibility' for her actions. If she made the 'choice' to put herself in dangerous situations, then she has to take some 'responsibility' for the outcome.

Ched Evans: 'I'm Determined To Continue The Fight To Clear My Name'

PA | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK

Ched Evans, who was convicted of raping a woman in a hotel room, has said he is "determined to continue the fight" to clear his name and return to pla...

For the World's Poorest Women Poverty Is Always a Sexual and Political Issue

Raquel E Sofer | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK
Raquel E Sofer

It was India's father, Gandhi who famously said that 'poverty is the worst form of violence'. What he didn't say, but what is worth pointing out on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, is that poverty is a form of violence dealt to some with more brutality than others.

We Need a Nuanced Discussion of Rape Culture

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Ending Victimisation and Blame

We need to talk about why the woman raped isn't considered an important part of this news story. We need to talk about why a woman who was raped, forced to leave her home and change her name isn't considered worthy of the same consideration as her rapist... Why are we more concerned with Evans' career but not that of the woman who was raped?

Ched Evans It Now A Free Man

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

Footballer Ched Evans' family have described the disgraced striker as a "role model" in a post on their website, as the convicted rapist was left pris...

No, a Convicted Rapist Should Not Be Allowed to Resume His Former Job

Rachel Thompson | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Thompson

If Evans were guilty of murder, I sincerely doubt that his fans would be welcoming him back with open arms. Rape is a serious crime and it ruins lives. The take-home message should Evans be reinstated is that rape is not taken seriously as a crime.

Rape Is Always an Act of Violence

Louise Pennington | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Louise Pennington

The obsession with the theory that rape itself doesn't cause bodily harm is so very dangerous... It causes physical, psychological and emotional trauma. The emotional and psychological trauma can have physical effects like depression, self-harm and suicidal behaviour.