UK Rape

Consent Workshops Need to be Mandatory at Universities

Zahra Wynne | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zahra Wynne

Here's the resounding message: 'Don't get raped!'. Why is there no talk telling people not to rape, and teaching them what constitutes rape? Considering that most victims of sexual assault are assaulted by somebody they know, the 'don't walk home alone' message is proving to be falling short in protecting students. We need something more.

Meet The Kung Fu Indian Female Cab Drivers

Barcroft Media | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK

After an alleged rape by an Uber cab driver in India, women in Mumbai are turning to a new taxi service – run by women trained in kung fu. 

Let's Break the Silence Around Male Rape

Mike Penning | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Politics
Mike Penning

For anyone who's been a victim of sexual abuse, asking for help to recover is a big step, yet to move forward and cope with what's happened it can be crucial... We want to help tackle the stigma that surrounds male victims of sexual violence and encourage them to seek help. I also hope it will encourage more male victims to report the crime and bring their offender to justice.

Students Living In Fear As Police Hunt Possible Serial Rapist In Manchester

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students are scared to walk home alone after two females were raped in the same area in Manchester, as councillors warn residents to stick together. ...

Slow Progress on Rape Reform in India

Felicity Gerry | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Felicity Gerry

New laws followed the inquiry report on stalking, voyeurism, sexual harassment, sentencing and mandatory police reporting of complaints of sexual attacks but, laws are not enough and as time passes and another woman is raped, the question is whether all the efforts of the report writers to urge a change in mind-set have failed.

Shia LaBeouf's Rape Allegation Is a Wake-Up Call That We Need to Talk About Female-on-Male Rape

Frances Black | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Frances Black

Many people seem flabbergasted at the notion of a man being raped by a woman... Because a man can never have a bad sexual experience, and a woman could never be a sexual predator... right?! That's wrong folk

Shia LaBeouf Was 'Raped'? You Must Be Kidding...

Hekate Papadaki | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hekate Papadaki

Gender norms are so fixed that we refuse to recognise male victims of sexual violence just as we refuse to identify female perpetrators. As a woman, I was taught from a very early age that men are always after sex, the same way I was taught that sex is not a primary drive for women. Ridiculous as both these statements sound, they're still inscribed on our social psyche.

Incredible Footage Of Girls Beating 'Molesters' On Bus

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK

Incredible footage of two Indian sisters has emerged showing them beating three men with belts who allegedly tried to molest them on a bus. The men...

This Female Game Reviewer Has A Brilliant Way Of Addressing Online Rape Threats

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK

A game reviewer who found herself receiving online rape threats had come up with an inspiring way of dealing with her trolls. Tweeting to her 13,0...

Student Raped In Vile Attack Blames Herself For Walking Home Alone

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student who was raped in a vile attack says she blames herself because she walked home alone from a night out with friends as she couldn't afford a ...

'You Are Responsible': Hungarian Police Accused Of Blaming Women For Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hungarian police have come under fire for a public safety advert that partly blames women for sexual assault. The video, that was first aired on F...

Jessica Elgot

This Man Treated 30,000 Victims Of War Rape - He's Worried About Europe | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK

STRASBOURG -- Rising anti-immigration rhetoric in Europe is a "worrying" trend that could lead to more discrimination, the Congolese winner of the Eur...

The Nail Polish That Detects Date-Rape Drugs

Becky Hopper | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

Women certainly shouldn't have to do anything in order to 'avoid being raped.' A woman staggering around in a drunken stupor, no nail polish to be seen, isn't an open invitation for a man to just do whatever he fancies.

Police Put Up 'No Consent, No Sex' Posters After 30 Rape Reports In Three Months

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Greater Manchester Police are to put "no consent, no sex" posters around universities and bars after 30 rapes on students were reported in just three ...

Student Fraternity Discussed 'Raping Members Of The Feminist Society'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Members of a student fraternity at Edinburgh University allegedly joked about raping members of the feminist society, and proposing a "raping trip" ab...

How A Quarter Of Sex Offences Are Not Being Recorded As A Crime In Britain

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK

More than a quarter of sex offences - including rape - are not recorded as crimes because of "unacceptable failings" by police, a highly critical new ...

Dissecting Misogyny in Comedy

Robyn Harris | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Robyn Harris

I'm getting pretty tired of explaining to people why rape jokes aren't funny. Instead, I have begun asking the perpetrators of such jokes why they think the jokes are funny. Desperately, I seek humour in punchlines about holding a knife to a woman's throat, about binding her with rope, about "raping that bitch".

OF COURSE Katie Hopkins Is Backing Julien Blanc's UK Tour

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

Julien Blanc’s plans to perform in Britain have been met with a wave of hostility, but the self-proclaimed “professional pick-up artist” can cou...

Katie Hopkins Attacks Jessica Ennis-Hill For Having An Opinion In The Ched Evans Debate...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

UPDATE: OF COURSE Katie Hopkins Is Backing Julien Blanc's UK Tour Katie Hopkins’ ongoing campaign to defend convicted rapist Ched Evans shows no ...

Russell Brand Urged By Fans To Denounce Julien Blanc

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE: OF COURSE Katie Hopkins Is Backing Julien Blanc's UK Tour Sleazy so-called pick-up artist Julien Blanc appears to have been pictured posing...

Why Theresa May Is Being Urged To Ban This Man From Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE: OF COURSE Katie Hopkins Is Backing Julien Blanc's UK Tour A Home Office minister has lobbied Theresa May to ban a controversial US "pick-up...

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Think About It

Dean Esmay | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dean Esmay

When I tell people I've been sexually harassed, and worse, by women, people laugh, or call me a liar. It's all happened to me- more than once. Could it be that our tendency to see women as harmless and men as tough leads us to refuse to even think that the average woman is capable of harming a man.

Student Was Raped On A College Trip To Italy. So Why Is SHE Facing Extradition - And Jail?

The Huffington Post UK | Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student who claims she was raped while on a college trip in May faces extradition to Italy, and possibly jail, on the grounds she is accused of fabr...

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.