UK Rape

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 12.03.2015 | 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 12.03.2015 | 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 11.03.2015 | 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 10.03.2015 | 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 10.03.2015 | 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 08.03.2015 | 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 07.03.2015 | 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 07.03.2015 | 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...

Rapist & Murderer Granted Right To Die In Prison

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK

A convicted rapist and murderer serving a life sentence has been granted the right to die by medically assisted suicide in prison this week. Frank...

Ched Evans Barred From Malta Deal By MoJ

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK

Convicted rapist Ched Evans will not be permitted to continue his footballing career overseas with a Maltese side, after the Ministry of Justice stepp...

Japanese Woman 'Kidnapped By Indian Gang And Raped For Weeks'

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK

Police arrested three Indians after the brutal gang raping of a 22-year-old Japanese research scholar near a Buddhist pilgrimage centre in eastern Ind...

Twitter Trolls Force Ched Evans Rape Victim To Change Name

PA | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Sport

The woman who was raped by footballer Ched Evans has had to change her name and move house five times after being identified by malicious Twitter trol...

Islamic State: Can the Laughter for a Bunch of Rapists and Murderers

Neil Durkin | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

I wonder if something slightly odd has happened in the past six months or so, whereby the attention devoted to the group in the media and political spheres has dwelt unceasingly on their "barbarity" but failed to actually convey the scale of the human rights crimes involved. Has the effect been to almost trivialise the reality?

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. ...