UK Rape

Comedian Perfectly Sums Up Why Victim-Blaming Is Bull****

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When a person is raped or assaulted it has absolutely nothing to do with how much they’ve had to drink or what they’re wearing. The fault is entir...

Why I'm Doing a Topless Comedy Show

Samantha Pressdee | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Comedy
Samantha Pressdee

I feel safe and liberated standing in front of a crowd topless. Its a way of reclaiming my body and sexuality. Free the Nipple is not about telling other women (or men) what to do, its about choice, body equality and perception.

When Someone You Love Gets Accused of Rape

Amber Amour | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Amour

Let's get real: the men who are raping women and getting off scot-free are our friends, brothers, sons, cousins, uncles, fathers, grandfathers, doctors, law enforcers, judges, lovers, partners, husbands.

Teenage Girl Gang Raped In London Park In Broad Daylight

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a teenage girl was gang raped in Bromley. On 3 July between 6-8pm the victim was approached b...

Fury As ‘R U Asking For It?’ Leaflets Distributed At Teen Sex Consent Workshop

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK

Leaflets appearing to lay the blame of sex offences at the feet of victims have been handed out to teenagers during a talk about consent. The flyer, w...

Hearing For Judge Who Asked Alleged Rape Victim ‘Why Couldn’t You Keep Your Knees Together’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK

There will be a public hearing into the conduct of a Federal Court Judge who asked a sexual assault complainant why she couldn’t keep her legs toget...

Filming Schedule Left Me ‘Feeling Like A Raped Woman’ Complains Bollywood Star

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK

A Bollywood superstar has caused public uproar by claiming shooting his upcoming movie was so grueling he felt like a “raped woman”. Salman Khan...

Why We Must Teach People Like Brock Turner About Consent

Joana Keys | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Joana Keys

It was not all out in-your-face grabbing and groping. It was slow calculated grinding. His hips jutted forward, subtly enough that he could pretend to be balancing himself if I cried sexual assault.

I Got Groped in a Bar Again

Mia Doring | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Doring

I thought somehow my age meant that I wouldn't get groped in bars any more. I thought somehow my age meant if I did I wouldn't feel the way I felt. When I swung around to confront the groper, he disappeared into the packed crowd without looking at me. He touched me, but he wouldn't look at me.

Teaching Girls to Say No and Yes

Sarah Newton | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Newton

We must teach our girls properly about how to love themselves, their bodies and what consent really means. We must talk to them about saying Yes as much as we talk to them about saying No and we must have conversations with them about being safe.

Rylan Prompts Backlash With Consent Comments

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

UPDATE: Rylan Clark-Neal Addresses Backlash Amid Latest 'This Morning' Controversy Rylan Clark-Neal has come under fire after making a series of comme...

How Can We Change Rape Culture?

Emma Fulu | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK
Emma Fulu

It is time to move beyond outrage and take real action. Governments need to address the political, social, and economic structures that subordinate women, and implement national plans and make budget commitments to invest in actions by multiple sectors to prevent and respond to abuse. Only then do we have a chance of ending violence against women and creating cultures of equality and respect.

The Voice of the Victim

Kate Holliday | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Holliday

I ask you again to read this woman's statement. We must pay attention to her side of the story, we must appreciate her bravery, we must listen to her voice despite others' attempts to silence it. For every instance of misdirected blame, for every statement carefully constructed to invalidate her story, we must stand up and fight with her. Do not let Brock Turner fill in the gaps in her story; for it is too important and too courageous to be tampered with.

Qatar Convicts Dutch Rape Survivor for Having Sex Outside Of Marriage

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK

A Dutch woman who told police she had been raped in Qatar has been convicted of having sex outside of marriage. The 22-year-old woman had been held fo...

Lena Dunham And 'Girls' Co-Stars Want You To Support Survivors Of Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Lena Dunham and her 'Girls' co-stars have created a video encouraging people to show their support for survivors of sexual assault. The message of th...

Brock Turner is Reinforcing Rape Culture

Nell Grecian | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Nell Grecian

It's pretty ridiculous that here and now, a considerable way through 2016, we are still telling people not to have sex with anyone else against their will. It truly is baffling to read, see and hear what modern society's concept of rape really is.

At 20 Years Old, You Shouldn't Have to 'Learn' That Rape is Wrong

Brittany Dawson | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Brittany Dawson

I'm no expert, but I'm certain 'urge to rape' isn't a side effect of one too many vodka red bulls, and it's terrifying to think that some people deem sexual assault not only an unfortunate, but almost unavoidable side effect of being young and drunk at university.

Father Defends Stanford University Sex Attacker Son Facing Jail ‘For 20 Mins Of Action’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK

The father of an athlete convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on a university campus has argued his six-month jail term is “a steep...

Prominent Labour MP Hits Out At Trolls Who Sent 600 Messages About Raping Her In One Night

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK

A Labour MP has hit out at the "pack" of trolls that her sent more than 600 messages about raping her in a single night. Jess Phillips, a staunch cam...

Pictures Show Defiant Protests After Gang Rape Leaves Brazil In Shock

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK

Hundreds of Brazilians have taken to the streets to protest after a teen's brutal gang rape shocked the country. Police in Rio De Janeiro are hunting ...

Ched Evans Is Set To Head Back To Court Over Rape Allegations

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK

Ched Evans' will go on trial to face an allegation of rape later this year. The former Wales international appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday a...

Forcing Oral Sex On Drunk Unconscious Victim Is Not Illegal, US Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK

Forcing someone who has passed out after drinking to have oral sex is not considered illegal, thanks to an “insane” legal loophole in the US. An u...

Rape Jokes Are Not The Issue - The Joke's Target Is The Issue

Mia Doring | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Mia Doring

Downright mean jokes about rape, like Jimmy Carr's 'nine out of ten people in a gang rape said they enjoyed it' are the damaging ones. The hilarity is that the tenth person didn't enjoy it because the tenth person was the gang rape victim.

I Am Not the Exception: Everyday Sexism #WhenIWas Campaign

Kate Delaney | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Delaney

I never received any sex and relationship education and I know that had a significant effect on me and my childhood. It won't solve everything, but I am sure it would go a long way to helping this issue and more generally, result in happier and more confident adults.

Date Rape Drugs - My Story

Kadie Eve | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Eve

I was lucky. That night I learned how amazing my friends are, and how patient my parents can be. I will be more careful in future, but I shouldn't have to be. If you have plans to slip something in someone's drink next time just think, think about how embarrassed, violated and ashamed I felt and consider whether you are ready to make someone else feel the same.