UK Rape

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.

How Come the BBC Was Right to Show a Rape Scene in Eastenders?

Lykke Scheel Lyons | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lykke Scheel Lyons

If you choose to watch the soap with your child, you should be willing and able to discuss any issues the programme brings up, including that of sexual violence. If your child is old enough to understand that the implied rape scenes depict a rape, then she is old enough to be taught that rape does not just happen on an unlit path at night.

Daily Mail's Sarah Vine Just Reignited The Ched Evans Rape Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

The controversy over the footballing return of convicted rapist Ched Evans to Sheffield United has engulfed social media and the British tabloids toda...

Vigilante Mob Hack Off 'Rapist's' Genitals With Meat Cleaver (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK

A man caught allegedly attempting to rape a teenage girl was set upon by a vigilante group who hacked off his genitals with a meat cleaver. These h...

Oxford Student Heads Accused Of Mocking Anti-Rape Classes: 'Consent Is A Thing Now. Apparently'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students at Oxford University have accused their peers of mocking the anti-rape courses designed to teach freshers about consent, saying they were lef...

An Inconvenient Truth: How India Enshrines Masculine Entitlement to a Woman's Body in Its Law

Raquel E Sofer | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK
Raquel E Sofer

It's a very black stain against it that the government of India has refused to dismantle a legal framework that allows a man to have non consensual sex with any woman (whatever his relationship to her), or to dismantle a legal framework that allows a man to legally have sex (consensual or not) with a fifteen year old child.

Men Falsely Accused of Rape Also Deserve Justice

Bob Morgan | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bob Morgan

More needs to be done to protect women who are victims of such crimes and the criminal justice system needs to get better at it. I think all this is true - but I don't think that that injustice means it is right to deny men justice when they suffer imprisonment and disgrace for something they did not do.

Lena Dunham Reveals She Was Date Raped At College

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In her new book 'Not That Kind of Girl', Lena Dunham reveals that she was date raped in college. Ahead of the book's release, the 'Girls' actress ...

Linking Police Referral Rates With Attitudes to Rape

Rosie Tallant | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Tallant

Sulkowicz reported her own rape case to both the university and the police back in May, but no charges were brought against her alleged attacker. Although this might not seem like grounds for protest in itself, she has stated that she felt badly mistreated by police officers.

Women, Nice Guys, and Other Human Beings

Lloyd Mallison | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lloyd Mallison

Sex is fantastic, don't get me wrong, but the very reason sex is sought after and enjoyed by so many is because of the exhilaration of self validation that goes along with the knowledge that someone is attracted to you in the same way you are to them... consent is hot. To coerce, force yourself on someone, or drug them just so you can have your way with them is an awful thing for anybody to do.

How Not to Victim Blame

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

He tries to have sex with her, she says no but carries on kissing him. This continues for a while until eventually the girl is lying still and only able to whisper "no" in his ear, while he has sex with her...

Student Vows To Carry Her Mattress Around Campus Until Her Rapist Is Expelled From University

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student at a university in the US has vowed to carry the mattress she was allegedly sexually assaulted on around campus until her rapist is expelled...