Sexual Assault

Egypt Confronts Sexual Harassment

Melody Patry | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK
Melody Patry

Mayam Mahmoud is often found commanding the stage rapping her powerful lyrics promoting women's rights. The 19-year old Egyptian rose to prominence after appearing on popular TV show Arabs Got Talent, where her lyrics caught attention for denouncing sexual harassment.

Misogyny On The Web Hits New Low With Sports Website's 'Rape Gallery'

PA | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Users of a sports website were encouraged to post pictures of women they wished to sexually assault to a "rape gallery" and describe what they would d...

Our Youth Hate Themselves

Anna Moody | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I see trouble ahead...don't you? Our children are heading into the abyss of low self-esteem and self-loathing at a startling rate. Let's assess the recent incident in Magaluf. One young woman and 23 young men involved in a sexual act in public. I have read various viewpoints in the newspapers.

Magaluf Girl Giving 24 BJs Isn't The Problem, Our Unhealthy Drink Culture Is

Poorna Bell | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

The same people who are pointing the finger at Magaluf Girl most likely aren't any better in the drinking and doing stupid things department. We have a drink culture that wholeheartedly believes in peer pressure and excess, and for some reason, we don't think there is something wrong with that.

No, I Don't Want to Feel Your Flaccid Penis Against My Backside

Vicky Chan | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

A couple of months ago, I was sexually assaulted... I was so completely grossed out. I turned around and started shouting things at him. I didn't care if he would yell back or physically assault me further, I was so furious and disgusted that anyone would feel that they could do that to someone.

Rolf Harris Isn't an Exception - Let's Not Forget It

Clare Phipps | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK
Clare Phipps

After the jury returned their "guilty" verdict on all 12 counts of indecent assault, Rolf Harris was visibly dumbstruck. Making the baying press wait ...

Magaluf Girl: Consent and Sexuality

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ending Victimisation and Blame

Here is a young woman in a popular holiday destination for those with a limited budget - I'm not going to assume that she's working class, but I'm certain the journalists will have done. She having fun, she's drinking, she's apparently being sexual on her own terms. Someone filmed it and the whole thing went viral - oops. Enter the tabloids with their guidebook to acceptable women's behaviour and pronounce her unclean, apparently we've found a "new low" ... It's not long before social media is calling her "actual vermin" and a "repulsive slag". I failed to find anyone (other than feminists) criticising the men in any way, the woman in question has had her name and photo all over the internet today; where are the men?

Rolf Harris 'Put Hand Up TV Presenter's Leg Live On Air'

PA | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: Vanessa Feltz Attacked By Trolls For Harris Assault Claims Paedophile Rolf Harris indecently touched Vanessa Feltz while she interviewed ...

Jimmy Savile - Do the Latest Revelations Change the Diagnosis?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

New disturbing allegations have surfaced following the latest investigation into Jimmy Savile's crimes; this time the NHS has come under particular scrutiny, and there are now allegations that the former celebrity DJ may have interfered with dead bodies.

A System Which Causes Undue Harm to Victims of Rape

Alex Feis-Bryce | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK
Alex Feis-Bryce

If Blackstone's Formulation is based on the principle that the state should not cause undue or mistaken harm then we need to seriously consider the harm to victims of rape and sexual assault who are subjected to an horrendous ordeal and then tragically failed by a system which allows them to be discredited and humiliated in the name of justice and all too often their courage in coming forward turns out to be in vain.

Ending the Horror of Rape and Abuse Against Children in Conflict

Lord Ashdown | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Ashdown

During my years in Bosnia, both during the war and afterwards I heard and saw evidence of horrific stories of mass rape and sexual violence committed during the war. Thousands of women and children suffered terrible abuse and the physical and mental scars could stay with survivors for the rest of their lives. Years later, sexual violence still remains entrenched in conflict zones around the world and children are often the most vulnerable. Children suffering in conflicts are growing up in a world where they face the daily threat of rape and abuse and sexual violence is considered the 'norm'.

'I Was A Product Of Rape' Says Miss USA Hopeful Who Educates Women About Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Beauty pageants are often derided as fluff, but a counter-argument that seems to be growing is that it also helps to highlight exceptional women. ...

#YesAllWomen and Adrienne Truscott are Asking For It - That Is, a Deeper Conversation About Rape

Winnie M Li | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Winnie M Li

Adrienne's on-stage persona might prompt a similar stereotypical thought: "She looks like a classic rape victim: peroxide blonde, drunk in a bar, and showing her legs." And yet, she's not asking for it - which is exactly her point.

Prestigious Drama School Teacher Spanked Male Students And Asked One To Call Him Daddy'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The professor at a prestigious drama school which counts Bill Nighy among its alumni "spanked male students and asked one to call him daddy," during p...

Scotland Yard Look Into New Allegations Against Max Clifford

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK

Detectives are looking into fresh allegations against disgraced PR guru Max Clifford, Scotland Yard has said. The 71-year-old has spent his first n...

Rapes And Assaults Going Unrecorded After Being Written Off By Police

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

Tens of thousands of offences - equivalent to a fifth of all crimes - could be going unrecorded after being written off by police, a damning report ha...

Nearly A Third Of Cambridge Students Have Been Sexually Assaulted, Finds Report

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Nearly a third of Cambridge University students have been sexually assaulted, while more than a fifth feel unsafe during the evening, a shocking new r...

The Blurry Line Between Flirting and Harassment

Liam Deacon | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Rightly of wrongly, in the endless dance we call flirting, the man is often the proactive agent. So, he is far more likely to act in an unwanted manner if he miss-reads or miss-interprets the body language / situation. If every time a mislead sexual advance is rebuffed, we call it harassment, then men start to feel victimised.

Are We 'Asking for It'?

Yasmin Ahmed | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Ahmed

We live in a society whereby sexual assault is belittled, rationalised and even condoned. The manner in which women dress is constantly quoted as a stimulus to rape. Nevertheless, victims are judged on the basis of illustration; as if a finer shade of eye-liner, lipstick or foundation could have possibly made a greater disparity...

Former Deputy Speaker Tells Jury Of 'Hell' Over Sex Assault Accusations

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

Former deputy speaker Nigel Evans told a jury on Monday of his "absolute hell" after being accused of a string of sex assaults. The MP's voice tremble...

Man Charged With Rape Uses 'Good Looks' As Defence

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

A man charged with raping a woman in Atlanta has said that his good looks partly explain why it was a consensual act. Last September, Darrious Mat...

Would Celebrating Female Sexuality Help to Reduce Levels of Sexual Violence and Rape?

Heather McIntosh | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Heather McIntosh

Of course, women can technically have casual sex whenever they want. There's no law against it. But there is a deep-seated societal disapproval, which arguably, is just as powerful a deterrent.

When You Can't Tell Anyone You've Been Raped - Because You're Disabled

Clare Pelham | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK
Clare Pelham

As women across the world get ready to celebrate their International Day, there is one sobering subject that we should not forget - the terrible toll abuse and violence takes on women, particularly disabled women.

Rugby Club and Feminism Society Host Debate: 'Is There a Relationship Between Lad Culture and Sexual Violence?'

Flo Perry | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Flo Perry

Last week in Durham University over 200 people came together to discuss the relationship between Lad Culture and sexual violence.

Should Celebrities Facing Sex Offence Trials Be Granted Anonymity Until They Have Been Tried?

Phil Hall | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Phil Hall

There is in my view an increasing argument to allow the accused to remain anonymous just like their accusers, at least until after they have been found guilty or cleared of wrongdoing. There is also an increasing case that says the internet must be policed and offenders who are deliberate spreading lies brought to book.