Sexual Assault

This Woman's Project Show The Lengths Young Women Go To So They Can Stay Safe On Campus

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Following a conversation about how she and her fellow classmates kept themselves safe on campus, Taylor Yocom decided to use the experience to highlig...

Sexual Assault Survivor Strips Nearly Naked Outside Library To Show Her Body Isn't A Sex Object

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student from Texas stripped nearly naked and sat outside her college library for 45 minutes in order to demonstrate her body isn't a sex object. ...

Bystander Intervention in Rape Culture

Fiona McPhillips | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
Fiona McPhillips

A video has emerged showing hundreds of people standing and watching while an incapacitated woman was gang raped on a beach in Florida during spring break celebrations last month. The police officer investigating the incident said the footage was the "most disgusting, sickening thing" he had ever seen.

Why Salvation Army's Latest Campaign Doesn't Do Enough for Domestic Abuse

Alexander Morgan | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Alexander Morgan

When I realised I was in trouble, I found there wasn't much help out there for me. It would take months for me to gather the courage to open a browser window, only to find when I type the words "Abuse" or "Violence", I would only find services and campaigns catered to women.

Reflections on a Teen Bra Twanger

Natasha Batsford | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

I can see the children struggle with the idea even as I explain it to them: Usually it is a game of chase that has ended in tears because Esme has become bored but Alfie is determined to keep chasing her anyway.

BBC Rushes To Air Gang Rape Documentary That India Tried To Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

The BBC has rushed to air its groundbreaking documentary 'India's Daughter' on Wednesday night after the Indian government said it would try to ban th...

How to Empower Men and Women to Say No to Rape Culture

Catherine Phillips | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Catherine Phillips

Layla met Will on a night out. He seemed nice and mentioned they had lots of friends in common...

India Gang Rapist's Shocking Comments Blame Victim For Her Own Death

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

A man sentenced to death for the brutal gang rape and murder of Indian student Jyoti Singh in 2012 has claimed female victims of rape are more respons...

Should Women Be Scared of Travelling in India? Read What These 10 Women Have to Say

Priya Shetty | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Priya Shetty

I've travelled all over India, and will continue to do so, taking the same precautions I always have. But do other women feel differently? To find out, I asked a group of professional women who either live in India, or travel there often, how they feel about their safety in India...

Karen Danczuk's Brother Angry At Rape Claims

PA | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK

The brother of MP's wife Karen Danczuk has denied her claims that he raped her as a child, it has been reported. Mrs Danczuk, 31, married to Rochda...

Arrest Made After Selfie Queen Karen Danczuk Claims She Was Raped As A Child

PA | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

A 36-year-old man arrested in connection with sex abuse allegations made by Labour councillor Karen Danczuk has been released on bail. Mrs Danczuk,...

No Means No! That Includes You, Mister!

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

I was relieved to be out of his grasp, but too frightened to ask him to leave. Once I was out of the bed I had to negotiate having a potential rapist in my bedroom, without any way of getting rid of him. If I demanded he leave, I was worried it would precipitate another attack.

More Than A Third Of Female University Students 'Have Been Sexually Assaulted'

PA | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

More than a third of women students at UK universities say they have been subjected to sexual assaults or harassment, according to a survey. The po...

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.

Sexual Violence in North Korea: Giving a Voice to NK Refugees in the UK

Niki O'Brien | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK
Niki O'Brien

With a renewed international focus on human rights in North Korea, female refugees are increasingly sharing their stories, giving us a greater understanding of sexual violence and in subsequent countries of asylum.

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...

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.

Boyfriend Savagely Beats Uncle 'Caught Raping His Girlfriend'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK

A man was left severely beaten after his nephew allegedly caught him trying to have sex with his girlfriend. William L. Mattson, 52, fled the scene...

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.

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

Rape and Murder Are Not Acceptable Campus Behavior

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK
Jon-Christopher Bua

In the 60s and 70s students were often required to live on campus under adult supervision- there were 'rules of the house' and they were enforced. Limiting drinking or eliminating fraternities entirely are unlikely to have the desired affect. They are more likely to send these unacceptable activities underground - off campus.

'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...

Policeman On Trial For Sex 'Had Child-Like Breast Fixation'

The Huffington Post UK | Press Association | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK

A "boob-mad" policeman abused his status and position by having sex with three women at their homes while on duty, a court has heard. Pc Chris Youn...

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".