Sexual Violence

On Dapper Laughs: Toppled From Up High, But Why Was He Allowed to the Top at the First Place?

Alexandra Gerrity | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alexandra Gerrity

Dapper Laughs shoud have never been filmed, never made the funding table, never been seen by the commissioning editor and yet the incidious 'humour' was allowed to be broadcast buffeted by men and women in the industry.

This Isn't Just About Ched Evans: It's About a Culture of Misogyny in Football

Louise Pennington | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK
Louise Pennington

This isn't just about asking Sheffield United to take a stand on violence against women and girls. This is about demanding that every single football club stand up for victims of sexual violence and refuse to work with players who commit rape and condemn those who harass, abuse and stalk a victim of sexual violence.

Sexual Violence Against Women - Solving the Problem (Part Two)

Jessica Chan | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

I think it is vital that we involve those directly at the centre of the issue - we must include women in discussions, and even in leadership roles, centred on the issue of sexual violence against women.

Sexual Violence Against Women - Understanding Sexual Violence (Part One)

Jessica Chan | Posted 11.11.2014 | 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...

Football Culture Trivialises Sexual Violence

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

It is far too easy to become desensitised to the pain and suffering caused by men like Chedwyn Evans, as their victims are not the ones we see on the football pitch every week. If a positive attitude towards gender equality is ever to be achieved, it is imperative that bodies like the FA impose tougher penalties on those who commit such serious offences.

Sakharov Prize 2014: The Gynaecologist Standing Up for Women's Right

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Rape is only too often used as a weapon during many armed conflicts around the world and Denis Mukwege has made it his life's mission to help the victims of sexual violence. Because of his sterling work, the European Parliament has decided to award him the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014...

For the World's Poorest Women Poverty Is Always a Sexual and Political Issue

Raquel E Sofer | Posted 22.10.2014 | 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.

No, a Convicted Rapist Should Not Be Allowed to Resume His Former Job

Rachel Thompson | Posted 16.10.2014 | 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 15.10.2014 | 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.

This Man Has Been Waiting For A Nobel Prize Since 2009. He Really Deserves One...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Dr Denis Mukwege has been tipped for the Nobel Prize five-times-running, but you have probably never heard of the Congolese gynecologist, who has trea...

My Experience of Stalking: Why Adam Levine Is Creepy Not Hot

Hekate Papadaki | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hekate Papadaki

A quick look at the comments under Adam Levine's 'Animals' video will leave you in no doubt about how 'sexy' the stalker look is perceived to be. In it, Levine is playing a butcher who doubles as a stalker, secretly following an unsuspecting customer's every move (Behati Prinsloo, played by his wife).

Watch: This Indian Woman Kung-Fu Kicks The Guy She Claims Sexually Harrassed Her

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Veena Ashiya Chindlur has just shown what happens when you mess with female joggers. While we don't usually condone violence, we can't help but be...

The Home Office Poster That Tells Us: 'Rape Happens When the Victim Has Been Drinking'

Pavan Amara | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics
Pavan Amara

Across all of these mediums, it was accused of "victim blaming", "betraying the trust of thousands affected every year" by sexual violence, and of "threatening" those who drink with "rape by implication."

Rape Is Not as Simple as X Versus Y

Pavan Amara | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Pavan Amara

This week, the evolutionary scientist Richard Dawkins tweeted this to nearly one million followers: "Date rape is bad. Stranger rape at knifepoint is worse. If you think that's an endorsement of date rape, go away and learn how to think." Before that, he had tweeted: "X is bad. Y is worse. If you think that's an endorsement of X, go away and don't come back until you've learned how to think logically."Interesting for me, because - there's no subtle way to say this - I know exactly what it's like to be raped with knives involved.

Brogan Driscoll

Why Sexual Violence Will Only End If We Get Boys On Board

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When photos of Jada, the 16-year-old American girl allegedly raped at a house party, went viral and sparked the hashtag #JadaPose, thousands of online...

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...

Magaluf Girl: Consent and Sexuality

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 05.09.2014 | 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?

Breaking the Silence in Somalia

Isabelle Younane | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics
Isabelle Younane

As I learned from this event - and from the Global Summit in general - the effects of globalisation and immigration mean that the West can no longer sit back and allow the suffering of ethnic groups, particularly as some of their members now walk the streets of our egalitarian nation. Hopefully, this modest event was a first step in creating a dialogue between Somali victims and the international community about the reality of life as a minority in Somalia, and what we can do to help.

#DailyFail - Daily Mail Reporting of Women Made Me so Angry I Started a Campaign

Lucy Hurn | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Hurn

The article described how Amal's attendance of the summit allowed her to show off 'her slim pins', as if that was her primary reason for attending rather than her interest in the vitally important issue of sexual violence itself.

'Monster' Myth Hides Complexity of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Henri Myrttinen | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK
Henri Myrttinen

This week has seen a flurry of activity around an issue that for far too long has been forgotten, silenced or viewed as an inevitable consequence of war: sexual violence in conflict. All of this is extremely important - but in the rush to 'do something' about the horrific crimes being committed in Syria, Central African Republic, Nigeria, and other conflict zones, we should not forget some basic premises.

Sexual Violence, the Weapon of War That Has Ceased to Die

Anita Tiessen | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics
Anita Tiessen

A critical component in addressing sexual violence is to build a protective environment to prevent children and women for being exposed to violence. In the midst of crises, even the most basic risk-mitigation efforts that can be life-saving are often deemed non-essential and overlooked.

Admirable Aims, But Let's Deal With the Realities of Rape in War

John Lotspeich | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK
John Lotspeich

Collateral damage. Two words that change a woman who has been raped into a statistic. Two words that excuse sexual violence as an unfortunate but inevitable side-effect war...

Another Horrific Rape And Murder Of An Indian Teenager

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK

An Indian teenager has reportedly been hanged from a tree after being raped and murdered, in a case that echoes the horrific rape and murder of two co...

Jessica Elgot

'We Are Part Of The Problem'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

If the message from London's Sexual Violence in Conflict global summit is that foreign women need protecting from rape, then we've got this all wrong....