We're Not Apathetic: Telling Us We Are Is Undermining Democracy

Sam Fowles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

We're not interested in winding back the clock. We don't see the world as an epic struggle between capital and labour. And we don't have all the answers. Yet. What we do see is people being disempowered. And not just by the government. What marks out the political discourse of my generation is that we have organised against any power which negatively impacts our lives.

The Best Rape Prevention: Tell Men to Stop Raping

Louise Pennington | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

We need to do more and we need to start with more anti-rape campaigns which put the focus on the perpetrator rather than that victim

Laurie Penny and the Oppression of Women

Tony Mckenna | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Mckenna

'All men are implicated in a culture of sexism' - says Laurie, and this is a 'challenge'. But any such challenge is profoundly divisive. It is as divisive as saying all white people are implicated in a culture of racism.

Faceless Monsters: Rape in the Papers

Jonathan Lindsell | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Lindsell

We don't hear about perpetrators. Headlines always read "Woman raped in Hartlepool", "Study shows 24% students victims of abuse". Unless perpetrators are famous or politically sensitive then reporting is passive...this gives the impression rape 'just happens', ruins lives like a fair-weather thunderbolt.

We Need to Dig Deeper in India's "Women's Issues"

Aaminah Patel | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Aaminah Patel

Women are first and foremost human beings, and to consider them solely in relation to familial roles is deeply chauvinistic. We don't, in India or anywhere else, only exist as mothers, daughters and wives, and should not have to be considered as such to be safe in the presence of men. It's that simple.

A Year Later Slutwalk Still Doesn't Cut the Feminist Mustard, But Is a Step in the Right Direction

Coco Khan | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Politics
Coco Khan

Feminism isn't about assuming every accused man is a rapist. It's about equality, and freedom, or specifically fair trials and fair treatment. I was equally upset to see a youthful crowd, a new generation of feminists whose interest had been piqued, being completely misdirected.

Slutwalk Excites the Men (and Not in a Good Way!)

Jane Fae | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fae

The more I listen to those who deal with rape on a regular basis, is the core of the problem: its not just that some men rape. It is the fact that across the globe, the authorities, the legal system itself is broken when it comes to rape. Even here, in the UK, where we like to self-congratulate on our legal process, the system is simply dismissive.

Slutwalk: Thoughts From the Founder

Maria Hannah Bass | Posted 24.11.2012 | Home
Maria Hannah Bass

I shuddered as I watched women in odd, outdated outfits carrying signs saying: "This is what I was wearing when I was raped. Tell me I asked for it." There were so many people we shut down an entire street in front of the police headquarters. I got up onto a raised sidewalk to give my speech and I was looking out onto thousands of crying, cheering faces.

We Should All Be Supporting SlutWalk

Liam McLaughlin | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Politics
Liam McLaughlin

SlutWalk is not as radical as its name suggests, and is certainly something men should feel able to support. Rape does not happen exclusively to women, and to stand in solidarity as a man is important for the movement's message of fighting blame culture in any case of rape.

Dina Rickman

Why Are Women In Their Underwear Descending On Central London? | Dina Rickman | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK

When Ellie was 13-years-old she was anally and vaginally raped by a man she had met three hours earlier. She did not get justice. Four years on, s...

'I Wish The Police Were As Supportive As My Bra'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Politics

A group of semi-naked women have urged David Cameron to do more to secure justice for rape victims. The campaigners called on the prime minister to...

Why Are Women In Their Underwear Heading For No. 10?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK

Women in their underwear with slogans adorned on their bodies are set to gather outside Downing Street on Wednesday in protest at the way the legal sy...

People in China Get Hot About Women's Hemlines

Jemimah Steinfeld | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK
Jemimah Steinfeld

The length of a woman's skirt has become a battleground in China of late, with people slinging opinions on both sides of the knee.

Reclaim the Night

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Politics
The Cambridge Union Society

A piece of advice for the population at large: young girls wear short skirts. They do. This is not a picture of asking for rape. This is an on-going discovery of one's sexuality, the equivalent of a teenage boy waking up and deciding suddenly that he wants to hoik his trousers down past his bottom so his Gap boxers, bought by his mother, are on show.

George Galloway Is Still Married To Me, Claims Third Wife After MP's Fourth Wedding

Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK Politics

George Galloway is undoubtedly riding high on his by-election win and recent fourth wedding – but his third wife may have put a damper on things aft...