Myths about how rape victims are expected to behave continue to pollute our society, and jurors are taking these attitudes with them into the court room
Girls do not report because of fear of reliving their trauma, the culture of shame, going to court, being judged, fearing the perpetrator and not being believed. But BBCThree's Sex on Trial clearly demonstrated other deep-rooted factors at play.
Layla met Will on a night out. He seemed nice and mentioned they had lots of friends in common...
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
The development of clothing to protect women from rape seems to be this year's newest favourite rape prevention tactic running a close second to the ubiquitous "women shouldn't drink alcohol" advice.
Victims, and society as a whole, must recognise that rape is a crime just like any other and rapists must be punished appropriately for breaking their contract with society. 'Appropriately' is the keyword. No matter how much we want to string them up, our laws should be above human emotion.
A Hong Kong official has faced an angry backlash after implying that if women stopped drinking as much they wouldn't be raped
The BBC's is currently under fire for an article on the recent CPS report stating false rape allegations are indeed rare and that a disproportionate focus on such allegations deters many victims from coming forward.