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BBC Floodlights

“One of the most impressive, most heartbreaking films”: viewers react to BBC’s Floodlights

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Morgan Cormack
  • Zara McDermott
    Women

    “I was sexually harassed and groped”: Zara McDermott on tackling rape culture in our schools

  • Lady Justice on top of a court in London
    News

    The term ‘gaslighting’ has been used in a High Court judgment for the first time

  • coercive control and non violent abuse
    Women

    Would you recognise coercive control? These are 5 signs of toxic non-violent abuse

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Police: data shows more than a quarter of UK police forces ‘do not meet vetting guidelines’
News

More than 2,500 police officers are currently serving in the UK without being vetted

The murder of Sarah Everard by police officer Wayne Couzens shone a spotlight on police vetting procedures.

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Amy Beecham
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Netflix's You S3 - Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg
TV

Think Joe from Netflix’s You is bad? We’ve seen versions of him in romcoms for years

The Netflix series has been accused of romanticising male toxicity, but let’s face facts: TV and filmmakers have been guilty of that for a very long time.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Woman stares across the ocean
Relationships

“I am a survivor of narcissistic abuse. This is my story”

Ronia Fraser – now a leading trauma recovery coach – lost all sense of reality when her narcissistic partner began to manipulate and control her.

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Ronia Fraser
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Melanie Brown walks the red carpet ahead of the opening ceremony during the 76th Venice Film Festival at Sala Casino on August 28, 2019 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)Mel B recalls the “tiny” red flags she missed in her abusive relationship
Celebrity

Mel B recalls the red flags she missed in her abusive relationship

“It starts with tiny things,” she says.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Lauren Geall
Published

Threatening to share revenge porn will become a criminal offence under new law changes

The amendments to the domestic abuse bill will also include the criminalisation of non-fatal strangulation.

FKA Twiggs
Podcasts

FKA Twigs’ words on abuse are painfully honest, and we must listen

The singer spoke to Louis Theroux on his podcast.

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Hollie Richardson
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Silhouette of woman
Housing

What life is like at Christmas when you have nowhere to live

A young mum tells the story of her struggle to create a home for herself and her daughter in time for Christmas.

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Natalie Gil
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Reeva Steenkamp deserves to be more than a footnote in Oscar Pistorius’ story
TV

Reeva Steenkamp deserves to be more than a footnote in her killer’s story

The Trials Of Oscar Pistorius hasn’t just failed Steenkamp: it has failed all victims of femicide and gender-based abuse.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Entertainment

Do you know the difference between love and coercive control?

For a new televised social experiment, journalist Ellie Flynn brings together a group of young people to see if they understand what coercive control means.

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Katy Harrington
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News

“He stole from me and left me in £30k of debt”: what you need to know about economic abuse

Economic abuse is happening all around us in the UK but many victims are frightened to speak. Here a young woman explains how her abuser took over her finances.

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Katy Harrington
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Samantha Morton
Podcasts

Why everyone’s talking about Samantha Morton’s incredible Desert Island Discs episode

The actor spoke bravely and candidly to Lauren Laverne.

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Hollie Richardson
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Helen Bownass
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“Why wasn’t she saved?“: Payzee Mahmod on the ‘honour’ killing of her sister Banaz

As Honour, the drama about the murder of Banaz Mahmod, arrives on ITV, Stylist speaks to her sister Payzee

I’m Thinking of Ending Things on Netflix
Film

Netflix’s new horror speaks volumes about dating so-called “nice guys”

“Do yourself a favour; don’t think about ending things, just do it.”

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Almara Abgarian
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woman stressed about texts
Strength

Female athletes are being trolled about their bodies and it needs to stop

A survey reveals that the fittest female athletes on the planet are self-conscious about their body. This is a problem.

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Miranda Larbi
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Netflix’s The Betty Broderick Story: Amanda Peet as Betty Broderick.
TV

Netflix’s Betty Broderick Story, gaslighting, and “angry women”

Betty is supposed to be the villain of Dirty John season 2, so why do so many viewers feel sorry for her?

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Sohel Sarkar
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Midsommar 2019 film review
Entertainment

The anti-romcom: 13 horror films about toxic relationships

From co-dependency to gaslighting, these horror films are guaranteed to get under the skin of anyone who’s ever endured a bad relationship.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Johnny Depp arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on July 20, 2020 in London, England. The Hollywood Actor is suing News Group Newspapers (NGN) and the Sun's executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an article published in 2018 that referred to him as a "wife beater" during his marriage to actor Amber Heard. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)
People

Why those Johnny Depp and Amber Heard headlines are so dangerous

Jess Phillips has underlined the big problem with the tabloids’ coverage of the Johnny Depp libel trial.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Domestic Abuse Bill returns to parliament.
Life

The domestic abuse bill has finally returned to parliament – so what’s next?

A new version of the domestic abuse bill is now making its way through parliament. But what will it really mean for women?

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Moya Crockett and Hollie Richardson
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Kayleigh Dray
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Rihanna makes vital point about domestic violence survivors in lockdown

And, in doing so, gives us 2.1 million more reasons to respect her.

Tim Berners Lee: internet isn't safe for women
Life

The man who created the internet just admitted the online world isn’t safe for women

“Such abuse forces women out of jobs and causes girls to skip school…”

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Hollie Richardson
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