Rape

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  • Rape review report
    Politics

    If the government wants to stop rape, it must invest in challenging rape myths

  • woman looking out of window
    Politics

    “We are deeply ashamed”: the government admits to failing rape survivors

  • Lady Gaga
    Celebrity

    Lady Gaga details the reality of trauma after being sexually assaulted

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Woman's shadow
Life

Will women ever be safe at home or on the streets?

How a week dedicated to celebrating women turned into one about our lack of safety.

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Hollie Richardson
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Jameela Jamil attends the Jameela Jamil and Zumba "SELFish" Event at Casita Hollywood on February 04, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Celebrity

Jameela Jamil just underlined the big problem with that “not all men” argument

It is imperative that we stop making excuses for men’s behaviour.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Relationships

How to identify toxic behaviours early on in any relationship

Abuse can be so subtle at first that over time you may realise you’ve had your autonomy taken away from you but can’t quite identify why or when it started.

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Stylist Team
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News

40 dangerous myths about dating apps, sex and rape that must be challenged

The Crown Prosecution Service has released new guidance including a list of 40 dangerous myths often used in rape cases which they say must be challenged

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Jenn Selby
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Jen H
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“How the night I was raped changed the course of my life forever”

After being raped by a man on her way home one night, a young woman was determined to see her attacker jailed, and help other women in the same situation

Netflix’s Criminal season 2: what that Kit Harington episode gets wrong about rape and consent
TV

What Netflix’s Criminal gets wrong about rape and consent

“This is a really disappointing and potentially harmful approach for the show to have taken,” says a Rape Crisis spokesperson.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Ciara Charteris attends the "Mary Quant" VIP preview at the Victoria & Albert Museum on April 03, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
People

Poldark’s Ciara Charteris chose not to report her rapist. Now, she’s taking the power back

The actor has spoken out about being assaulted by a “close friend.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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The British Houses of Parliament
People

Rape Crisis charity call decision to let accused Tory MP return to work “extremely disappointing”

The MP has voluntarily agreed not to return to Westminster next month, but will continue to represent his constituents from home.

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Lauren Geall
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Jess Phillips speaks to the media outside the BBC Broadcasting House in central London after appearing on The Andrew Marr Show on 05 January, 2020 in London, England. Jess Phillips declared her candidacy in the race for Labour Party leadership which is due to begin next week. (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
People

Jess Phillips calls for suspension of Tory MP arrested on suspicion of rape

According to reports, the unnamed politician was arrested after a former parliamentary staff member accused him of rape, sexual assault and coercive control.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Rape convictions at all time low in England and Wales.
Life

Rape convictions are at an all time low, and it is a “national emergency”

The figures are being described as “dismal” by campaigners.

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Hollie Richardson
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Michaela Coel
People

Michaela Coel shares the real-life experiences that inspired I May Destroy You

“I sat there sort of realising that the course of my life was forever going to change.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Moya Crockett
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Why it matters that police can no longer ask rape victims to hand over their phones

The practice is believed to have retraumatised some survivors and discouraged others from reporting their assault at all.

I May Destroy You on BBC One
Life

Michaela Coel shares inspiration for that unforgettable I May Destroy You finale

It is, quite simply, a masterpiece.

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Hollie Richardson
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Thandie Newton
People

Thandie Newton’s tale of abuse has been lost in those Tom Cruise “pimple” headlines

“If you’re a young Black girl and you get raped, in the film business, no one’s going to f**king care.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Duffy
People

Duffy criticises Netflix’s 365 Days film for “glamourising rape” in a powerful open letter

It's currently a top 10 film on the streaming platform.

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Hollie Richardson
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CARMICHAEL, CA - JUNE 14: The weathered hands of Victor Hayes, a survivor of the East Area Rapist, photographed with old pictures of himself in the foreground during an interview in Carmichael, Calif., on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Joseph James DeAngelo who was arrested nearly two months ago is the man accused of being the East Area Rapist and later the Golden State Killer. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group via Getty Images)
Life

I’ll Be Gone In The Dark could be the most important true crime series yet

The Sky Crime series will bring Michelle McNamara’s investigation into violent predator ‘The Golden State Killer’ to life in terrifying detail.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Tiffany Haddish
People

Tiffany Haddish says she “lost a little bit of my soul” after being raped by police cadet

“I had to learn revenge is not really where it’s at.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

Netflix and the creator of Big Little Lies are working on a new adaptation of Anatomy of a Scandal

Based on the bestselling book by Sarah Vaughan.

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Anna Brech
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Hollie Richardson
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Lady Gaga’s words on feeling ashamed after sexual assault are a difficult but vital listen

The singer has given an in-depth interview to mark the release of her new album Chromatica.

Outlander season five finale.
Life

We need to talk about that controversial Outlander finale

Why does the show keep relying on rape storylines?

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Hollie Richardson
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