Rape

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Life

Shocking new rape conviction statistics show the system is still failing women

The London Victims’ Commissioner has condemned the “excessive intrusion into personal data” of rape victims.

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Christobel Hastings
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After podcast BBC Sounds
Life

Sexual assault survivors are sharing their stories in this brilliant new way

A ground-breaking podcast is shaking up the platform.

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Hollie Richardson
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Lucy Mangan

Lucy Mangan: “We need to stop protecting awful men with flimsy wordplay”

Why are so many of us still reluctant to name the evils men do? Lucy Mangan has had enough with euphemisms

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Lucy Mangan
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A US teenager accused of rape has been shown leniency because of his 'good family'
Life

“Why are judges still ruling that the sexual crimes of boys from ‘good families’ don’t count?”

Thankfully, steps are being taken to tackle the toxic rape culture in the legal system.

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Christobel Hastings
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Christobel Hastings
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The Exonerated Five will attend the 2019 Emmy Awards with Ava DuVernay

Netflix's hit series When They See Us has stormed the 2019 nominations

People

Busy Philipps just called out a major publication on the way it talks about rape

The actress took on the L.A. Times for a headline it published about the rape of a 12-year-old girl

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Pip Cook
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Hannah Gadbsy
Life

Hannah Gadbsy recalling her rape related abortion is terrifying, but it’s essential we listen

“I would be dead. It’s as simple as that.”

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Hollie Richardson
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Life

Central Park Five lawyer Linda Fairstein just slammed the Ava DuVernay miniseries

30 years on from the crime, the lawyer still maintains the guilt of the wrongfully convicted teenagers. Now, she has hit back at Netflix for their series.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Life

The heartbreaking story of the Nineties true crime that gripped New York

The rape of a jogger and the wrongful conviction of a group of teenage boys was the most talked-about crime of the Nineties. Now it's a Netflix miniseries.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Life

This YA author wrote a letter to her rapist, and it’s powerful and inspiring

"I want only for you to feel how very small you are."

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Sarah Shaffi
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Jess Phillips
Visible Women

Why rape comments directed at Jess Phillips need to stop being reported as ‘jokes’

The Labour MP is still being subjected to vile rape comments

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Hollie Richardson
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Hollie Richardson
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Game of Thrones: “Rape is not a tool to make a character stronger”

Jessica Chastain shares her strong views on this interaction.

Jess Phillips Labour MP
Visible Women

Jess Phillips responds to rape comments targeted at her, again

“What do women have to do to end this?”

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Hollie Richardson
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Rape victims hand over mobile phones
Life

Rape victims are now asked to give their mobile phones to police

Here's why this is a bad thing for convictions

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Hollie Richardson
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Life

Women explain the problem with ‘consent condom’ which needs four hands to open it

"Doubt that many potential rapists are going to be foiled by this…"

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Megan Murray
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Life

UK judge says men have “fundamental human right” to sex with their wives

His comments are deeply disturbing – not least because of the UK’s troubling history surrounding marital rape laws.

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Moya Crockett
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Grey's Anatomy rape kit scene in ‘Silent All These Years’.
Life

Everyone needs to see this rape kit scene, whether they’re a Grey’s Anatomy fan or not

The powerful moment was inspired by Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

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Kayleigh Dray
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Louis Theroux
Life

Louis Theroux to combat sexual assault and consent myths in new documentary

The Night In Question will NOT shy away from the ongoing conversation around consent, sexual misconduct and #MeToo

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Kayleigh Dray
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Winnie M Li
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A message to everyone who dares to say women shouldn’t travel alone

Winnie M Li was raped during a solo trip to Belfast. Here, she explains why she refuses to let that incident stop her from travelling independently.

Life

These statistics show the shocking attitudes we still have to assault

The surveys shine a light on some shocking misconceptions

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Emily Reynolds
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