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

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    Women

    “How the night I was raped changed the course of my life forever”

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    What Netflix’s Criminal gets wrong about rape and consent

  • 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

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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)
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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.
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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.

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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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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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Believe Me The Cyprus Rape Case
Life

Believe Me: woman accused of lying about Cyprus gang rape to speak in new ITV documentary

The 19-year-old says police in Ayia Napa forced her to retract her sexual assault claim against 12 men.

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Anna Brech
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Duffy
People

The details of Duffy’s rape ordeal are horrifying, but we mustn’t ignore them

Duffy’s story is a vital read, even if we want to ignore bad news at the moment.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Long Reads

Weinstein’s sentence proves the tide is turning. Let’s keep pushing for change

Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison, after being found guilty of third degree rape and first degree criminal sexual act.

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Nell Frizzell
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Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.
Long Reads

To all the women who didn’t dare believe Weinstein would go to jail

We thought justice was impossible. We were wrong.

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Kayleigh Dray
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People

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison – here is everything you need to know

The decision was announced in a New York court today.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Why Harvey Weinstein’s accusers want their $25 million settlement deal reconsidered

An open letter from seven women criticised the Attorney General for supporting the “unfair” agreement.

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The proof that sexual abusers in the workplace will finally get their day of reckoning

The Harvey Weinstein verdict is just the start.

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Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
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