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The untold story of the breast cancer survivor who helped to bring down Harvey Weinstein

Laura Madden was recovering from breast cancer when she received a call from journalist Jodi Kantor. What she did next was integral to Weinstein's downfall.

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Alabama’s near-total ban on abortion has just been blocked

One small triumph in the fightback for women's rights – but there's still a long way to go

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Jodie Comer’s next film role is a major departure from Villanelle

The actor is starring in a historical epic alongside two of Hollywood’s biggest names.

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People

Exclusive: Debbie Harry doesn’t want to be known as a victim – she’s a survivor

“We must have hope, right?” she urges. “It’s the ultimate survival mechanism.”

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Why the Unbelievable finale is the most important TV episode this year

If you find the series hard to watch, stick with it. The last episode is a must watch.

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“My rape felt so ‘ordinary’ that I still have to convince myself it happened”

Warning: the following article may be triggering for some readers.

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Life

Kaitlyn Dever just explained the importance of sharing stories of sexual assault

The actor opened up about getting into the headspace of rape survivor Marie Adler.

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Life

“Unbelievable shows that society still struggles with the 'imperfect rape victim' – such as myself”

The powerful new Netflix series is based on the real-life case of Marie Adler.

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Life

The criminal justice system is currently failing rape victims – here’s how

The overall charge rate for rape has fallen by 2.6% in the last year.

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Lauren Geall
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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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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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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

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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Life

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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