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Sexual Violence Awareness Week: why the language used around sexual assault is so important to get right

This powerful tweet breaks down why the language we use around sexual assault is so important

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Amy Beecham
  • Operation Hotton: investigation reveals Met police officers made rape threats and joked about domestic violence in vile Whatsapp messages
    News

    ‘Jokes’ about raping women and Black children dying revealed in shocking Met police report

  • The number of rapes and sexual offences recorded in England and Wales hit a record high in 2021
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    The average rape case now takes over 1,000 days to complete, new data shows

  • Rape review report
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    If the government wants to stop rape, it must invest in challenging rape myths

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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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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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Life

The ‘rough sex’ defence put dead women on trial – banning it is a feminist victory

The government has published an amendment that will ban the ‘sex game gone wrong’ defence from courts in England and Wales. Here’s why that matters.

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Moya Crockett
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The response to Kate Beckinsale’s Weinstein story is victim-blaming, plain and simple

Let’s call it what it is.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Lucy Mangan
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Weinstein’s conviction is a verdict on the #MeToo movement itself

“Justice at last, and a victory over the old order”

People

Pharrell admits he’s embarrassed by “chauvinist” Blurred Lines lyrics

Singer claims he would not write the same song today

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Anna Brech
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A US teenager accused of rape has been shown leniency because of his 'good family'
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“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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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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People

Les Miserables’ Ellie Bamber on corsets, Olivia Colman and what makes her angry

With a slew of meaty new projects, Ellie Bamber is set to surprise everyone in 2019

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Colin Crummy
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Life

Local radio station bans Baby, It's Cold Outside in #MeToo protest

Hosts brand Christmas anthem "manipulative and wrong"

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Anna Brech
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Music

Baby it’s Cold Outside has been given a feminist makeover

The troubling Christmas song has been transformed into an epic consent anthem

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kayleigh Dray
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The vital detail we’re all missing in Sinitta’s #MeToo story

Sinitta has spoken out after being sexually assaulted at Simon Cowell’s villa. Here’s why her story is so important

Life

Men struggle to tell the difference between sexual interest and consent, says study

New research sheds light on the thought processes of men who just don’t get it

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Men are supporting the #MeToo campaign by tweeting #HowIWillChange

“Guys, it’s our turn.”

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Students disciplined for making rape joke during a charity fundraiser

The four teens spelled the word ‘rape’ with body paint

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Amy Swales
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Life

These rape prevention tips are going viral for all the right reasons

Whistles and buddy systems feature

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Kayleigh Dray
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People

Amber Heard just gave a voice to the Stanford sexual assault survivor

She was among those giving a powerful reading of Emily Doe's famous impact statement.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Comedian's argument about victim blaming goes viral on Facebook

This comedian has just shut down victim blaming with one Facebook post

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Kayleigh Dray
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