Sexual Assault

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How the narrative “you’ll never work again” prevents women from speaking out about sexual harassment

“You’ll never work again”: how 3 women dealt with being threatened by a powerful man at work

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Anita Ghosh
  • Bill Cosby
    News

    “A travesty”: 9 powerful reactions as Bill Cosby walks free from prison

  • 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

Latest Stories

Michaela Coel
TV

Michaela Coel shares her “internal devastation” in searing Baftas speech

“I know what it is like to shoot without an intimacy director,” says the I May Destroy You star.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Lady Gaga
Celebrity

Lady Gaga details the reality of trauma after being sexually assaulted

“Your body remembers...”

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Hollie Richardson
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Stylist magazine campaign violence against women 2021
Women

Why Stylist is campaigning to change the attitudes behind male violence against women and girls

A Fearless Future is our new initiative calling for a public awareness campaign that gets to the root of the problem.

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Moya Crockett
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Stylist's open letter to Priti Patel about violence against women
Women

Read Stylist’s open letter to Priti Patel about male violence against women and girls

More than 60 experts, activists, politicians and public figures have signed our letter to the Home Secretary as part of our new campaign, A Fearless Future.

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Stylist Team
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Moya Crockett
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“We have the right to be free from fear”: what will actually keep women safe in public spaces?

From education to criminal justice reform, experts share their ideas for making women safer on the streets.

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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Celebrity

Why “he seems such a nice guy” is the wrong response to abuse allegations

“If we’re looking for monsters, we’ll never find them.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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People

AOC on surviving sexual assault, trauma and the “tactics of abusers”

She has shared her story on Instagram.

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Hollie Richardson
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Housing

What life is like at Christmas when you have nowhere to live

A young mum tells the story of her struggle to create a home for herself and her daughter in time for Christmas.

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Natalie Gil
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People

FKA twigs sues ex Shia LaBeouf for alleged sexual battery, assault and emotional distress

The singer says her relationship with the actor involved “relentless” abuse.

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Anna Brech
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I May Destroy You on BBC One
TV

Finally there are women we can relate to on TV – but why has it taken so long?

Weruche Opia, Hayley Squires and Gbemisola Ikumelo discuss the emergence of a new kind of on-screen womanhood.

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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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TV

Adult Material: Channel 4’s daring new drama goes inside the porn industry

A funny, refreshing and female-led look at the adult film business.

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Anna Brech
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Jeffrey Epstein and his then-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell pictured at a party in 2005.
TV

This new Jeffrey Epstein documentary finally gives a voice to survivors

“There’s no strength in being quiet. Your strength is in your voice.”

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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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Opinion

“Charlie Elphicke’s conviction was a victory for the women who reported him, but we have more to do”

After ex-MP Charlie Elphicke was convicted for sexual assault, another sitting MP was arrested on suspicion of rape. We can't stop here, says Mandu Reid.

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Mandu Reid
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Kayleigh Dray
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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.

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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