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  • People

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

  • 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?

  • Domestic Abuse Bill UK 2019
    Women

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

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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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Lauren Geall
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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.

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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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)
People

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.
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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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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Life

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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Moya Crockett
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I May Destroy You on BBC One
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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Hollie Richardson
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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.

Duffy
People

Duffy shares new single on Instagram for “the better days to come”

River in the Sky is a beautiful listen.

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Hollie Richardson
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Adele
Life

Adele just nailed why I May Destroy You is the best thing on TV right now

Well, if it gets Adele's seal of approval...

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Hollie Richardson
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Lady Gaga new record
People

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.

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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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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

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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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
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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.

Liar Season 2: Joanne Froggatt and Katherine Kelly as Laura and DI Renton
People

How will Liar season 2 feel different in a post-MeToo world?

Joanne Froggatt and Katherine Kelly, who lead the ITV drama, have issued a timely warning over how we judge women.

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Kayleigh Dray
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