rape

Culture

why making rape victims hand over their phones is a step backwards

Reporting a rape or sexual assault is already difficult — and reports that police will be ordering rape victims to hand over their phones means it looks like it’s about to get even harder.
Emily Reynolds
4.30.19
Culture

breaking silence: changing the culture around sexual harassment at uk universities

In 2010, a landmark study found that one in seven students had experienced a serious physical or sexual assault during their time at university. While structural changes are undoubtedly taking place, the toxic culture of UK universities is harder to fix.
Emily Reynolds
4.1.19
News

reports of rape in london bars and clubs have risen by 136 percent in five years

Recent figures highlight an insidious culture of sexual violence plaguing the city's venues.
Wendy Syfret
7.21.16
Music

sony has offered kesha her freedom if she retracts rape accusation

Kesha has said Sony would release her from her contract if she said apologised to Dr Luke.
Isabelle Hellyer
4.4.16
Music

lena dunham slams legal system for failing victims of violence in powerful kesha support essay

The Girls star pens a poignant condemnation of the music industry and rape culture at large.
Hannah Ongley
2.24.16
News

supergurl expresses "sincerest apologies" for black friday rape slogan

Retailer's creative director admits not reviewing the campaign's graphic design in Facebook post.
Sasha Geyer
12.3.15
Culture

#sayit - why dutch women are speaking up about sexual abuse

A social media campaign in the Netherlands is encouraging women to speak up about sexual abuse and harassment, to end the stigma and let young girls who’ve suffered know they aren’t alone.
Alma Mathijsen
11.5.15
Music

lady gaga confronts issue of rape on new track

“You don’t know how it feels, till it happens to you,” the singer says.
Tish Weinstock
8.21.15
Art

why emma sulkowicz is more than a 'mattress feminist'

Controversial academic Camille Paglia dismissed Emma Sulkowicz’s Mattress Performance as a “masochistic exercise” in being a victim. Here’s why we don’t agree.
Emily Manning
8.3.15
Film

india’s daughter director leslee udwin on feminism and having your film banned

Sheffield DocFest Youth Jury member and feminist filmmaker Jade Jackman caught up with Leslee Udwin at the film festival after a screening of her controversial documentary India’s Daughter, about the Delhi gang rape.
Jade Jackman
6.11.15
Culture

​introducing bombaebs: the activists rapping against rape in india

India is suffering from a rape epidemic, but these girls want to make a difference.
Tish Weinstock
3.26.15