Articles about 'legal system'

Work in progress

Our anonymous author speaks out about her rape and the consequent criminal trial

Anonymous // 22 September 2017

Categories: Features, Violence

How do you measure the distance of reasonable fear?

Ania Ostrowska talks to American documentarian Yance Ford about his powerful debut Strong Island, available on Netflix

Ania Ostrowska // 18 September 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

Conviction: a Shondaland-esque legal procedural

The excellent casting makes the show but the women are not complex enough, says J. T. Rattray

J. T. Rattray // 5 December 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

Revenge porn law puts perpetrators first

Rikke Amundsen argues that the law supposedly created to protect victims is weighted in favour of perpetrators

Guest Blogger // 31 January 2016

Categories: Blog

Giving evidence in a sexual abuse trial: hilarious

Philippa writes about the jury in a sexual abuse trial laughing at a witness giving evidence

Philippa Willitts // 21 March 2014

Categories: Blog

Should journalists cover rape case failings?

Melanie Newman responds to the view that the media's focus on rape investigation failures and low conviction rates is unhelpful to victims, arguing that with fatalism setting in over rape conviction rates, more media scrutiny is essential to prove that improvements can still be made

Guest Blogger // 6 January 2014

Categories: Blog

17 December: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

In this specially extended blog post for International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, Molly, a member of the Sex Worker Open University, argues against feminist rhetoric, campaigns and legal policies that threaten sex workers' safety worldwide

Guest Blogger // 17 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Justice: the preserve of the rich?

Ellen Robertson discusses the impact of the government's cuts and changes to legal aid and explains what we can do to fight them

Guest Blogger // 1 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Using The Words

Annie Moran, who has previously written for The F-Word on her experience of reporting rape, introduces a new project to help survivors speak out about sexual violence

Guest Blogger // 2 May 2013

Categories: Blog

The “We are not Julian” round-up

The latest developments in the Julian Assange rape case have seen rape apologists rearing their ugly heads again. Laura links to a few of the blog posts and articles challenging the behaviour of Assange and his supporters

Laura // 21 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Privacy and prejudice

Philippa writes about advice given to Scottish rape prosecutors to use rape victims' medical records in court.

Philippa Willitts // 26 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Where are all the feminist lawyers?

A guest post, wondering where all the feminist lawyers are, and proposing they make contact.

Guest Blogger // 25 August 2011

Categories: Blog

Refugee and Migrant Justice needs your help!

Refugee and Migrant Justice is a charity who provide free legal advice and representation to asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants in the UK, including victims of trafficking and separated...

Quinn Capes-Ivy // 4 June 2010

Categories: Blog

Amanda Knox

Philippa Willitts writes about the treatment of women in the legal system compared to men, in relation to the conviction of Amanda Knox in Meredith Kercher's murder.

Philippa Willitts // 5 December 2009

Categories: Blog

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