Articles about 'rape culture'

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: part two

Here are The F-Word’s second set of reviews of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering comedy and theatre

Various Authors // 15 August 2017

Categories: Comedy, Reviews, Theatre

A dangerous kind of forgiveness

Taryn de Vere reads South of Forgiveness by Thordis Elva and questions whether the author’s personal account of ‘forgiving’ her rapist sets an unhelpful and problematic precedent

Taryn De Vere // 7 August 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

The rise and rise of lad culture on campus

Chloe Price is alarmed by the increasing misogyny and sexist attitudes of male students, and calls for urgent action to make women safer at university

Guest Blogger // 24 May 2017

Categories: Blog

We need to change the way we frame sexual violence

Some women don’t realise they are sexually assaulted until later due to internalised sexism, writes Louisa Adjoa Parker

Guest Blogger // 11 April 2017

Categories: Blog

Not guilty does not mean innocent

The overturning of Ched Evans’ rape conviction isn’t just an exception, it’s a threat to the fabric of institutions that campaign to protect women, writes Rashida Islam

Guest Blogger // 22 October 2016

Categories: Blog

The F-Word stage blog: October 2016

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre in October

Lissy Lovett // 4 October 2016

Categories: Blog

My rapist walked free

As only 6% of reported rapes end in a conviction, an anonymous contributor tells her harrowing story

Guest Blogger // 1 February 2016

Categories: Features, Violence

Never asking for it

Kat Wootton hails Kate Harding’s new book as an important part of a struggle against rape culture

Katherine Wootton // 2 November 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews

“We need to be constantly fighting. We need to be raising our voices”

Asking For It author Louise O’Neill talks to Gemma Fraser about rape culture, society’s fear of female sexuality, and how it feels to be the rising star of feminist fiction

Gemma Fraser // 9 September 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Interviews, Religion, Violence

Gone Girl: condemned or hailed?

David Fincher's Gone Girl, adapted from the novel by Gillian Flynn, has been simultaneously condemned as a misogynistic portrayal of women and hailed as the birthplace of a feminist icon. Lily Kendall investigates: does it deserve either of these accolades?

Lily Kendall // 11 November 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: The X-Files

Following on from Sara Yasin’s retrospective look back at Dawson’s Creek, Melissa Dunne revisits The X-Files and discovers a few feminist sticking points. Content note: Contains a discussion of attitudes...

Holly Combe // 18 May 2014

Categories: Blog

One step forward, two steps behind

Following on from Sara Yasin's retrospective look back at Dawson's Creek, Melissa Dunne revisits The X-Files and discovers a few feminist sticking points

Melissa Dunne //

Categories: Reviews, Television

No, no, no: pick-up artists and rape manuals

Philippa responds to a pick-up artist's attempt to teach men how and why they should ignore a woman's lack of consent

Philippa Willitts // 31 January 2014

Categories: Blog

Feminism and young women: from London to Kansas

Katharine S. compares attitudes to feminism at her new high school in Kansas with those of her former classmates in London

Guest Blogger // 2 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 11 November 2013

Categories: Blog

Ace of Clubs: Is there room in the feminist movement for asexual women?

Laura Buttrick considers how asexuality, sex positive feminism and feminist opposition to rape culture and patriarchy intersect

Guest Blogger // 28 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Male feminists: why it’s important to get the boys on board

Angelique Mulholland on the importance of men speaking out against violence towards women and tackling harmful forms of masculinity

Guest Blogger // 2 August 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: 90210

With its fifth and final series currently showing on E4 in the UK, the US fictional teen drama 90210 has tackled some familiar issues affecting young people. Robyn Harris goes...

Holly Combe // 1 August 2013

Categories: Blog

9021-oh: The harsh truth about victim-blaming in US schools?

With its fifth and final series currently showing on E4 in the UK, the US fictional teen drama 90210 has tackled some familiar issues affecting young people. Robyn Harris goes back to series' two and three to examine two storylines where female characters experience abuse and is disappointed to find the show ultimately doing very little to help dispel victim blaming

Robyn Harris //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Trolls are not the most depressing part of this week’s twitter storm

This week, MP Stella Creasy must feel she’s slipped down the rabbit warren into an alternative universe – though one with fewer despotic queens than Alice’s wonderland. Not because she’s...

gailem // 31 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Steubenville: An American phenomenon?

Hannah Hilali explores the meaning of "rape culture" in the context of the Steubenville rape case and her own experience of sexual assault here in the UK

Guest Blogger // 6 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Reclaim the night London 2012

Guest Blogger Julian Norman invites everyone to Reclaim the Night in London. November 24th 2012, 6pm, Whitehall Place.

Julian Norman // 22 November 2012

Categories: Blog

Is it any surprise?

Philippa ties together three stories about rape culture that she was made aware of today.

Philippa Willitts // 21 February 2012

Categories: Blog

Unilad: an entire culture summed up in one hideous website

A guest post by Sarah McAlpine about rape apologism on the Unilad website, and in our culture as a whole.

Guest Blogger // 5 February 2012

Categories: Blog

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