Articles about 'rape'

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

The false rape/assault accusation trope – a bit fishy and definitely not funny

Rosa Walling-Wefelmeyer is unimpressed with Home and Away's recent use of the tired and potentially harmful false rape accusation trope

Guest Blogger // 4 September 2015

Categories: Blog, Features & Reviews Round-Up

Is this the most important book of 2015?

Consent and victim-blaming in the age of the smartphone: we should all be talking about Louise O'Neill's Asking For It, says Gemma Fraser

Gemma Fraser // 3 September 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

This film is hmmm…

Holly Millar sees potential in the story at the heart of agnès b.’s debut feature but is disappointed with how it was executed

Holly Millar // 29 June 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Flying high with Nightingales

Lissy Lovett finds much to admire in Nightingales, a new take on a Greek myth that deals with rape, revenge and sisterhood

Lissy Lovett // 25 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

There’s no justification for granting rape suspects anonymity

The Home Affairs Select Committee have proposed that people suspected of sexual offences should be granted anonymity in order to protect their reputations. D H Kelly argues that this would get in the way of bringing sexual offenders to justice

D H Kelly // 26 March 2015

Categories: Blog

New review: India’s Daughters

Asiya Islam finds India’s Daughter, The BBC documentary on the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, neither educational nor challenging and suggests we question its purpose. Content note: Several references to...

Holly Combe // 12 March 2015

Categories: Blog

Indian women are not the world’s daughters

Asiya Islam finds India's Daughter, The BBC documentary on the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, neither educational nor challenging and suggests we question its purpose

Asiya Islam //

Categories: Reviews, Television

UnSlut project: help finance Slut: A Documentary Film’s post production

This is a guest post by Emily Lindin, co-director of Slut: A Documentary Film After hearing about the death of Rehtaeh Parsons in 2013, I started The UnSlut Project by...

Guest Blogger // 3 February 2015

Categories: Blog

Asking the right questions

Psychologist Dr Nina Burrowes talks to Lizzie Atkinson about her online video project that opens up the conversation on sexual abuse

Dr Nina Burrowes // 21 October 2014

Categories: Activism, Interviews, Violence

Addressing the root cause of Rotherham

When crimes are committed that are based in patriarchy, it's the system and culture that needs to be addressed, writes guest blogger Mag the Blag

Mag the Blag // 31 August 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Hello and welcome to the weekly round-up and open thread! Below are some recent news stories that caught the attention of The F Word Collective this week (linking does not necessarily imply endorsement or agreement by members of the collective or the author of this post). Please note that these links range from "ooh yay!" to "very interesting" to *headdesk to very sad or rage-enducing, and some articles may be triggering. Want to discuss these topics or add your own? Please comment below!

Chella Quint // 12 August 2014

Categories: Blog

Richard Dawkins and the logic of “date rape”

When Richard Dawkins used rape in an explanation of logical principles, he forgot to use accurate premises. D H Kelly warns against false assumptions about the nature of "date rape"

D H Kelly // 31 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Follow-up: How I made sure I didn’t go home with a rapist

In light of comments on Facebook responding to my post yesterday, it seems there are some points I need to clarify...

Amber Collins // 10 July 2014

Categories: Blog

How I made sure I didn’t go home with a rapist

Arranging to meet and sleep with strangers is not an activity with any guarantees of safety. I accepted the risk and did my best to minimise it. What little vetting I did (and I didn't always) was based around principles of respect. I had a one-strike policy for any sign of disrespect, which tended to fall into three red flag categories...

Amber Collins // 9 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 7 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Rape and reputation

July's guest blogger Milena Popova is frustrated by simplistic approaches to rape and sexual assault cases and defendants

Milena Popova // 5 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Hello and welcome to the weekly round-up and open thread! Below are some recent news stories that caught the attention of The F Word Collective this week (linking does not imply endorsement or agreement). Please note that these links range from "ooh yay!" to "very interesting" to *headdesk, to rage-enducing, and some articles may be triggering. Want to discuss these topics or add your own? Please comment below!

Chella Quint // 24 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Permission to kiss: consent is simple

D H Kelly examines a recent BBC Article entitled, "Should you ask someone's permission to kiss them?" and argues that a greater emphasis on full consent makes sex much simpler, as well as safer

D H Kelly // 18 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Congolese women activists shut out of event at Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

An open letter to William Hague from the Bradford Congo Campaign

Laura // 16 June 2014

Categories: Blog

On Self-Defence as Rape Prevention

Caroline Criado-Perez describes learning self-defence as "a solution" to rape, until we're able to stop people raping. D H Kelly argues this is no solution to the vast majority of rapes.

D H Kelly // 12 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Should Ched Evans get his job back?

Guest blogger Sarah writes about the upcoming release of footballer Ched Evans from prison after his rape conviction, discussing whether or not he should be given his old job back at Sheffield United Football Club

Sarah Flude // 2 May 2014

Categories: Blog

Sex after rape: sharing survivors’ stories

Rape survivors looking for help to cope with their bodies and sex after rape face a vacuum in the information and services available. Pavan Amara speaks to survivors who all wish they had known they weren't the only ones

Pavan Amara // 27 February 2014

Categories: Body and Health, Features, Interviews, Sex and Relationships, Violence

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

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 20 January 2014

Categories: Blog

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