Articles about 'sexual abuse'

My vaginismus is not for male sexual pleasure

More awareness of vaginismus as a serious medical condition is needed to challenge the idea that we’re simply women with ‘tight’ vaginas, says Vanessa de Largie

Guest Blogger // 15 April 2018

Categories: Blog

Ask me about ‘Indian rapes’ one more time

Ruchi Chaudhury has had enough of the incessant grilling she is subjected to by voyeuristic British people who perceive rape as unique to India

Ruchi Chaudhury // 10 January 2018

Categories: Features, Politics and Current Affairs, Racism, Stereotypes, Violence

The F-Word stage blog: November 2017

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

Lissy Lovett // 12 November 2017

Categories: Blog

Tarantino, your apology is inadequate

Quentin Tarantino's response to the sexual abuse allegations against his long-time friend, Harvey Weinstein, is nowhere near good enough, writes Constanze Wilson

Guest Blogger // 11 November 2017

Categories: Blog

Don Giovanni for the modern woman

Tanja Daub finds a lot of contemporary relevance in a recent production at the Pleasance Theatre

Tanja Daub // 10 November 2017

Categories: Music, Reviews, Theatre

Thoughts on #metoo

Thoughts on the #metoo campaign

Joanna Whitehead // 16 October 2017

Categories: Blog

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

Let’s just talk

Samuel Sims is blown away by this year’s RADA Festival which feels particularly exciting for women in theatre

Samuel Sims // 2 August 2017

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Breaking boundaries

Harriet Kilikita reviews Open Clasp’s play Key Change and applauds its powerful and unflinching exploration of the lives of women prisoners

Harriet Kilikita // 30 November 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The dark side of romance

Harriet Kilikita reviews Eimear McBride’s The Lesser Bohemians and finds it to be a complex and subversive take on a classic romance narrative

Harriet Kilikita // 26 September 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

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

Feminism and the expectation of martyrdom

Jan Dark on the challenge of overcoming female social conditioning and standing up to abuse from not just men, but other women

Guest Blogger // 3 April 2014

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

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 1 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Is The Guardian trolling us?

Philippa read a Guardian article about whether child sexual abuse is really all that bad. It is.

Philippa Willitts // 3 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Slutwalk: Whatever we wear, wherever we go, yes means yes and no means no!

Karis Hanson reports back on an empowering and emotional second London Slutwalk

Guest Blogger // 25 September 2012

Categories: Blog

“I didn’t have a childhood at all…”

A guest post by CRASAC, the story of a woman they have supported, which highlights the damage caused by child abuse, and the importance of seeking help.

Philippa Willitts // 7 February 2012

Categories: Blog

Yet another victim-blaming travesty

Philippa reports on the case of six men who have been freed after pleading guilty to rape charges against two 12 year old girls.

Philippa Willitts // 13 July 2011

Categories: Blog

Adding my voice to those revictimised by Nadine Dorries.

A guest blogger writes anonymously about why Nadine Dorries' view that teaching children to say 'no' will reduce sexual abuse is so wrong.

Guest Blogger // 17 May 2011

Categories: Blog

Disabled women and sexual assault.

Philippa writes about Kier Starmer's intentions to encourage women to report sexual assault, and about how disabled women can be particularly at risk.

Philippa Willitts // 19 April 2011

Categories: Blog

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