Articles about 'sexual assault'

Thoughts on #metoo

Thoughts on the #metoo campaign

Joanna Whitehead // 16 October 2017

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: part one

Here are The F-Word’s first set of reviews of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering theatre, comedy, cabaret and variety

Various Authors // 10 August 2017

Categories: Comedy, Music, Reviews, Spoken Work, Theatre

The secret lives of white middle class America

Nick Beard is impressed with the nuanced way in which Big Little Lies deals with domestic violence and the emotional aftermath of rape

Nick Beard // 24 May 2017

Categories: Reviews, Television

My rape wasn’t dramatic – but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t real

Our monthly guest blogger, Madeleine Pownall, welcomes the portrayal of rape in Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, and argues that lack of resistance does not constitute consent

Guest Blogger // 17 May 2017

Categories: Blog

The wrong kind of victim

Following the coverage of the Stanford university rape case, an anonymous contributor discusses her own experiences of sexual assault and the difficulties she faced when identifying herself as a victim of rape

Guest Blogger // 19 July 2016

Categories: Features, Violence

‘Tis the season for “don’t get raped” advice

It's our #festivefeminism month and Ellie Hutchinson asks why we have to put up with the now annual "don't get raped" messages from the police

Guest Blogger // 22 December 2015

Categories: Blog

How Corbyn broke the mould with women-only carriages

Helen Raymond argues that Jeremy Corbyn's support for women-only train carriages is more than a political gimmick and is likely to make travelling women feel safer

Guest Blogger // 10 September 2015

Categories: Blog

“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

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

Military monologues

Mattie Lacey-Davidson finds the seven monologues created from the stories of real US servicewomen intense and impactful, recommending The Lonely Soldier Monologues for its important messages

Mattie Lacey-Davidson // 4 June 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Girls love gigs too – so let’s make them safe

Festivals should mean fun but for women, they have become unsafe spaces. Some festival-goers shared their experiences with Laura Maw, who argues that both organisers and performers need to do more to ensure women's safety

Laura Maw // 9 September 2014

Categories: Features, Violence

Sexual assault allegations and attention seeking

Since Vanessa Feltz spoke of Rolf Harris putting his hand up her dress during an interview, she has been subject to a torrent of abuse, including the idea that she is seeking attention. D H Kelly explores this common accusation towards victims of sexual assault

D H Kelly // 8 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

Crime, punishment and the nuances of child rape: Only Connect

Sarah writes about Victoria Coren Mitchell's call for "nuance" in the light of Samantha Geimer's account of being drugged and raped by Roman Polanski

Sarah Thomasin // 30 September 2013

Categories: Blog

Nervous: when boys think sexual assault is a game

Kate Ledger recently came across a particularly disturbing form of sexist behaviour in the classroom that reflects worrying attitudes towards girls and sex in our schools. Here she outlines the problem and how she and her colleagues have responded

Guest Blogger // 16 June 2013

Categories: Blog

No women, no peace.

Chitra Nagarajan and Rhiannon Redpath introduce the No women, no peace. campaign with a brief overview of women's rights in Afghanistan

Guest Blogger // 7 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Sexual assault: things haven’t changed

When Isobel Greener's dad suggested that things have changed a lot since the 1970s, when women were considered "fair game" for men to grope, she decided to set the record straight by sharing some of her own personal experiences of sexual assault

Guest Blogger // 12 October 2012

Categories: Blog

One in four: and I am one of them

Behind the statistics. This guest post is by Lizzy Owen One in four women have experienced rape or attempted rape. At least 47,000 women are raped in the UK each...

Guest Blogger // 19 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Take back the tech

In Cairo and New Dehli, smart phone apps are being used to map sexual harassment and report sexual assault. Farah Jassat reports

Farah Jassat // 5 January 2012

Categories: Violence

Things that are not like rape *Trigger warning*

After Johnny Depp describes being in a photoshoot as like being raped, Philippa writes about these comparisons, and about how the word being used in this way is diminishing the experience of survivors.

Philippa Willitts // 5 October 2011

Categories: Blog

Sexual assault is not just ‘extramarital sex’: the media talking about Dominique Strauss Kahn

Amy Roch considers the media coverage of Dominique Strauss Kahn In the last few weeks, there seems to be a vast array of commentators worrying about the sexual morals of...

Guest Blogger // 10 June 2011

Categories: Blog

Where rape is concerned, talk isn’t good enough.

Where serious consideration of rape is concerned, public ignorance, silence and disinterest has held a lengthy reign.

Guest Blogger // 27 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

Sign petition to drop plans to make rape defendants anonymous

If you oppose the Tory-Liberal Democrat plan to grant anonymity to defendants in rape cases, then you may want to sign this petition calling on Justice Secretary Ken Clarke to...

Jess McCabe // 1 June 2010

Categories: Blog

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