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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
July's guest blogger Milena Popova is frustrated by simplistic approaches to rape and sexual assault cases and defendants
Milena Popova // 5 July 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Where serious consideration of rape is concerned, public ignorance, silence and disinterest has held a lengthy reign.
Guest Blogger // 27 May 2011
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
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
The government plans to grant defendants in rape trial anonymity, according to their coalition programme for government. Details are slight, by which I mean one line saying: We will extend...
Jess McCabe // 21 May 2010
A theatre company in Norwich has launched to work “with and for” survivors of sexual assault and rape, and their friends and families. The Theatre Empowerment Company has an under-construction...
Jess McCabe // 19 April 2010