Articles about 'sexual violence'

Why can’t Theresa May put women first?

The Human Rights Act is a lifesaving piece of legislation for women, so why, asks Jennifer Hudson, is the Prime Minister so keen to scrap it?

Guest Blogger // 6 March 2017

Categories: Blog

When wounded bodies give birth: what we ought to know

People who have experienced sexual violence may find childbirth particularly traumatic. Julie Xuan argues that healthcare providers must reach out to understand these patients better

Julie Xuan // 14 November 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Family, Features, Violence

Theatre and Dance at the Edinburgh Fringe – part four

Our penultimate post of reviews from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering Theatre and Dance

Various Authors // 16 August 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe – part three

Our fifth post of reviews from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, covering theatre

Various Authors // 15 August 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Teenage bullying in the digital world

Helena Blackstone is impressed by the relevance of new play Sket at the Park Theatre

Helena Blackstone // 30 April 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Is it time for gender neutral toilets?

Gender segregated toilets are something we take for granted, but D H Kelly argues that gender neutral public toilets might be better for everyone

D H Kelly // 28 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Overcoming adversity, becoming brilliant

Joanna Whitehead discusses artistic technique, male violence and slut shaming with Una, author of the new graphic novel Becoming, Unbecoming

Joanna Whitehead // 26 October 2015

Categories: Books, Features, Interviews, Reviews

A very curious case

A new version of The Curious Case of Jekyll and Hyde is thought-provoking for Harriet Wailling, but its attempts to grapple with gender sometimes miss the mark

Harriet Wailling // 6 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

When the Defenders are the Perpetrators – the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Guest blogger Sheena Vasani assesses the recent Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Sheena Vasani // 21 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

New review: Angel Haze

Sexuality and survival – Joanna Whitehead swoons over Angel Haze Content note: ‘Cleaning Out my Closet’ (linked to in the first mention of the song) contains a descriptive account of...

Holly Combe // 11 May 2014

Categories: Blog

I’m loving Angel instead

Sexuality and survival - Joanna Whitehead swoons over Angel Haze

Joanna Whitehead //

Categories: Music, Reviews

The repercussions of speaking up about sexual violence

Millitoria describes the often negative reactions she has received as someone who speaks out about sexual violence, and offers advice on how to respond supportively when someone talks to you about the issue

Guest Blogger // 22 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Leading barrister deems Operation Yewtree “grotesque spectacle”

Laura takes down an article that paints Stuart Hall's acts of child abuse as "low-level misdemeanors" and accuses anti-abuse campaigners and law-enforcement agencies of "fetishising victimhood"

Laura // 9 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Using The Words

Annie Moran, who has previously written for The F-Word on her experience of reporting rape, introduces a new project to help survivors speak out about sexual violence

Guest Blogger // 2 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Why we are Sikh feminists

Herpreet Kaur Grewal talked to her colleagues on the Sikh Feminist Research Institute's editorial board about why they are feminists. This blog post collects their views to mark the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi, which took place this weekend

Guest Blogger // 16 April 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

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 14 January 2013

Categories: Blog

How to be a victim blamer

Laura responds to a disappointing and dangerous bit of victim blaming from Caitlin Moran

Laura // 17 December 2012

Categories: Blog

I married Christian Grey

Natalie Collins gives us an insight into the real Christian Grey, arguing that Fifty Shades shows domestic abuse, not a consensual relationship

Guest Blogger // 10 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Whose streets? Our streets

Philippa describes Sheffield's Reclaim the Night last night, and reproduces her speech about disability and sexual and domestic violence.

Philippa Willitts // 1 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Reclaim the night this November!

Laura details the various reclaim the night marches taking place across the country this month in a bid to raise awareness of violence against women

Laura // 15 November 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Tori Amos – Me and a Gun

Tori Amos' disturbing personal account of being raped has functioned as "a piece of trauma art" for many of her fans who have experienced abuse and continues to serve as a reassuring voice speaking out over the usual victim blaming noise

Holly Combe // 10 September 2012

Categories: Blog

The “We are not Julian” round-up

The latest developments in the Julian Assange rape case have seen rape apologists rearing their ugly heads again. Laura links to a few of the blog posts and articles challenging the behaviour of Assange and his supporters

Laura // 21 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Sex positivism and slut-shaming in reverse

Louise McCudden discusses the way sex positivism is often twisted and used against feminists who raise concerns about porn and prostitution

Guest Blogger // 16 August 2012

Categories: Blog

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