Articles about 'sexual violence'

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

From faux-pology to no-pology

Philippa writes about a depressing update in the saga of West Mercia Police and some victim-blaming 'anti-rape' posters.

Philippa Willitts // 9 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Finding a way to talk about rape (without triggering those around you)

Guest blogger Rebecca argues that we need to provide better support and have more consideration for survivors at events where sexual violence is discussed.

Guest Blogger // 7 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Ched Evans conviction: the vitriol after the verdict

A guest post by Julian Norman about the misogynist reactions to the conviction of Ched Evans, a football player, for rape.

Guest Blogger // 22 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Film trigger warnings

A guest post by Vicky Brewster about the system of warnings of sexual violence in film classifications. This post may be triggering to some readers.

Victoria Brewster // 3 April 2012

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Video: Telling our survival stories

Philippa made a video about the unbelievable Twitter response to the Mumsnet rape awareness campaign.

Philippa Willitts // 13 March 2012

Categories: Blog

Mumsnet rape and sexual assault survey results, and a word on statistics

Laura looks at the Mumsnet survey results and comments on the importance of using statistics correctly when campaigning against sexual violence.

Laura // 12 March 2012

Categories: Blog

Cambridge should disinvite Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Meera Patel explains why Cambridge University's Women's Campaign are protesting against Dominique Strauss-Kahn speaking at the Cambridge Union debating society tomorrow.

Guest Blogger // 8 March 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

New feature: How the coalition cuts are impacting the women of Bristol

As a report finds Bristol’s women are being hit hard by coalition cuts, Sian Norris interviews domestic violence advisor Sian Taylor from Wish, one of the organisations forced to slash...

Jess McCabe // 3 November 2011

Categories: Blog

How the coalition cuts are impacting the women of Bristol

As a report finds Bristol's women are being hit hard by coalition cuts, Sian Norris interviews domestic violence advisor Sian Taylor from Wish, one of the organisations forced to slash services

Sian Norris // 2 November 2011

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs, Violence

Victim-blaming on daytime TV

Philippa writes about Eamonn Holmes on daytime TV suggesting that a woman shouldn't have walked home alone, after she was successful in helping in the prosecution of her rapist.

Philippa Willitts // 25 October 2011

Categories: Blog

Offence for Offensiveness’ Sake

Philippa writes about t-shirts promoting rape on sale online.

Philippa Willitts // 8 October 2011

Categories: Blog

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


[Trigger warning for description of sexual abuse.] As you’re probably already well aware, the extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was held this week. Much of the hearing focused...

Laura // 17 July 2011

Categories: Blog

Silence of the survivors: giving the victims a voice

A guest post by Sarah Learmonth from Coventry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre.

Guest Blogger // 28 June 2011

Categories: Blog

SlutWalk London

Somewhere between 3,000 and 5,000 people marched in London’s Slutwalk on Saturday. I’ve posted up my photos on Flickr. A few people have also added their photos to The F-Word’s...

Jess McCabe // 13 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

Calling all runners!

Sarah Haynes from Women for Women International urges readers to Run for Congo Women Runners raise almost £56,000 for women in DRC In 2010, we officially launched Run for Congo...

Guest Blogger // 21 February 2011

Categories: Blog

Police officer given two life sentences

A police officer in Northumbria has been given two life sentences for raping two women and targeting vulnerable women in the course of his duties, reports the Northern Echo. (Trigger...

Jess McCabe // 11 January 2011

Categories: Blog

Haiti: Sexual violence against women increasing

In a new report released today, Amnesty International has found that women and girls living in Haiti’s makeshift camps face an increasing risk of rape and sexual violence. Those responsible...

Helen G // 6 January 2011

Categories: Blog

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