Posts Tagged: rape

Where are the safe spaces for women in our society?

The Warwick University ‘rape chat’ scandal reveals a society where sexual violence and hate speech festers in the shadows, and safe spaces for women are non-existent. Embed from Getty Images Universities are often held to be cultural centres of knowledge and self-expression, where people are free to learn, and the best and brightest come together …

Misogyny to be considered a hate crime – what is your opinion?

Misogyny could start being considered a hate crime, as authorities have announced a wide-raging review of the current legislation on this topic. If you did not already know, hate crimes are acts of violence or hostility directed at people because of who they are, and they are penalised under British law. In 2017-2018, there were 94,098 hate crimes recorded by the …

An Inhuman Attack: The Crisis of Rohingya Women

The Rohingya Muslims are a minority community within Myanmar who have long been persecuted through the denial of citizenship and basic human rights. In recent months, Myanmar’s military have increased the intensity of their ‘clearance operations’, resulting in hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fleeing their homes. Although all those who have fled are seriously affected, this …

Victim Blaming

Blaming the victim is a practice that is exhibited within society as a means of justifying racism, sexism and other forms of social injustices.  Victim blaming has today become more noticeable in crimes of a sexual nature such as rape and assault, particularly when the victims of these crimes are adult women.  It has been …

Child Grooming

On Tuesday 14th May, after a three and a half month trial, seven men from Oxford were convicted at the Old Bailey for a total of 43 charges relating to at least six victims aged 11-12. Whilst this is one of the largest child grooming exploitation rings to have been exposed in recent years, it is …

Sexual violence in India: Is Bollywood to blame?

The world of Bollywood in India is extremely influential; hundreds of films are produced by Bollywood every year and over the course of its history it has inspired generations of film fans and filled countless young people with dreams. On the 16th December last year, a twenty-three year old woman, who was later identified as Jyoti …

Rape: The Silent Shame of the 21st century

Rape: The Silent Shame of the 21st century

The trial of five men charged with the gang rape and murder of a medical student in India has got under way this week. The gang rape of the 23-year-old woman and the beating of her male friend on a moving bus in New Delhi have produced global debates about women’s rights and the subject of rape and sexual …