Pakistan PM Imran Khan blames how women dress for rise in rape cases

WIFE NUMBER ONE: JEMIMA GOLDSMITH Jemima Goldsmith, who has now returned to her maiden name, is the eldest child of Lady Annabel Goldsmith and Sir James Goldsmith. Jemima was just 21 years old when she met the 42-year-old Imran Khan, and the couple married in 1995 – first in an Islamic ceremony in Paris and then … Read more

Soma Sara says rape culture movement is not about ‘naming or shaming’ schools

The founder of a website flooded with pupils’ allegations of sexual harassment has said the scandal should not focus on ‘naming and shaming’ specific schools. Soma Sara instead railed against an endemic rape culture that permeates ‘every school, every university, at home and in society’.  Almost 10,000 people have anonymously posted experiences of misogyny and … Read more

Outrage as top military judge says some armed forces personnel accused of rape are ‘good people’

Judge Advocate General Alan Large (pictured) was urged to ‘consider his position’ after making the comments about rape  during a Select Committee hearing on the Armed Forces Bill The military’s top judge is facing calls to resign after blaming rapes within the Armed Forces on ‘thoroughly good people’ drinking too much.  Judge Advocate General Alan … Read more

Major Whitehall investigation is launched into ‘rape culture’ scandal at Britain’s elite schools

A major Whitehall investigation involving police chiefs, Government officials and Ofsted has been launched into the handling of the emerging ‘rape culture’ scandal among pupils at Britain’s elite schools. Officials from the Home Office and Department for Education (DfE) are leading a cross-Government response with senior police officers, who are being urged to take claims … Read more

Street prowler, 25, is jailed for six weeks for threatening to rape woman

Street prowler, 25, is jailed for six weeks for threatening to rape woman and break into her house as he followed her near Clapham Common in three separate incidents Max Ronaldson, 25, hurled abuse at the woman as she walked home in London The street prowler pleaded guilty to harassment and threatening behaviour  On Friday … Read more

People reveal their families’ darkest secrets, from incest to rape to murder

People are opening up about their long-held family secrets, revealing the surprising things they learned about relatives — and themselves — when they got older. Reddit user u/Flash_Dimension kicked off the tell-all thread, asking other users: ‘Once you were old enough, what were the dark family secrets you were finally let in on?’ The question … Read more

Fury as Labour accuses Tories of ‘effectively decriminalising rape’

Fury as Labour accuses Tories of ‘effectively decriminalising rape’ in ‘incredibly irresponsible’ tweet Tory chair Amanda Milling branded it ‘incredibly irresponsible’ misinformation  Tweet highlighted low percentage of rape reports that result in a charge  Post was published as the Government’s controversial Policing Bill was voted on By Jack Elsom For Mailonline Published: 21:54 GMT, 16 … Read more

Court of Appeal rejects case over alleged CPS change in rape and sexual assault prosecutions

Anti-violence against women campaigners have today lost a legal challenge against the CPS over claims of a change in policy on prosecuting alleged rapes and other serious sexual offences. The End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW) argued the CPS had ditched its ‘merits based’ policy on prosecuting serious sexual offences between 2016 and 2018 and … Read more

NYT publishes column claiming Looney Tunes character Pepe Le Pew ‘normalized rape culture’

Charles Blow angered the internet when he wrote Pepe Le Pew ‘normalizes rape culture’ A columnist for The New York Times has published an op-ed that claims the Looney Tunes skunk Pepe Le Pew ‘normalized rape culture.’ Charles M. Blow made his critical comments in an article titled ‘Six Seuss Books Bore a Bias’ published … Read more

Roy Greenslade: The Guardian apologises to alleged IRA rape victim for article

The Guardian newspaper has apologised to an alleged IRA rape victim over an article written about her by ex-Fleet Street editor Roy Greenslade. Ex-Daily Mirror boss and Guardian columnist Mr Greenslade, 74, sparked outrage after revealing his secret long-standing support for the IRA’s bombing campaign. The former professor of journalism at City, University of London was … Read more