Rape happens everywhere. It is happening today in Syria, as the Assad government’s thugs rampage and humiliate, and as a weapon of war in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It happened in mass rape camps in Bosnia in the 1990s. It happens to women and to men and to children.
I masturbate. You masturbate. Let's not get our knickers in such a twist about it, says Martin Robbins.
At the heart of both the Julian Assange and Todd Akin debates are some very questionable assumptions about what constitutes rape.
Reform has always been a “two-steps forward, one-step back” undertaking.
The ant in the home is a particular problem, an outrage against human civilisation.
Benedict Cumberbatch should realise that being sneered at for being posh just isn't that bad.
What the Olympics tell us about modern Britain + Fiction special
The Games have reminded us that a new, post-imperial British patriotism already exists.
All right-listening folk despise this piped sonic sewage.
Beheadings, torture, shootings uploaded to YouTube – the “war on drugs” has ravaged Mexico. But as the US considers treating the cartels as terrorist threats, the one solution it won’t consider is decriminalisation.
The Vogue Italia writer has died at the age of 81, leaving the fashion world a more drab place.
The tragic murder of Shafilea Ahmed reminds us how limiting the term "honour" is when it comes to crime.
Is letting someone lick Nutella off your nipples really so different from ‘lie back and think of England’? Or are they just different ways of going through the motions?
A Belgian documentary featuring hidden camera footage of men harassing women in the street has made the problem much harder to ignore.
Women shouldn't have to "emulate male behaviour" to get ahead.
We need to rewrite the rulebook, not just obey the rules.
Time for a better debate about what is happening to the pay of women and men.
Summer double edition: essays, fiction, art and photography inspired by the capital.
David Lammy questions whether London can be a place for all.
As a Russian émigré, Evgeny Lebedev appreciates the freedom and joy of being a Londoner (and having Boris as mayor) more than most.
And make sure it’s all soaked in pea wet.
The scandals in banking, the media and politics are not due to there not being enough experts in these fields, but to there being too many.
Vivienne Westwood on London's passion and fury.
We would do well to learn from the openness, engagement and attitude change in Mali.
Stacey Dooley's programme was ill-judged and offensive, says Chris Atkins.
The strain of austerity is beginning to show on maternal care provision.
We've found out that News International withdrew co-operation with the police, and the sheer size of the challenge facing the Met, says Hacked Off's Thais Portilho-Shrimpton.
This film leaves you craving character development as much as cock shots.
The Bowling For Columbine director responds to the Aurora shootings.