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Sian Norris is a writer and journalist. She is the Founder and Director of the Bristol Women's Literature Festival. She is currently the Ben Pimlott writer-in-residence at Birkbeck University's politics department.
Learning English, digital and leadership skills gave Modina the confidence to stop her marriage aged 15. Now she’s supporting other girls to do the same. But has a 2017 law change made it harder to escape this crime?
The move could reinforce the “tendency to make a rape investigation about women’s honesty and history.”
While the attention was focused on the Tories’ confidence vote, few noticed the publication of a damning report showing peers failed to do their homework.
A worrying 24 per cent of respondents believed that “that sex without consent in long-term relationships is usually not rape”.
The controversial former PM has made the longlist to be featured on the new £50 note design for her “contribution to science”. No, me neither.
A lawyer in a rape case urged the jury to “look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a laced front”.
The problem is, when you decide which crimes are less worthy of resources, it seems to be women and the vulnerable who lose out.
A committee of MPs says sexual harassment is ingrained in our culture, and pornography is partly to blame.
The Law Commission is reviewing whether offences driven by misogyny should be a hate crime – but some say hatred of men should also be added to the list.
Social media allows women to reclaim their stories, unmediated by press reports and media framings.