It is possible to trace the links between patriarchy, violence, gender roles, and the state further into the past. It's also possible to trace the ongoing resistance to these by some women.
Pornography is having negative impacts on children and young people. And increased sexual violence among children is only the tip of the iceberg.
How real is the threat of pornography? And what are the most appropriate responses?
Indonesia's decision to allow forced chemical castration as punishment for those who sexually abuse children is controversial.
Making sexual assault seem normal or like no big deal can have profound effects on millions of victims.
More needs to be done to protect women against sexual violence perpetrated in war.
'Laddish' behaviour at university can't easily be challenged without understanding the origins of harassment and abuse in schools.
Some teachers are often dismissive in their handling of sexual abuse, labelling it as 'a bit of fun' or repeating the old adage 'it's because he likes you'.
German criminal law has not recognised rape unless the victim physically resists the attack. But a high-profile trial could be about to change that.
Researchers found over a third of female graduate students and a fifth of male graduate students on the campus of a large public university had experienced sexual harassment.
Sex workers in South Africa are all potential criminals due to the country's regressive laws. But their status may change soon, making South Africa the first African country to decriminalise sex work.
Anti-rape protests at a South African university have far bigger implications for the country's ongoing fight against rape culture and patriarchal gender norms.
University campuses are prime locations for rape culture. What can be done about this reality?
How sexual attraction to a disabled body is about more than just desires of the flesh.
By speaking out about sexual violence and creating safe online spaces to seek support, victim-survivors may also encourage others to report the crime.
Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo has been convicted for crimes of sexual violence during war in the Central African Republic. It's a significant case, but not the historic victory it's been hailed as.
Domestic and sexual slavery are being used as weapons of war – and the victims are too often forgotten.
Even with the end of the war in central Africa, continuing instability in the region has triggered an epidemic of rape.
Germany has been a world leader in taking in refugees, but a xenophobic outcry at a wave of sexual assaults puts the government in a tight spot.
Pornography is a handy scapegoat that diverts our attention away from our deeper problems with sex and violence.