Responses to rape have improved, and they must continue to do so.
On screen violence against women is increasingly detailed, intimate and frighteningly authentic – but there's often just no need.
Who am I, as an academic, to decide in advance what is or what is not triggering to others?
More needs to be done to protect women against sexual violence perpetrated in war.
Africa should focus on the feasible reforms of the UN and de-emphasise its demand for improved representation on the Security Council voting reforms, given the complex politics around these issues.
'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'.
The ghost of ‘Khwezi’ – the woman who accused Jacob Zuma of rape in 2006 – continues to haunt him, just as the spectre of rape continues to haunt South Africa.
South Africa's past tells us that, under certain conditions, women mobilise in ways that produce significant political results. But the country's present shows how easily these gains can evaporate.
Various commentators have wrongly over the last 22 years said that black people voted blindly for ANC governments. There's no better example why the academy needs a dramatic post-colonial overhaul.
Recent legal changes must be accompanied by a cultural shift.
The widely-held assumption that murder rates have been increasing in South Africa in the past two decades is incorrect – and it may divert attention from a new problem that needs attention.
The ‘functional immunity’ granted to UN officials made good sense when the body was founded after World War II. But as its organisational functions have expanded, so has this immunity.
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.
The Stanford rape case ignited a social media fury and started discussions around rape that are long overdue.
A debate has erupted over the recent sentencing in the Stanford sexual assault case, with questions being asked over the judge's bias, but could the same be said of jurors in other rape cases?
One reason for the series’ success can undoubtedly be found in its spectacle of violence and sex.
The number of people in slavery across the world is on the rise, or maybe researchers are just getting better at counting.
Seemingly poles apart, Donald Trump and Jacob Zuma have something in common: they are both prominent patriarchs with populist support. And they both count women among their staunch supporters.
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.