Consent is too low a standard for promoting ethical sex — even if it may be the best available legal standard.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, there has been a lot of focus on consent. However, that focus takes the spotlight away from other strategies that can better inform ethical sex.
A new report reveals that more than 35,000 incidents of sexual misconduct have occurred in the NHS over the past five years. But the true number is likely much higher.
Having witnesses or recording devices during procedures requiring anesthesia could help prevent opportunities for sexual assault.
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Sedative-hypnotic drugs can distort a patient’s perception of reality. Some patients wake up from a procedure believing they have been sexually assaulted.
A Scottish pilot will see rape trials conducted without juries in what could set a dangerous precedent.
E. Jean Carroll arrives for the first day of her civil trial against former President Donald Trump on April 25, 2023.
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Trump’s lawyers questioned E. Jean Carroll, a magazine columnist, about why she did not scream or call the police after, she alleged, Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990s.
A courtroom sketch for former school principal Malka Leifer at the County Court of Victoria.
The former Adass Israel principal was found guilty on 18 of 29 charges against her.
Our new research found most participants experienced sexual violence at multiple points across their lives. And many reported negative experiences when trying to access support.
Journalist Shannon Molloy was sexually abused as a child, by another young person. He talks to experts, and to other men who’ve experienced sexual abuse, to make sense of his experience.
Students organize a walkout to protest sexual violence on campuses and to support survivors of sexual assault, in Kingston, Ont., at Queen’s University, in September 2021.
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A national framework to address and prevent sexual and gender-based violence at post-secondary institutions includes a tool to guide responses to victims, alleged perpetrators and the community.
Pornography presents persistent risks for adolescents.
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An expert on adolescent sexuality weighs in on how technology has changed the amount and type of pornography that teens can consume – and what that means when it happens at school.
It’s wrong to doubt a woman’s claim she was attacked simply because she was drinking before it happened.
Male teachers are disproportionately more likely than women to be sanctioned for misconduct.
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A new analysis finds that teacher sanctions are relatively rare. But when they do occur, it’s usually related to sex and drugs.
Women display a poster during a rally against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Canada’s new Indo-Pacific strategy must include providing assistance to Rohingya women who have suffered sexual violence.
Defence Minister Anita Anand holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in December 2022 on her report to Parliament on culture change reforms at the Canadian Armed Forces. It’s the latest of many pledges to reform the CAF’s culture.
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Sexual violence in the Canadian Armed Forces is a common, dominant and serious issue that can have severe consequences for victims. Why is the military so slow to seriously address it?
Our research highlights the risks and challenges that must be worked through to align sexual consent laws across the states and territories.
Fighting became a metaphor for Donna Lyon to recover from her childhood abuse. When her boxing career finished, she wondered if boxing – combined with creative writing – could help others like her.
Few cases of sexual assault by police are investigated by Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit, and fewer result in a conviction.
Sexual violence by police is more common than many might think. Failing to fully investigate can have a chilling effect on what is already the most underreported violent crime in Canada.
Victims in abusive relationships are traumatically bonded to the abuser.
Interventions against intimate partner violence may work better if they target the mechanisms that make empathic women more vulnerable.
ACT Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shane Drumgold today announced that the charges against Bruce Lehrmann, the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins at Parliament House in 2019, have been withdrawn…
Agitated women vent their anger and frustrations at a gender-based violence summit with government in November 2018.
South Africa had one of the best national gender machineries globally. But, these were dismantled and replaced with a dysfunctional ministry for women, youth and people with disabilities.