Despite persistent myths that sexual violence and harassment are rare, two recent cases – and the subsequent online response – expose their commonality.
Women make conscious decisions every day about staying safe, but they consistently underestimate how much effort it all takes and what that means for their freedom.
Telling girls and young women to 'be careful what images you share' contributes to the shaming and humiliation of victims by placing the responsibility back onto them for their own humiliation.
Peter Dutton’s comments reinforced historically ingrained ideas about sexual assault victims as being 'unreliable' or 'untrustworthy'.
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 crimes of Brock Turner and Omar Mateen may be discussed as if they're unrelated. They're not.
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?
The number of people in slavery across the world is on the rise, or maybe researchers are just getting better at counting.
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.
Most Australian women (87%) have experienced some form of street harassment, whether it's whistles, stares, unwanted comments or being followed by strangers in the street – often before the age of 18.
Rape complainants who are perceived to have precipitated their own victimisation, whether through their conduct or their relationship to the perpetrator, are at a particular disadvantage.
Sexual harassment is a persistent and damaging problem in many Australian workplaces. But why does it appear to be an entrenched feature of some organisational settings more than others?
Every Bond film since the 1970s has promised to revolutionise the Bond girl and bring something new to the table. They haven't yet.
There's an issue of impunity around sexual violence in conflict zones. Here's how science could help us solve it.
A woman has been found guilty of tricking another woman into thinking she was having sex with a man. What does the law actually say about this?
Don't dismiss the idea of women-only carriages. It might help.
American singer Chrissie Hynde provoked outrage this week by suggesting scantily-dressed women make themselves targets for sexual assault. Her comments play into pervasive cultural myths about rape.
We must place the responsibility for preventing assault firmly on men's shoulders.
Do university and college websites give students enough information about how to prevent and respond to sexual assaults on campus? Here's a reality check.