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 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.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau engages in an argument with an anti-abortionist at the University of Manitoba that garnered international attention. But was it the right response?
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When Justin Trudeau raised the issue of rape victims during a recent argument with an anti-abortionist, he inadvertently suggested there are acceptable and unacceptable reasons to abort.
In ‘Beef,’ two L.A. strangers (played by Steven Yeun and Ali Wong) end up in an escalating feud after a road rage incident. The identity of the characters is both incidental and central to the story, blasting through stereotypes.
The brilliance of the new Netflix TV show, ‘Beef,’ which looks at loneliness and urban life, is threatened by the controversial history of one of its supporting actors, David Choe.
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.
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Women Talking is a meditation on how we tell stories of rape and a thoughtful exploration of how films can be made.
It’s wrong to doubt a woman’s claim she was attacked simply because she was drinking before it happened.
Women are more likely to take fluid approach with their sexuality.
Women’s sexuality may be more flexible and adaptive than men’s.
Admissions, a varied collection by writers with lived experience of mental illness, is confronting, challenging, often surprising – and open to interpretation.
Our research highlights the risks and challenges that must be worked through to align sexual consent laws across the states and territories.
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.
Trust in the ability of the police to investigate rape cases has been severely hampered by very public failings such as the murder of Sarah Everard.
In England and Wales perpetrators of one of the gravest violent crimes, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, are very unlikely to receive any punishment at all
Women need to be involved at every level of decision-making.
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As with Ebola, it is often only when the harm is done that people working on the response realise health emergencies disproportionately harm women.
Minister of Justice David Lametti participates in an Ottawa news conference in June 2022 on proposed amendments to the Criminal Code in response to a Supreme Court of Canada decision involving a defence of extreme intoxication.
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More than a dozen women’s organizations pleaded with the federal government to slow down and treat their concerns seriously about Bill C-28. It didn’t listen.
Respectively 60.6% and 62% of women in Liberia and Sierra Leone have experienced at least one act of sexual violence in their life.
More than 40% are victims of violence at least once in their lifetime, according to research. This is likely the tip of the iceberg.
Hundreds of people gather on the small hill were some of the Marikana miners were shot by police in 2012.
The country urgently needs more people who are committed to living decently to undo the systemic humiliation caused by political and economic institutions.
The country is reeling from the recent gang rape of eight young women.
The truth is that there are no easy and quick fixes, such as the governing party’s recent castration idea, which falls short on a range of scores.
Loss of formal employment in the mining industry and drought conditions in neighbouring countries are some of the factors that drive illegal mining.
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Artisanal gold mining is highly organised and rule-bound. Men, women and even children participate a hierarchy sustained by a web of buyers, sponsors and customers.