I cant write about a world without rape because I dont live in one

Women read and write crime fiction as a way to understand real experience. I was raped and being told by the Staunch prize that books like mine are preventing justice is outrageous That rape cases are hard to prosecute is no shocker, but the claim that crime writers are partly to blame shocked me. The […]

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‘I see pain in her eyes’ the 3.6m masterpiece that went to jail

A powerful painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, depicting the torturing of Saint Catherine, is touring Britain. What did the women of Send Prison make of the chilling work? Two women are chatting in front of a painting of Catherine of Alexandria, a saint martyred in the fourth century. The figure is shown leaning on a wheel […]

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Homophobic and transphobic hate crimes surge in England and Wales

Offences double since 2014 against gay and lesbian people and treble against trans people, Guardian analysis reveals Homophobic and transphobic hate crimes, including stalking, harassment and violent assault, have more than doubled in England and Wales over five years, a Guardian analysis has shown. The rate of LGBT hate crime per capita rose by 144% […]

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Changing more than pronouns: a non-binary teen fights education laws

Santi Ceballos worked to change Arizonas curriculum laws that focused sex education on heterosexuality and left them out Sometimes, other kids call Santi it. Its sort of like treating me as a different species, said Santi Ceballos, who goes by they/them pronouns, looking straight into the camera for a video produced by the video was […]

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Suspected serial rapist may have been freed from jail early in error

Police hunt Joseph McCann as urgent review is launched into his release on licence An urgent review has been launched over fears that an extremely dangerous Read more:

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Measles cases hit 25-year high in US amid anti-vaxx movement

Number of cases approaches 700 as experts warn other vaccine-preventable illnesses could see a comeback Measles in the US has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines. This is alarming, said Dr William Schaffner, […]

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US presidential candidates cant afford to ignore welfare reform | Zaid Jilani

The number of Americans living on less than $2 a day has doubled from 1996 to 2015 and researchers point to the law as one of the drivers of extreme poverty In late 2015, a pair of researchers success. Former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson, another early advocate for welfare reform, was similarly unrepentant. It did […]

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Cannabis becomes legal in Canada

Country becomes second and largest with legal national marijuana marketplace The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a cannabis possession record of 30 grams or less as the country becomes the worlds second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. A federal official said Canada would pardon people with convictions for […]

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Germaine Greer calls for punishment for rape to be reduced

Feminist academic tells Hay festival that most rape is just lazy, careless and insensitive Germaine Greer has called for the lowering of punishment for rape and said society should not see it as a spectacularly violent crime but instead view it more as lazy, careless and insensitive. She suggested that a fitting sentence for the […]

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Exit polls point to landslide vote to relax Irish abortion laws

Two surveys for Irish Times and RT indicate clear victory for yes campaign Ireland has voted by a landslide to lift the ban on abortion that had been enshrined in its constitution for three decades, the first exit polls from a historic referendum suggest. If confirmed at Saturdays count, the shock result three years after […]

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