Sexual Harassment and Assault

Why is it Harder Being a Female in the Music Industry? Sexualisation, objectification, and “mansplaining” – An interview with artist and advocate iLana Armida.

A recent study has concluded that a staggering 81% of women say navigating the music industry is harder for them than it is for men. And it’s not just about them feeling they have to work twice as hard, either. In fact, the Be The Change: Women Making Music survey identified the main challenge for …

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Delayed Trauma: Stop Asking ‘Why Now?’

Everyone deals with and processes trauma in different ways. When people finally decide to speak up, why do we find ourselves questioning their timing? This article explores how delayed trauma might make people feel and asks you to reconsider your approach to people experiencing a delayed response to traumatic experiences. Traumatic experiences can be any …

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New Tool to Help Children Report Nudes Shared Online, but Revenge Porn Affects Women of All Ages

In a move to try and decrease the amount of “self-generated” photos being circulated online of under 18s, a world-first tool has been created to remove these images from the internet.  Childline has launched the Report Remove Tool with the Internet Watch Foundation to help young people remove images of themselves online, which were once …

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Is My Skirt Too Short?: The Rape Culture Pandemic

Rape culture: a society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalising or trivialising sexual assault or abuse. Rape culture puts the onus on women and girls to avoid sexual assault. Every woman I know takes precautions to keep safe, and women being shown ways to avoid or escape assault seem to …

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Sarah Everard: Proof that We’re Not Afraid for No Reason

“It’s the thing they teach us to be afraid of from childhood. It’s proof that we’re not afraid for no reason.” – Rebecca Reid I am sick with rage. My throat is blistering with three decades of contained screams. A 33-year-old woman, dressed in brightly coloured walking clothes was going home in the evening, on …

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