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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# rape culture

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'Displaying the victims underwear in court is evidence alright - of rape culture'
What I was wearing the night I was brutally raped does not justify the attack – but I knew some people would say that it did, writes Morgan Barbour.
Safety warnings issued to women suggest that flouting 'the rules' is to accept the outcome
‘Don’t use earphones or handheld devices.’
Audiences left 'shell-shocked' at world premiere of Irish play about sexual violence
The stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s best-selling book has made its world premiere in the Everyman in Cork.
Rate my rape list: 'I'm angry at the silence of the men of Ireland'
In the wake of the ‘rate my rape’ list on a school wall, Dr Cliona Saidlear says we have to talk about rape culture in Ireland.
Varadkar condemns list in Cork school that said 'the girls with the most number of ticks will get raped'
The list proves the need to modernise our sexual education in schools, the Taoiseach said.
Cork school investigating list that said 'the girls with the most number of ticks will get raped'
The list took the form of graffiti on a bathroom door.
#MeToo: 'Some contributors use it as a platform to pour scorn on all men'
Too much of the debate in the mainstream and social media around gender issues is dictated by a strain of feminism that views masculinity as inherently problematic, writes AR Devine.
Stanford sex attack: Student who stopped rape speaks out
“The guy ran away, my friend chased after him.”
An Irish man has this powerful message about rape culture
“The only way we can fix rape culture is by teaching our young men about consent and ending banter culture”.
"I should have told my friend his 'rape joke' was inappropriate. Why didn't I?"
Men need to start feeling more than a little uncomfortable about the issue of consent, writes Donal O’Keeffe.
'I've been groped, felt up, and harassed. Rape culture exists and we need men to step up'
It’s time for all men to get a little bit uncomfortable about the culture we all operate in, writes Mia Doering.
WATCH: Unborn girl urges father to help stop rape culture
One in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually from a male partner.
Department store criticised for ad that 'promotes date rape'
The ad features a man standing behind a woman with the text “Spike your friend’s eggnog when they’re not looking.”
Police force in Twitter storm after engaging in 'rape banter' about a football match
Merseyside Police have apologised and promised a ‘full investigation’.
Louise O'Neill: "I wanted the reader to finish this book and be absolutely furious"
The Cork author’s book is one of the most talked-about novels of the year.
Chrissie Hynde criticised for saying high heels and ‘f*** me’ clothes could 'entice' a rapist
The Pretenders rocker has been accused of victim blaming.
Indian girl falls to death after being groped and pushed off bus
Two people have been arrested.
Students suspended after poll on which classmates they would "hate f**k"
Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, says the move was “necessary to ensure a safe and supportive environment”.
This police video from Hungary is being slammed for blaming rape victims
The video shows a group of young women drinking and dressing up and suggest it encourages rape.
"Everyone considers them as rape fraternities" - US colleges have a rape problem
California has just brought in a ‘Yes means Yes’ consent law.
T-shirt that called rape "a snuggle with a struggle" pulled from department stores
The t-shirt was sold by Philippines’ biggest mall operator until a social media outrage.
Line drawn at Queen's Belfast as Blurred Lines is banned
The controversial Robin Thicke song will no longer be played on campus at Queen’s.
UK efforts to dispel myths about sex abuse victims welcomed in Ireland
The Crown Prosecution Service has moved to dispel certain myths and stereotypes about victims.
Column: The article endorses the view of women as targets and men as predators
A ‘One Night Stand Guide – For Him’ on the caused controversy today after it told men to ‘prey’ on women and get them drunk. Cliona Saidlear writes there was nothing satirical about the article.
Ford India apologises for ad image of women gagged in car
The ads were uploaded to the Internet without the carmaker’s approval.
Lisa McInerney: Rape culture is a stupid, cruel response to a dark reality
Blaming sexual assault victims for their ordeals – such as in the recent case in Steubenville, Ohio – is retrograde and wrong.
Column: Accept it – ‘rape culture’ exists
Rape ‘jokes’ and equating violence with passion – just two of the ways in which Ireland shows some alarming societal attitudes towards women and sex, writes Lisa McInerney.