Category Archives: Rape

Vigil for woman raped in Delhi outside Indian High Commission in London tonight at 5:30 pm

If I didn’t live 400 miles away, I’d be with Maelo Manning outside the Indian High Commission at 5:30 this evening. She’s holding a vigil for the woman who was gang raped on a bus in Delhi a week ago … Continue reading

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Rapists try to get access to the babies conceived by rape

Rape has been in the news a lot this week because of the disgraceful comments of Todd Akins and George Galloway. These men have at least started a dialogue on the issue which has had some positive effects – read … Continue reading

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Eamonn Holmes tells rape victim that she should have taken a taxi

For such an experienced media professional, Eamonn Holmes’ foot has been hovering fairly close to his mouth quite a lot this year. His reaction to the tragic death of 27 year old Amy Winehouse was to tout for business for … Continue reading

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>Glasgow schoolkids advised to dress modestly to avoid sexual predators

>I have heard many irresponsible things in my time, but this letter to families at King’s Park Secondary School in Glasgow is one of the worst failures I’ve seen in a long time. Its advice about school uniform contains the … Continue reading

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>It breaks my heart to say it, but Ken Clarke should go

>Way back in February, Scottish Tory Justice Spokesman Bill Aitken asked a reporter if a Glasgow rape victim had been a prostitute and made some other really awful victim blaming comments that showed that he really didn’t have a clue … Continue reading

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>Eman Al-Obeidi: international community must take action on rape and other violence against women

>We still don’t know what has become of Eman Al-Obeidi, the woman who burst into a Tripoli hotel last weekend to tell journalists that she had been gang raped by 15 Gadaffi soldiers at a checkpoint. Ms Al-Obeidi, who comes … Continue reading

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>The pressure mounts on Bill Aitken

>This time last week I was a bit worried that I seemed to be the only voice in the Scottish blogosphere writing about Bill Aitken’s appalling comments about a series of horrific rapes in Glasgow. Thankfully that’s not the case as … Continue reading

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>Tory spokesman Bill Aitken should resign for implying rape victim was prostitute

>The Tories are usually very supportive of victims of crime. Ask David Cameron who, last year, said that a burglar doesn’t deserve to have any human rights after he’s entered your house. Unfortunately, their sympathy for victims doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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>Not Ever – a campaign to challenge assumptions about rape

> “Rape seems to be the only crime where it’s seen as ok to put the victim on trial.” That quote is from Natasha on the front page of the Not Ever campaign website run by Rape Crisis Scotland. I’m … Continue reading

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>80% of kids say it’s fine for Dad to beat Mum up if she’s late making the tea…..

>I bet that got your attention! It seems quite unbelievable at the beginning of the 21st century that 8 out 10 kids questioned think that it’s justified for a man to beat up a woman if they’re late with the … Continue reading

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