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Let’s not be complacent: sexual violence is everyone’s responsibility

The truth is that someone can be a nice guy, a soup kitchen volunteer, a stranger or a trusted female friend, and still inflict violence on another person.

Opinion – The Staff Student Relationship Rules Need to Change

TW: Sexual harassment, sexual abuse, child pornography ‘Would you like a date?’ my tutor asked me plainly as our tutorial...

The University Sexual Violence and Harassment Support Service is advising students...

Oxford’s Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service is quietly providing advice to students who have been accused of sexual misconduct. 

Christ Church dean accused of mishandling child sexual assault case

Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, has been accused of failing to correctly report the sexual assault of a minor.

Review: Measure for Measure

In Measure for Measure, one of Shakespeare’s problem plays, Vienna is depicted as a city of vice and perdition, such that the...

How to get away with murder: claim she consented

The fact that this defence is used so often, and is picked up so readily by the press, suggests that we are resistant to holding men responsible for the violence they commit, and so their victims shoulder the blame instead.

Fresh sexual assault allegations against Oxford professor

Tariq Ramadan, Oxford Professor of Contemporary Islam, is facing fresh accusations of sexual assault.  A woman, as yet unnamed,...

Preview: Your Little Play – ‘your life is defined by the...

A piece of new writing about sexual misconduct and power feels particularly timely as it heads to the Pilch in 4th week.

Counselling should do more

At no point did anyone ask if trying to overcome sexual assault in under four hours seemed challenging. Quite quickly the object of the sessions shifted from overcoming the assault to merely addressing it, and this adjustment brought its own tensions with it. Repeatedly bringing upsetting memories to the forefront of my mind had consistent repercussions outside of my allotted counselling time, and we frequently needed the full 50 minutes just to explore the problem fully, let alone consider possible coping mechanism or how I was going to get better.

Wearing a thong is never consent

The Irish rape trial reveals the flaws in our definition of sexual assault