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Never OK: A stand against sexual harassment

Never OK: A stand against sexual harassment

Never OK, an anti-harassment campaign run by UoM, MMU, and UoS, aims to create a zero-tolerance culture towards sexual misconduct
A letter to my ex-lover: Letting go your way

A letter to my ex-lover: Letting go your way

Lifestyle Editor Erin opens up about how writing letters to helped her to overcome past trauma and the other options available to survivors of assault
Consent: Is UoM doing enough?

Consent: Is UoM doing enough?

As spiking increases, the discussion of consent returns to universities. Are universities doing enough to educate students on the nuances of consent?
‘Sexual violence on campus must be addressed’: new report into rape culture on campus suggests how UoM can make students safer

‘Sexual violence on campus must be addressed’: new report into rape culture on campus suggests how UoM can make students safer

Campaign group Resist Rape culture have conducted a report into sexual violence on campus from May to July 2021
Mancunion drink spiking report

Mancunion drink spiking report

Get in touch to share your experiences with us, to help us gather data for our report on spiking in Manchester
New legal advice tells prosecutors sexting is not consent

New legal advice tells prosecutors sexting is not consent

Updated advice from the Crown Prosecution Service aims dispels 40 rape myths, including ones that have arisen due to increased sexual encounters online
Opinion: Can we separate the art from the artist?

Opinion: Can we separate the art from the artist?

In light of the raft of sexual misconduct allegations within the film industry, Zofia Gryf-Lowczowska discusses whether or not we truly can separate art from its artist
“Claim our bodies. Claim our right. Take a stand. Reclaim the Night.”

“Claim our bodies. Claim our right. Take a stand. Reclaim the Night.”

Manchester’s annual march against gender-based violence, led by SU Women’s Officer Ayla Huseyinoglu, returned last Thursday
How Netflix’s Sex Education explores identity politics and victim blaming through fashion

How Netflix’s Sex Education explores identity politics and victim blaming through fashion

Fashion Writer Maisie Scott argues that fashion is key to the identity formation and the trauma experienced by the characters in the popular Netflix show, Sex Education
Kobe Bryant: How should we remember the dead?

Kobe Bryant: How should we remember the dead?

Nimo Omer explores the complicated discussion surrounding Kobe Bryant’s life and death
What place do men have in Reclaim the Night?

What place do men have in Reclaim the Night?

Anja Samy talks to Women’s Officer, Ayla Huseyinoglu about the Students’ Union’s annual campaign against sexual assault and male inclusion in conversations about sexual violence
UK’s most prolific rapist convicted in Manchester Crown Court

UK’s most prolific rapist convicted in Manchester Crown Court

Trigger Warning: Rape and Sexual Assault. A mature student has been convicted of 159 sex offences against young men and sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in jail, following almost two years of court proceedings. Reynhard Sinaga has been dubbed ‘Britain’s most prolific rapist’ with police estimating that he targeted at least 190 victims […]
Consent: why do we still not get it?

Consent: why do we still not get it?

The UK may acknowledge that sex without consent is rape in ours laws, but many still believe the damaging myths about rape and sexual assault, argues Kate Jackson
Breaking down lad culture at university: a conversation with Good Lad Initiative

Breaking down lad culture at university: a conversation with Good Lad Initiative

Lad culture is intimidating, but the Good Lad Initiative creates a space to discuss the negative impacts and instead consider positive masculinity
Emilia Jenkins on Women’s support: ‘A reminder that people care’

Emilia Jenkins on Women’s support: ‘A reminder that people care’

Cachella Smith talks with part-time women’s officer Emilia Jenkins about the projects she’s been involved with over the past year; even though each project is different, they all have the aim of helping women.
Learning from Warwick: How does UoM deal with sexual assault?

Learning from Warwick: How does UoM deal with sexual assault?

The University of Warwick faced a barrage of criticism after it emerged two students who were banned for 10 years for their involvement in a group chat that threatened rape could return early – later this year. Following the backlash there was a rapid U-turn and the university confirmed the pair will not be returning […]
Protests in Chile over Pablo Neruda’s legacy

Protests in Chile over Pablo Neruda’s legacy

In Chile, students, writers, and feminist campaigners have protested a decision to rename the Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport to the Pablo Neruda International airport. They argue that Neruda, the renowned love poet, doesn’t deserve this celebration as he openly admitted to raping a maid in his 1977 memoir. He wrote that: “One morning, I […]
56% of female survivors of sexual violence in Greater Manchester are not able to access support

56% of female survivors of sexual violence in Greater Manchester are not able to access support

New report reveals lack of support for survivors of sexual violence in Greater Manchester
9/10 students think Greater Manchester Police don’t do enough to prevent hate crimes against women

9/10 students think Greater Manchester Police don’t do enough to prevent hate crimes against women

This comes as the government launches a review of whether to include misogyny as a hate crime in UK legislation.
#MeToo in the age of Kavanaugh, Hockenberry, and Ghomeshi

#MeToo in the age of Kavanaugh, Hockenberry, and Ghomeshi

Alexandra Walker argues that the #MeToo movement is in danger of normalising cases of sexual assault which could contribute towards the lack of protest in the Republican party against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as Supreme Court Justice.

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