sex crime

Sex After Sexual Assault

TW: explicit discussion of sexual assault. The first time I experienced penetrative sex, it was rape. This is the first time ever I have been able to type that sentence using the ‘R’ word. I have yet to say it out loud. I was in a relationship with a boy that …

Courtroom or Twitter? Rape Culture in the Judiciary

Trigger warning: Discussion of rape and sexual assault throughout, including victim blaming and rape culture. — Back in 1986, Jill Saward was raped during a burglary at her father’s vicarage in West London. One defendant was given a longer sentence for his part in the burglary than her assault – …