Posts Tagged ‘social policy’

This is one example from the campaign 'This is not an invitation to rape me' carried out by rape crisis Scotland.

Jennifer Hey

47,000. The estimated number of rapes each year in the UK

191. The number of convictions for rape each year in the UK

Countless: the injustices against women in the criminal justice system.

Lindsay Armstrong was 16 when she gave evidence of being raped the previous year, three weeks later, she was found dead in her room having committed suicide.

When a woman is raped she faces the critical decision of whether or not to report the crime to the police. And whilst it may be him who committed the crime, it will most likely be her who is put on trial at court. That is, of course, if the case even gets that far given that the majority of cases are dropped before they even reach that stage. (more…)

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Welcome to Inherently Human – an online forum dedicated to critical engagements with the politics of gender, sexuality and legal studies.

Another blog on law, women, lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people? Is it really needed? We think it is. Feminist and LGBT legal theorising and activism remains a minority concern within the academy and beyond. While other blogs related to this field of inquiry exist, we believe there is still far too little dialogue and debate in this area which has animated, frustrated and empowered those who recognise that power lies in gender and sexual identities. (more…)

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