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Assault, Harassment, Sexism

Consent – The Constant Issue

Queen Mary Netball Team have created this powerful video, in which ten sports club members explore attitudes towards consent. Katie Kohn explains why it was such an important project. 
University is a confusing environment. For many students, this is the first time where you live independently of familial environments, and there is a new-found freedom of independence. Often students are surrounded by issues to do with drinking and other substances, and this means a wrong decision can rapidly descend into crisis.

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Assault, Harassment

ProtectED Guest blog: Before there was #MeToo, there was #ItsRevolting

Our founder, Hannah Price, wrote the following for ProtectED, a Code of Practice and accreditation scheme for higher education institutions in relation to the the safety, security and wellbeing of their students. 

If the latest media attention has shown you anything, it’s that sexual assault and harassment is happening, everywhere. At university it has happened to me, it has happened to my friends and it’s happening at every higher education institution in the UK. 

So why are report rates so low? One university’s response to our Freedom of Information Request revealed that they had just one incident of sexual assault on record in five years. University management, some of the country’s most intelligent and highly educated people, must be able to see that this is misrepresentative of reality.

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Groping

“Being drunk is no excuse for sexual violence”

A guy walked into the bar who I immediately was aware of because he’d previously sexually assaulted me and had to be removed from the bar.

My friends were aware of the fact that I was uncomfortable being anywhere near him and we kept a good distance from him for as long as possible.

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Feminism, Your stories #ItsRevolting

Vote 100 – our inspirations

100 years ago, the first women in the UK were enfranchised when Parliament passed the Representation of the People Act.  Although it took another 10 years for all women to have the right to vote, it was a landmark moment for equality and feminism.

To celebrate the centenary, and the incredible dedication of the suffragettes who fought for change, we’re sharing just some of the women who have inspired us at Revolt Sexual Assault.

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Assault, Harassment

‘A sexual video of me went around school… I was horrified’

When I was 15 a sexual video of me went around my school.

It was back in the days when my friends and I would go and hold field parties. Telling our parents we were going to sleepovers at each other’s houses, we would collect in a green part of town, and drink.

I was horrified, it was invasive

I remember the evening when it happened, very clearly. It was the Friday after the first week back to school in Year 11. I had been drinking gin, straight – I obviously knew nothing about alcohol.

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Assault, Rape

I didn’t tell anyone I was raped at university. I’m not alone – Hannah’s Editorial

Too many sexual assaults go unreported on campus. I set up my campaign #RevoltSexualAssault to give survivors a voice

 

When I was a student, I was pressured into having sex. Like many others, when it happened I believed the entire experience was my fault and wasn’t serious enough to share. I said no to him multiple times, but I still felt responsible. I was left feeling dirty, violated and ashamed.

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Sexism

The Times Up Rally showed us how loud we can be

Sarah Newey explains why the Time’s Up Rally last week should make us hopeful for the future, despite all the challenges we have to overcome. 

Thousands of women, men and non-binary people turned out in central London this time last week to say “Enough”. Enough to discrimination. Enough to sexual assault and harassment. Enough to the pay gap. Enough to inequality. Enough, enough, enough.

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I was one of them, and I’ve never felt so empowered.

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Harassment, Sexism

‘I was not there as an equal; I was there as a showpiece.’

The events at the Presidents Club charity auction were disgusting; but I am in no way surprised. This toxic culture is cultivated behind closed doors and it starts young, at university.

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