What’s Current: UK prosecutors charged hundreds of women over inconsistent testimony in rape cases

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  • UK prosecutors have aggressively prosecuted and secured convictions against hundreds of women who reported rape, but whose testimony was considered inconsistent, for perverting the course of justice. This practice blatantly ignores guidelines meant to protect individuals who couldn’t be shown to have malicious intent, were traumatized, or only reluctantly talked to police.
  • After coming to a settlement agreement with the BBC for having underpaid her compared to her male colleagues, Carrie Gracie has donated her back pay to the Fawcett Society’s fight for women’s legal equality.
  • US sex traffickers recruit women from jails and prisons, sometimes using the bail bond system as a means to coerce them, based on the threat of being sent back to jail.
  • The University of Bristol has been commissioned to investigate the nature and prevalence of prostitution in England and Wales. Researchers are seeking survey participants who are currently or formerly involved in prostitution, as well as “academics, NGOs/charities, criminal justice and health practitioners, police and others.”
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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