What’s Current: London police call for crackdown on ‘rape porn’ after finding violent porn on rapist’s phone

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  • London police call for a crackdown on “rape porn” after a man imitated pornographic content in a sexual assault and attempted rape. Constable Longley told The Independent:

“This case raises legitimate questions about the availability of so-called ‘rape porn’ and the extent to which this may have contributed to Nwokoye’s offending.

This is commercially produced material that is specifically themed to depict forced sex and violence towards women.”

  • A University of Florida student jailed on a charge of sexual assault was released after a judge described him as “a high-achieving student.”
  • In Brazil, four girls under the age of 13 are raped every hour and a police report of sexual violence is filed every two minutes, according to a new study released by the Brazilian Forum of Public Security.
  • Women in Japan protested for the sixth time this year after a man was found not guilty of raping his daughter over a period of six years. The court acknowledged that the victim was forced, but acquitted the defendant because the law requires proof that there was overwhelming force, a threat, or that the victim was completely incapacitated. 
  • At least 75 women employed at a nursing center were harassed and targeted for spy cam pornography by their manager. According to a class action lawsuit filed this week, the defendant kept his job because his employer thought he was a “nice guy.”
Mary Hickman
Mary Hickman

MARY HICKMAN HAS DONE VOICE WORK FOR THE ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR OF ​THE WAR AND WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM​ IN SOUTH KOREA. SHE IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A VOLUNTEER-RUN AUDIO PROJECT TO BRING AWARENESS TO FEMINIST WRITERS.

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