What’s Current: UK Universities under pressure as sexual abuse claims mount on Everyone’s Invited website

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  • More than 15,000 allegations of sexual assault or harassment in elite UK academic institutions have been compiled on the website Everyone’s Invited, created by Soma Sara. Among the institutions named are the nation’s top universities, including Oxford, Exeter, and King’s College London.
  • A woman in Tennessee says charges were dropped against the man who raped her while he was intoxicated because he claimed he thought she was “someone else.” The District Attorney’s Office chose not to prosecute the defendant saying that it could not be proved that he “knowingly assaulted her.”
  • A U.S. army Sgt. was accused of rape by multiple victims, but received only a reprimand and was not prosecuted. An investigation was finally opened after his teenage daughter accused him of rape.
  • A UN report found that nearly half of all women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to say “no” to sex with their partners, as well as denied bodily autonomy regarding contraceptives and health care decisions.
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.