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Is rape something we can joke about?

I was watching Ricky Gervais’ Fame tour last night and about 30 minutes in he starts joking about rape. In the skit he asks “what…

Raped by ‘consent’

When you define rape as occuring when someone does not consent to sex, instead of when coercive circumstances are involved, you enter a minefield of confusion and definition that is extremely harmful to the rape survivor.

Rape — sex or power?

Rape happens every day in South Africa. It is estimated that each year about half a million rapes occur, but only 1 in 9 of…

Why women say no to sex

I had a horrible flashback yesterday of this terrible sociology course that I took while at university. The course material and lecturer were stimulating enough,…

Legalise prostitution now!

Sexual favours for a price. On the side of the road. Down an alley. In your car. In your hotel room. In your house. On…

Finding sex

There are a number of unspokens in the most silent of crimes. The one is that most rapists experience erectile dysfunction, in other words they…

The odds are stacked against men

The odds are stacked against men. There are about 750 million sperm per ejaculate, yet only one sperm can fertilise the single egg a woman produces…

No is not an acceptable answer

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which we celebrate on December 10, came at a time when the world was reeling under the devastation of…