Kimi was pushed to the brink by her “fucking psycho” of an ex-boyfriend to the point where she thought “about whether or not I wanted to die.”
Gender based Violence is a global issue, a national issue, a local issue and perhaps a personal issue to too many of us here today.
Written by Trinity Barnatt It’s 10pm and I’m walking home alone after finishing my shift at work. There’s a man walking towards me. He’s about 6ft. Dark hair. Caucasian. Roads too busy I can’t cross it. I get my keys from my pocket and hold them between my fingers. My heart starts racing as he walks towards me. Maybe I should have got on the phone to someone. Anxiety builds in my chest as he gets closer and closer and closer… A wave of relief runs through me as he walks past me. Sarah Everard never felt that wave of relief. For anyone unfamiliar with the recent case of Sarah Everard, she went missing last week after walking home from a friend’s house in south London. Since then, her body has been found and a serving police officer arrested on the suspicion of her murder. While Sarah Everard’s case is devastating, that is not what shocked me. What shocked me was the response: #NotAllMen trending on twitter. In response to a callous crime, thousands of …
Sexual assault is normalised, and women are told that it is our fault.
A recent influx of people posting stories of sexual assault and rape, on Facebook page LeicFess, was sparked after a survivor of sexual assault spoke out on 30 January.
Trapped and alone in Oadby student village, Lyla was helpless as her friend bore down on her. “At that moment it became apparent I didn’t know this person, and it made me fear for my life.”