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sex without consent will now legally be rape in sweden




ideasbergehed is the senior policy adviser on women's rights at amnesty international in sweden.in 2013, sweden was shaken by a court’s decision to acquit three young men accused of raping a 15-year old girl with a wine bottle until she bled. the verdict stated:“people involved in sexual activi...



swedish government to push ahead with new sexual consent law




from july 1st having sex with someone without their consent in sweden will be illegal (the law will treat consent as possible either through words or clear actions), with the hope being that more rape and sexual assault cases will be prosecuted as a result. "if it's not voluntary, then yes, that's a...



swedish government to push ahead with new sexual consent law




from july 1st having sex with someone without their explicit consent in sweden will be illegal (the law will treat consent as possible either through words or clear actions), with the hope being that more rape and sexual assault cases will be prosecuted as a result. "if it's not voluntary, then yes,...



swedish pm backs new 'sexual consent' law




if a person has not agreed in words or by their clear actions that they are willing to engage in sexual activity, then forcing or coercing them into a sexual act will be illegal. the hope is that this sends a clear message to society that any non-consensual sexual contact or activity is against the ...



swedish law now recognises sex without consent as rape




“sex must be voluntary — if it is not, then it is illegal.”this is the straightforward language of a new swedish law set to change the way rape and other sexual crimes are prosecuted in the country.it is the first law in the country that acknowledges sex without explicit consent as rape, a mov...



what are the ages of sexual consent around the world?




the university of melbourne's jeremy gans said there was "massive variation" in ages of consent around the world, while many countries do not even have an age of consent.france announced in march this year it would make the age of sexual consent 15 after public outcry over two cases of sex involving...



sweden votes through new sexual consent law




from july 1st having sex with someone without their explicit consent in sweden will be illegal (the law will treat consent as possible either through words or clear actions). this means that unless the sex is fully voluntary, it will be considered a criminal act, whether or not violence or threats w...



sexual consent laws in spotlight as lazarus case prompts review




the nsw review has its genesis in the high-profile acquittal of luke lazarus, the son of a prominent kings cross nightclub boss, who was accused of raping an 18-year-old virgin in an alleyway behind the soho nightclub in the early hours of may 12, 2013.the woman at the centre of the case, saxon mull...



it's time for courts to be reasonable, and rethink consent




what would give a man a reasonable belief that the woman he's with is freely and voluntarily consenting to his demands? a series of recent rape cases have drawn attention to the fact that, contrary to popular understanding, when it comes to rape convictions, consent is very much in the eye of the ac...



some men confuse sexual interest with consent regardless of the situation, new s




binghamton, ny- some men tend to confuse sexual interest with consent, regardless of the situation, according to a new paper co-written by faculty at binghamton university, state university of new york. sexual victimization of women by men is a growing societal concern that is present in all environ...



uconsent app helps partners consent to hooking up




uconsent is a new app that enables partners to create consent agreements before engaging in sex.the process involves making a contract and getting your smartphones to “agree” to the terms.the process seems clunky and could cause more problems than you’d expect.with the #metoo movement, bill c...



sex with minor wife: 10 yrs in 1860 to 18 now, how marital rape law changed




the supreme court on wednesday tracked the provisions in the indian penal code since its enactment in 1860 on the issue of giving legitimacy to sexual intercourse between the husband and his minor wife.a bench of justices m b lokur and deepak gupta noted that the age of consent for the sexual interc...



france to set age of consent at 15 following rape outcry




france is to change its laws so that sex with anyone under the age of 15 is automatically treated as rape, following a recent public outcry over two cases involving 11-year-old girls. announcing the plan yesterday, the country’s equality minister marlene schiappa said the government had decided t...



uproar as french man who had sex with an 11-year-old girl isn't charged with ...




a 29-year-old french man went on trial tuesday in a paris suburb for having sex with an 11-year-old girl, a case that has rekindled strong debate on the age of sexual consent in france. unlike many countries, france does not have a legal age under which a minor cannot agree to a sexual relationship ...



monica lewinsky and the lure of victimhood | feminism | usa




‘we’re not against sex; we’re against the use of sex to cajole, humiliate, coerce’, gloria steinem explained at the time, and lewinsky claimed she was not coerced: ‘if we say a 21- to 24-year-old has no sexual will, we’re going against the whole struggle for self-determination and taking...



monica lewinsky and the lure of victimhood | feminism | usa




‘we’re not against sex; we’re against the use of sex to cajole, humiliate, coerce’, gloria steinem explained at the time, and lewinsky claimed she was not coerced: ‘if we say a 21- to 24-year-old has no sexual will, we’re going against the whole struggle for self-determination and taking...



swedish music festival cancels 2018 event after sexual abuse




a large music festival in sweden that has seen performances by artists such as kanye west, robbie williams and iron maiden has called off next year's event after several reports of sexual abuse.the bravalla festival in norrkoping, southern sweden, says the decision was made after a rape was reported...



nsw sexual consent laws to be reviewed after high-profile assault case




sexual consent laws in nsw will be reviewed after the woman who accused a man of raping her in a kings cross lane when she was an 18-year-old virgin spoke publicly about her ordeal.nsw attorney-general mark speakman said on tuesday he would refer the state's consent laws to the law reform commission...



swedish mps share stories of sexual harassment in politics




annie lööf, the leader of sweden’s centre party. photo: alexander larsson vierth / tt more than 20 of sweden’s mps have experienced sexual harassment while working in politics, a survey published on thursday revealed. according to a survey carried out by the expressen newspaper, 23 mps said th...



supreme court reserves judgment on marital rape issue




the supreme court bench of justices madan b lokur and deepak gupta on wednesday (september 6) completed hearing of arguments in the critical case of marital rape and reserved its judgment.the case is about a plea filed by the ngo, independent thought, questioning the constitutionality of a provisio...



'sweden let us down': denmark after losing out on eu agency




danish foreign minister anders samuelsen. file photo: szilard koszticsak/ap/ritzau denmark’s foreign minister anders samuelsen said that sweden had ‘let down’ its nordic neighbour after both countries missed out on being awarded the eu’s european medicines agency. the agency, which approves ...



how women at the 2018 women’s march debated aziz ansari and consent




the allegations against aziz ansari have proved to be a critical flashpoint in our reckoning with sexual violence, even among vocal #metoo supporters. the story divided women on how we talk about consent, and it’s sparked nuanced (and less nuanced) conversations about what we should classify as a ...



demonstrators call for swedish government to do more to combat rape




read also: five men acquitted in fittja rape case the demonstration was attended by hundreds and arranged by medical student camilla lundgren. speaking with the local, lundgren reiterated the protesters' demands that the swedish government take responsibility as the "feminist government it claims t...



france to tackle sexual harassment with on-the-spot fines




the french government is unveiling a series of tough new measures aimed at tackling sexual harassment and abuse.see related france to set age of consent at 15 following rape outcrynotes on a scandal: lessons learned in a post-weinstein era#metoo: women share sexual harassment tales on twitterunder ...



sweden to make sexual rights films for immigrants




social minister annika strandhäll announced on thursday that the swedish association for sexuality education (rfsu) would receive 3.7 million kronor ($416,000) in funding to run the project.  "we have established that some of the women in this group of new arrivals come from societies with complet...