Current Affairs

bell hooks: Reflections

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SHaME reflects on the death of bell hooks. We think about hooks’ legacy and influence on our own work.

'Words from an "Unideal" Victim' by Mary Morgan

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'Words from an "Unideal" Victim' by Mary Morgan   Are you an ideal victim?   In allegations of sexual assault, there exists an “ideal victim.”...

Date announced for Shameless! Festival

Shameless! Festival
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Save the date! We are excited to announce the first ever Shameless! Festival will take place on 27 November, alongside a series of digital events...

Military #MeToo:"From Dismay to Anger" by Joanna Bourke

Military #MeToo
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Military #MeToo: From Dismay to Anger   Joanna Bourke reflects on the devastating conclusions of a report by the Defense Committee (25 July 2021) entitled...

Military #MeToo: "Something Needed to be Done" by Diane Allen

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‘Something Needed to be Done’.   Diane Allen, OBE, retired Lieutenant-Colonel and author, discusses the potential implications of the  recently released House of Commons Defence...

Military #MeToo: "Are Women in the Military Being Listened To?" by Julie Wheelwright

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Are Women in the Military Being Listened to? An exploration of crucial reforms currently being considered in British, Canadian and US armed forces   Julie...

Military #MeToo

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Watch this space! The British military is having its own #MeToo moment. Increasingly, servicewomen and men have been coming forward to speak about sexual harassment...
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Domestic Violence, Firearms, and Covid-19

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Prof Joanna Bourke, SHaME's Principal Investigator, highlights how a rise in domestic firearms sales in the US is exposing girls, women and other minoritised groups to increased domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Domestic Violence during the 1918-1920 Pandemic

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In this post, Prof Joanna Bourke, SHaME's project lead, explores the history of domestic violence and pandemics by looking at the case of the 1918-1920 Spanish Flu.
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The Explosion of Domestic Violence during the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Prof Joanna Bourke, SHaME's Principal Investigator, discusses the increasing global incidence of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Propranolol and the Politics of Forgetting Rape

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SHaME Principal Investigator, Prof Joanna Bourke, debates the legal and moral implications of prescribing propranolol to victims of sexual violence.
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Domestic Violence

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In this post, Prof Joanna Bourke, discusses the pervasiveness of domestic violence, and argues that we need to confront stigmatisation and shaming, and find new ways to empower vulnerable women.

Imkaan, Intersectionality, and Sexual Violence

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SHaME Principal Investigator, Prof Joanna Bourke, discusses 'Reclaiming Voice', Imkaan's recently launched report on sexual violence against minoritised women in the UK.

'In Plain Sight' Book Launch

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Dr Kirsten Campbell, Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, discusses why the recent publication, 'In Plain Sight: Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict' is an important and timely contribution to research on conflict-related sexual violence.

Children in the Care of Nottinghamshire Councils

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Post-doctoral fellow, Dr Ruth Beecher, and our Principal Investigator, Prof Joanna Bourke, discuss the findings of IICSA's July 2019 report, 'Children in the care of the Nottinghamshire Councils'.

A 'Digital Strip Search'

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Our Principal Investigator, Joanna Bourke, weighs in on the implications of new 'digital strip search' practices for victims' privacy, as well as rape reportage rates, case processing timescales, and rape conviction rates.