Annabel Jeffrey investigates Devon Police’s divisive ‘week of action’ and whether the University of are doing enough to protect their students
A year on from Sarah Everard’s murder in 2021, Ben Wilson discusses the failure of police to improve safety and justice for survivors of rape and sexual assault.
University of Exeter signs pledge to end use of gagging orders to silence sexual assault victims The University of Exeter and five other UK universities have signed a pledge backed by the government to stop using Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in sexual assault cases. NDAs are legal contracts that prevent people from sharing confidential information. The […]
Sienna White discusses the important conversations surrounding female safety
Students have spoken out about their experiences with the University following incidents of sexual assault and domestic abuse. A Vice Chancellor’s email to all students on 19 March reported that the University is liaising with the Devon and Cornwall Police after two sexual assaults on Exeter students took place on Streatham Campus in the early […]
Print Editor Bryony Gooch looks at the recent allegations against Marilyn Manson in the wider context of sexual abuse in the music industry
Criminal reports of sexual assault in the city of Exeter have tripled in the past ten years, but the number of successful criminal charges has dropped from 23 per cent to three per cent.
“William Henry Cosby Jr. is an American former stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender.” So reads the headline of Bill Cosby’s Wikipedia bio as of the news breaking of him being found guilty of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004. Cosby’s conviction is the first high-profile case of its kind since […]
Content Warning: This article contains direct accounts of sexual harassment. Being ranked one of the top ten universities in the UK consistently for the last few years and with its academic and diversity portfolios widening, it is only natural that an optimist would expect Exeter’s atmosphere to be free of sexual harassment and assault. However, […]
If it can be said that any good has come from the accusations made against Harvey Weinstein, it is undeniably the response from women and men all over the world coming together to say #MeToo. On the 16th October, Australian author and journalist Benjamin Law tweeted, “Guys, it’s our turn. After yesterday’s endless #MeToo stories […]