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Activists have raised the issue of student sexual assault and harassment on campus for more than 30 years. It's time students had a real say in how universities respond, writes Andrea Durbach.

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Advising women to "stay safe" is problematic because it transfers the responsibility for men's violence onto women, and distracts us from more difficult conversations.

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Calling violent sexual offenders monsters suggests they're beyond rehabilitation; it blames the untamed male libido rather than a society that sexualises violence against women, writes Alecia Simmonds.

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Since it is possible for the ICC to promote better domestic prosecutions, it can, and should, encourage domestic accountability for sexual violence crimes, writes Amrita Kapur.

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Comments from male politicians such as British MP George Galloway have revealed cultural assumptions about rape that originate from some powerful myths about this sex crime, writes Zora Simic.

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To suggest that some forms of rape earn that name more legitimately than others, as Todd Atkin has done, is to defend the agenda of the rapist, argues Rob Brooks.

We all know what goes on in prison. Or do we? A study examining sexual behaviour and sexual culture in jails in NSW and Queensland suggests that popular beliefs about prison sex are largely myths.