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Ched Evans’ aquittal shows lack of progress in social response to rape

Content warning: rape, victim-blaming After a two week retrial, Ched Evans was acquitted of the rape of a 19-year-old woman. This verdict, and the process through which it was reached, was steeped in fundamental falsehoods regarding rape, consent and women’s sexuality. The legal consequences remain to be seen, but the societal importance of this development […]