Instagram should be a place where women can post selfies after sexual assault (The Independent)

This article contains discussion of rape.

When did you last scroll through Instagram and roll your eyes at a picture of a takeaway coffee cup or a particularly well-constructed stack of pancakes?

They are the mundane images that make Instagram famous, remarkable only in their banality. If it’s a platform for documenting our everyday lives, predictable as they may be, it’s one on which anti-rape activist Amber Amour’s posts recording her assault and its aftermath should be nothing out of the ordinary. … Read More

Yes, social media shines a light on rape culture – but it helps us fight back, too (Gadgette)

Be a woman with opinions on the internet, goes the saying, and prepare to trade in your comfort, safety and self-esteem for an endless drip feed of abuse, threats and insights into the innermost thoughts of misogynists and mansplainers alike. While this very blatant assertion of power against women who dare to challenge a sexist status quo is nothing new, being reduced to a bubbling, mascara-stained mess over the words of a faceless egg might be – but only because their words feel all too real against the backdrop of a society where 1 in 4 women will be victims of sexual violence and where 2 a week will be killed by men (statistics from Rape Crisis and Women’s Aid).