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Alice Reported Her Stalker to the Police Twice. 5 Days Later, He Murdered Her

After Alice Ruggles broke up with her ex-boyfriend, he began relentlessly stalking her before killing her in 2016. Alice's family tells her story.
Sirin Kale
7.23.18
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Unfollow Me

49 British Women Were Killed By Men They Previously Reported To Police

Broadly asked every UK police force how many women were killed in the last three years by the partners, exes, or stalkers they'd already reported to the authorities.
Sirin Kale
7.23.18
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Unfollow Me

Stalking and Abuse Aren't Going Away. It's Time We Protect Victims

Unfollow Me is a new campaign investigating domestic and gendered violence in the UK—and what you can do to protect yourself and advocate for others.
Zing Tsjeng
Lindsay Schrupp
7.23.18
You Make Me Wanna
You Make Me Wanna

'The Mask of Zorro' Ignited My Fetish for Sword-Fighting Jerks with Six Packs

Growing up, the mixed messaging I'd received about female desire caused me to fantasise about being ravaged by toga-wearing brutes with questionable sexual ethics.
Annie Lord
7.19.18
history
history

The Cigar-Loving Cuban-American Who Charmed Her Way Into the Aristocracy

Consuelo Yznaga injected money and glamor into the fading British upper classes—and even acted as matchmaker for other socialites and impoverished toffs.
Julie Ferry
7.18.18
Photos
Photos

Photos of Drag Queens and Kings Dragging Donald Trump's UK Visit

The LGBTQ community turned up in full force—and full drag—to protest President Donald Trump's first visit to the UK.
Alice Zoo
Zing Tsjeng
7.16.18
history
history

All Hail Amastris, the War Captive Who Rose to Power and Became a Queen

The Persian princess was captured in battle by Alexander the Great, but she didn't let that stop her from founding a city and coining her own money.
Jenna Mahale
7.13.18
Sport
Sport

Fighting Fascism at the UK's Feminist Antifa Martial Arts Gym

Solstar in North London describes itself as a "red gym" run on left-wing principles. Founders Ella Gilbert and Paula Lamont explain how boxing can be a form of political resistance.
Ayoola Solarin
7.10.18
You Make Me Wanna
You Make Me Wanna

Buffy and Faith's Relationship Taught Me About Queer Thirst

In the summer of 2003, I locked myself in my bedroom and took detailed notes documenting the secret lesbian romance in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." "Fuffy" taught me that same-sex relationships could be messy, complicated, and real as hell.
Sophie Wilkinson
7.5.18
NORTH KOREA
NORTH KOREA

How One Woman Rebuilt Her Life After Escaping North Korea

Very few people escape North Korea once—let alone twice. But Jiyhun Park, a survivor of sex trafficking and forced labor camps, is determined to shed light on the regime's human rights abuses.
Sirin Kale
6.29.18
Power
Power

51 Percent of People of Color Experience Racism in LGBTQ Communities

A new Stonewall survey reveals that LGBTQ communities in Britain are not as welcoming and progressive as you might think.
Zing Tsjeng
6.28.18
Islamophobia
Islamophobia

The Netherlands Just Voted to Ban the Burkha and Face Veil

Following on from many northern European countries, full-face coverings will now be banned in the Netherlands.
Broadly Staff
6.27.18