UK: ‘Rape porn’ possession to be punished by three years in jail. Tory support in North as low as in Scotland

Tory support in North as low as in Scotland: Support drops two … Daily Mail …The Tories are also failing to attract as many women voters as men. Labour’s predicted vote is the other way, with more women set to vote for them than men….

‘Rape porn’ possession will be punished by three years in jail (Picture: PA/File)

‘Rape porn’ possession to be punished by three years in jail Metro Anyone caught possessing pornography which depicts rape could be jailed for three years under new government plans.

It is against the law to publish images of rape but a legal loophole means possession of the material is currently unpunishable.

The changes to the law, which will be introduced in January, will bring England and Wales in line with Scotland, where the offence carries a maximum sentence of three years in jail.

Mr Cameron is targeting websites which show videos and images of rape – whether they claim they are ‘simulated’ or not.

Shadow Equalities Minister: ‘Removing Section 28 was one of the … PinkNews.co.uk It’s ten years since the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Gloria De Piero, shares her thoughts on what the policy symbolised for the LGBT community in an exclusive article for PinkNews.co.uk.

Ten years ago today we finally repealed the hateful and offensive Section 28 from our statute books. It was a landmark for LGBT rights, and one of the most important and proudest acts of the Labour Government.

During the 15 years it was in force it came to symbolise the prejudice lesbians and gays faced in society, but it also demonstrated the incredible strength and courage of a community which wasn’t prepared to be bowed by bigotry or ignorance. Stonewall was founded in reaction to Section 28, and by the time Tony Blair repealed it, we had criminalised homophobic hate crime, Chris Smith had been elected as the first openly gay MP and civil partnerships were on the horizon.

Actually, Nick, there might be something in the vouchers for … Liberal Democrat Voice Nick Clegg was asked yesterday, on his LBC phone in, what he thought about the plan to give women in deprived areas £200 in High Street shopping vouchers.

Women must be reflected in the ‘highest echelons of power’ The Guardian Female policy head of a local government thinktank on women in politics and bringing local government into the 21st century

Labour Cabinet minister calls for women in IT to share experiences … IDG News Service …Chi Onwurah, Labour shadow Cabinet Office minister, who is also a qualified engineer, is a champion of women in technology.

She said: “We know that women are hugely under-represented in ICT and we believe we know some of the reasons why, but every woman’s experience in the workplace is unique.

“But in mainstream media, we rarely hear the experiences of women in ICT. Hearing the voices of real women in ICT would help us better understand both the challenges and opportunities. I do hope women in ICT will respond in large numbers.”

Opportunity Now said that it wants to hear from women of all ages, on every rung of the career ladder, including those who are no longer working.

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