Sirin Kale

Associate Editor

sexual violence

My Abuser Used My Therapy Notes Against Me During His Trial

I was sexually assaulted as a child. When I took him to court, his defence lawyers used notes from my own counselling sessions to try to discredit me.
Chloe
7.22.19
investigation

What It's Like to Be Raped and Told You Can't Talk About It with Anyone

Under existing CPS guidelines, survivors are told not to speak about their assault in therapy – unless they're prepared to have their counselling notes read out in court.
Sirin Kale
7.22.19
politics

These Are Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt's Actual Policies

We assessed the actual plans of the two Tory leadership candidates, as opposed to their personalities.
Sirin Kale
6.27.19
politics

How the Tories Could Stop Boris

LOL JK they can't.
Sirin Kale
6.10.19
politics

Farewell Change UK, Gone and Also Forgotten

Change UK was a second-trimester abortion in the womb of British politics. We'll miss you, but getting rid of you was the right thing to do.
Sirin Kale
6.5.19
investigation

Rape Victims Are Being Told They Can't Go to Therapy

If you're sexually assaulted in the UK, the authorities may tell you not to speak with therapists about the assault until after the trial is complete. The impact of this silence can be devastating.
Sirin Kale
5.30.19
politics

We Ranked Prospective Tory Prime Ministers in Order of Awfulness

Surprise: they're all bad.
Sirin Kale
5.24.19
Sex

I Had a Threesome with My Boyfriend and the Girl He Was Cheating on Me with

She looks at me and says, “Is it okay if I kiss your boyfriend now?” My gut is twisting, and I can’t really look, but I also have to look.
Hayley Quinn
5.22.19
conspiracy theories

Inside the Conspiracy Theory That the Royal Baby Is Actually Two Weeks Old

Strange things go on in the comments of Mail Online.
Sirin Kale
5.10.19
Broadly

51 Percent of Students Accused of Stalking or Abuse Allowed to Stay at UK Universities

Broadly found 381 cases of student-on-student abuse and stalking in a three-year period after asking every UK university how many students were accused of stalking or domestic abuse – and how many were expelled by uni authorities.
Sirin Kale
4.8.19
Broadly

6 Scottish Women Were Killed By Men They Previously Reported to Police

New Freedom of Information data reveals the number of women who died over the last three years even after reporting their partners or exes to Police Scotland for threatening behaviour.
Sirin Kale
11.23.18
Broadly

7 Abuse Victims in the UK Died By Suspected Suicide in the Last 5 Years

An exclusive Broadly investigation reveals that multiple victims of abuse have died by suspected suicide – even after speaking with police.
Sirin Kale
11.22.18
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