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Rape Culture and Twitter Abuse: Visualising Twitter’s reaction to the Ched Evans Rape Case

Rape Culture and Twitter Abuse: Visualising Twitter’s reaction to the Ched Evans Rape Case

Introduction and Discussion On Friday 20th April 2012, Sheffield United striker Ched Evans was jailed for five years on Friday for raping a 19-year-old woman at a hotel near Rhyl, Wales. An extract from an article by The Guardian's Amanda Bancroft summarises the controversy and general sentiment surrounding the events: On Friday afternoon, the Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans was sentenced to five…