A Policewoman’s Lot – Part Ten

The Force booked WPC Cox off on sick leave for a month after the rape. Her attack attracted extensive publicity locally in the Cambridge Mercury and other local newspapers, with headlines such as “Terror of WPC,” and “WPC Left Handcuffed and Gagged.” The first three pages of the Mercury were devoted to the story, with a … Continue reading A Policewoman’s Lot – Part Ten

A Policewoman’s Lot – Part Eight

WPC Cox tried to gather her thoughts as she lay on the blanket with the two rapists standing over her, her mind a mass of conflicting emotions. Humiliation, fear, shame, guilt and relief that it was over. So it had finally happened. She had been raped. In her previous encounters with men, Alison had experienced groping and … Continue reading A Policewoman’s Lot – Part Eight

A Policewoman’s Lot – Part Two

Alison Cox turned round apprehensively and looked up at PS Rose and the eight male PCs gathered around her in the kitchen, her mouth open and her eyes wide with fear. “But I haven’t finished the washing up yet, Sarge,”she protested weakly. “That’s okay,” said Jim Rose. “Your induction’s overdue now and that comes first. … Continue reading A Policewoman’s Lot – Part Two

A Policewoman’s Lot – Part One

For people whose experience is mainly confined to the present day, it is difficult to appreciate just how all pervasive and endemic sexism was in society and its institutions only a relatively short time ago. Organisations and the men who controlled them routinely behaved towards women in a manner that would be considered totally outrageous today. … Continue reading A Policewoman’s Lot – Part One