About Ending Victimisation & Blame
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Reviewing media coverage of violence against women and children, we’ve found an overt victim blaming tone in many of the news reports. Men are described as being unable to ‘help it’. They are ‘driven to it’. They kill their children (and sometimes themselves) and it is a ‘tragic isolated incident’. They murder their children and it is because of a ‘difficult divorce’. They rape children because she was ‘drunk’ or ‘out at 4am’ and so ‘asking for it’. They rape girls who are so drunk that they cannot stand up, yet these men claim sex is consensual. There are so many excuses that we’ve read recently – none of them considering that the abuser has choices. All the choices are around women (and children) behaving differently in order to avoid being abused. Read More
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- The Police, Social Media & Domestic Abuse: #infocus (3/7/2014)
- A Twitter Chat with Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) (3/7/2014)
- Take action to reduce suicide that is attributed to the trauma of domestic and sexual violence. (3/7/2014)
- A Petition to demand a fit-for-purpose record of fatal male violence against women (3/6/2014)
- Compulsory testifying for victims of sexual violence is always inappropriate (3/5/2014)
- Please make a complaint to the ASA about Paddy Power (3/2/2014)
- Sticks and stones can hurt me… words can silence me for good. (3/2/2014)
- Compulsory testifying for victims of sexual and domestic violence is Antithetical to Victim-Centred Justice (2/26/2014)
- The Police (2/19/2014)
- Empowerment and Victim Blaming (2/17/2014)
- Special Contributors – 6-31st March 2014 (3/7/2014)
- Safety Advice and what it means. (11/4/2013)
- The Mitigation of Men’s Violence *Updated* (10/24/2013)
- Research Request – Excuses, Excuses (10/17/2013)
- Shame, self blame, and a perception of safety. (10/10/2013)
- Language used by Prosecutors (9/24/2013)
- #DearCJSprofessionals – twitter, we need your help! (9/14/2013)
- The consequences of victimisation and abuse. (8/24/2013)
- Our policy on Facebook – We need your help! (8/23/2013)
- The prosecution of sexual abuse cases – action needed (8/21/2013)
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- DVA Myths, Stereotypes and the Shame of the Sun (3/7/2014)
- The BBC remains incapable of using appropriate language (3/7/2014)
- Radio 4 Today programme blames women’s lifestyles for domestic abuse (3/6/2014)
- Marissa Alexander (3/4/2014)
- Stuart Hall’s latest charge – according to @BBC5Live Radio (3/4/2014)
- Another one lost and found (3/4/2014)
- Foreign wife that never fit (3/4/2014)
- Boyfriend’s reaction to my rape disclosure (3/3/2014)
- Pistorius and Paddy Power – making a killing at the betting shop. (3/2/2014)
- This is what feminists mean by a War on Women (3/2/2014)
- I guess it can happen to anyone (Content Note) (3/1/2014)
- Sexually abused by uncle (while in a relationship with my mom) and cousin. (3/1/2014)
- The “moral obligation” to report is rubbish!! (2/28/2014)
- Is my husband right to blame me? (2/28/2014)
- Shamed, blamed, and betrayed (2/27/2014)
- An Open Letter to Amanda Marcotte (content note) (2/26/2014)
- News Headlines (2/26/2014)
- Safety advice (2/25/2014)
- I was raped and my boyfriend is blaming me (2/25/2014)
- Family Believes Abuser, Not Me (Content Note) (2/24/2014)
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