Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

May, 2013

“I don’t believe it!”

I author a website concerned with child to parent violence: holesinthewall.co.uk. You might be interested in a post, written in January 2012, entitled “I don’t believe it!”. This discusses the way parents are not only held responsible for the abuse they suffer at the hands of their children, but are also sometimes directly punished for more »

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Treatment of victims in trials

I was so pleased to see a group like you being set up on twitter. Something I’ve become deeply concerned about in the past few months is the treatment of victims during legal trials – such as Frances Andrade and the case being reported today in the Times where the victim was forced to read more »

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My Response to Nick Ross – How could I have prevented my rape?

This programme was broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live on Sunday 26th May.  It will be available for a further 4 days. The programme hosts an interview with Nick Ross, followed by callers who discuss his article in the MoS and his claims about rape. Listen from 2:08.15 for Emily’s experience – courageously challenging the more »

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Bolton News Blames ‘binge drinking’ for sexual assaults

The Bolton News have a prime example of victim blaming in this article. Quotes from their article are in red. We have copied some quotes to save you clicking onto their website & generating hits. “What is being done to prevent teenage girls becoming sex crime victims” Clearly the article is going to focus on more »

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The Subtle Oppression of Women by Comedy

This was submitted to us by email – thanks to the author for allowing us to publish.  Follow her on Twitter The Subtle Oppression of Women by Comedy by Bobbie Oliver  Bio: Bobbie Oliver is a 25-year veteran comedian, producer, and comedy coach living in Los Angeles, California. She is the owner of Tao Comedy more »

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