Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

May, 2013

Egypt’s Challenge

This episode of BBC Documentary presented by Shaimaa Khalil highlights victim-blaming culture around sexual harrassment and rape of women protesting in Tahrir Square http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p018d8jg Mona Eltahawy’s unbelievable experience of sexual assault in Cairo, is here. The attitudes she reports are also relevant to victim blaming culture. http://www.bidoun.org/magazine/28-interviews/mona-eltahawy-with-yasmine-el-rashidi/ Download this post as PDF? Click here

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Nick Ross and the rape apologist’s style guide

This blog was originally posted here.  We have reproduced with permission from the author, Glosswitch. Nick Ross and the rape apologist’s style guide Say what you like about old-school misogynists, they’re no slackers when it comes to getting a style guide in place. No one knows where they keep it – perhaps in a cave somewhere, more »

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Let’s hear from the ‘real victims’ – a response to Nick Ross

This has been submitted to us by email by Jane Callaghan, and she kindly gave us permission to reproduce. It comes with a content note as it discusses a personal account of rape. Let’s hear from the ‘real victims’? Jane Callaghan When I was 21 years old, I was pressed onto a bed at a more »

Nick Ross – If it looks like a duck & quacks like a duck…

This post was first published here.  We have reproduced it with permision from the author. If it looks like a duck and it quacks like a duck Another Sunday morning, another article blaming women for men raping them in the Daily Mail. This time it’s Nick Ross, a very experienced journalist who for years presented more »

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Nick Ross: Rape isn’t Rape

Nick Ross, creator of the BBC’s Crimewatch, has just published a book about crime. He has published a brief preview in the Daily Mail today which is, essentially, a list of myths of violence against women which blames women for being victims of male violence whilst minimising male violence. What the Daily Mail article demonstrates more »

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