Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

August, 2013

“Miley Cyrus: The Reason Why I Never Want To Have A Daughter”

This article (http://elitedaily.com/life/miley-cyrus-the-reason-why-i-never-want-to-have-a-daughter/ ) caught my eye on my Facebook feed, having been shared as an informative and considered deconstruction of Miley Cyrus’s performance and society’s ills today. Only it wasn’t informative. And it wasn’t considered. It’s a demonstration of blatant institutionalised and social misogyny. If the misogyny entrenched title from male writer Preston Waters more »

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Victim blaming in the USA

TW: Rape, suicide. Does Ending Victimisation & Abuse have a USA equivalent? They are desperately needed. A judge sentence a teacher to 30 days for raping a 14 year old because she was “older than her chronological age” and “as much in control of the situation”. The 14 year old killed herself shortly before her more »

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Victim blaming of people with mental illness

This article I read today, by a man who suffers from depression, basically re-iterates the prevailing view that depressed people are “narcissistic”, that suicide is selfish, and that it’s possible to cure oneself of suicidal impulses simply by ruminating about how selfish suicide is. No other category of illness inspires victim blaming the way mental more »

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I felt safe. (*Content note – description of rape)

This just happend about a month ago. It was a friday night/saturday morning. I’m 16 and I live with my mom and our roomate that lives downstairs with her son. My mom and the roomate work together painting houses and they were staying at our roomates relates house while working out of town. A while more »

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