Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

August, 2013

The prosecution of sexual abuse cases – action needed

Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has written an article outlining the Guidelines for Reform that are currently out for public consultation. You can read the Guidelines here and full instructions on how to respond are listed below. The final question on the pro-forma asks for you to list the unhelpful myths and stereotyopes more »

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Victim Blaming: Even at UK Feminista Summer School

UK Feminista Summer School is always an amazing experience full of inspiring and committed feminists. This years was no different. Yet even in a conference full of feminists, internalised victim-blaming is always present. In this case, it involved a young woman sharing her personal experience of street harassment. I won’t go in to details here more »

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What do you have to do to break the Editors’ Code of Practice?

This was sent to us via email, by @zoesqwilliams.  It is the Press Complaints Commision response to the Daily Mail coverage of the Michael Philpott case. ************************** I write further to our recent correspondence regarding your complaint against the Daily Mail. As you will be aware, the Commission received a number of complaints under Clause more »

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Government need to help INNOCENT child abuse victims once and for all.

No government has ever come down on the side of the child abuse victim. No child can be blamed for being ‘raped’, for being ‘traumatised’, for being ‘terrified’ into silence can they. When a poor victim does find the courage to come forward what do they find? They find the evil sexual deviant is given more »

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