Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

November, 2013

The BBC remains confused about the definition of child rape

“South Yorkshire Police criticised over child sex victim protection” This is the title to the BBC article published on November 11 on the HMIC report commissioned by South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright into police failures in protecting victims of child sexual exploitation. This article is one of many published by the BBC more »

Edwin Poots & children ‘participating’ in their own sexual exploitation

Health minister Edwin Poots has formally announced Northern Ireland’s inquiry into the sexual exploitation of children following the arrests of 30 people during a major investigation into child sexual exploitation. Kathleen Marshall, a former commissioner for children and young people in Scotland has been named the chair. We are pleased that Northern Ireland is taking more »

“Underage” girls cannot “consent”

I have a number of serious concerns about the London Evening Standard’s article “Police apologise to sex abuse girl” published on November 8th. Firstly, the article is quite racist. It makes a huge production about the race of the perpetrators. Now, there are occasions were the race of the perpetrator and victim are important information, more »

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