Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

October, 2014

The Reality of Ritual Abuse

Ritual abuse does exist and we are very pleased to see that the Metropolitan Police are taken the safety of children seriously. However, we are very concerned by the number of mentions on our twitter feed suggesting that this article in the BBC on the Met’s investigations were a joke or that it was an more »

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Jennifer Lawrence was a victim of sexual violence; not “revenge porn”

Jennifer Lawrence, in an interview with Vanity Fair, has made the following statement: “It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime,” ….. “It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting.” . An article in the Guardian includes the following quotes: “Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked more »

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The Power of Derailing Political Discussions about Male Violence

This morning we received a link to a Jezebel article entitled “Woman Shot and Killed After Refusing to Give Man Her Phone Number” from @ma_franks. 27-year old Mary “Unique” Spears was shot to death for refusing to give out her phone number to a man. The unnamed (as of yet) suspect shot Spears three times and more »

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#WakeUpCall campaign : Language Matters

The #WakeUpCall campaign was created by journalist and activist Jemima Khan as a way to raise money for UNICEF’s Syria Emergency Fund. The campaign started with Khan posting an image of herself having just woken up and then challenging other celebrities to take similar photos, post to twitter and donate to UNICEF.  As a campaign tactic, #WakeUpCall more »

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Celebrity Big Brother & David Lee Travis

We are extremely disturbed to hear that Celebrity Big Brother has approached David Lee Travis to appear in the next season. It is completely inappropriate to reward men with convictions for violence against women and girls with public platforms. We have seen this with Jim Davidson, whilst he was under investigation as part of Operation more »

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