Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

February, 2015

Pipe down David Osborne

I’m angry. I’m fucking angry! Once again a man has opined on rape with the usual tact and empathy of a bull in a china shop. How often do we see men reinforcing rape myths and unashamedly victim blaming? We shouldn’t be surprised at one more right? Well, when the man involved is a barrister more »

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Domestic Violence in 50 Shades of Grey

On 12th February, Karen Ingala Smith, in partnership with Women’s Aid, will launch The Femicide Census: Profiles of Women Killed By Men, at a conference in London.  Meanwhile, less than two miles away, hundreds of fans will be gathering for the UK premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey – the film-adaptation of EL James’ highly successful novel.  The two events might seem unconnected.  But for practitioners, those who are aware of domestic abuse more »

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A response to Mary-Lou Stephens and her Huffpost article, “The One Big, Not-So-Secret Secret of a Happy Relationship

A response to Mary-Lou Stephens and her Huffpost article, “The One Big, Not-So-Secret Secret of a Happy Relationship” This article deals with the concept of taking responsibility for your behaviour (or, as the author puts it, your “crap”) in your relationship with your significant other. I read it yesterday, with a sense of discomfort building more »

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