Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

April, 2015

Martin Daubney misses the point completely when talking about sexual harassment

Martin Daubney has written yet another one of his articles dismissing women’ experiences of sexual violence insinuating that sexual harassment is just women over-reacting. The arrogance and male entitlement in Daubney’s article is breathtaking; as is his clear lack of understanding of rape culture. Wolf-whistling is misogyny in action. It is not a compliment, nor more »

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Telegraph writes about sexual harassment: implies victim is to blame for being un-married and not a mother

Poppy Smart, a digital marketing coordinator, raised a complaint with the West Mercia Police after experiencing sexual harassment from staff on a building site run by Fimeca Building and Maintenance. According to the Telegraph, this is the first time the police in England/Wales have investigated “wolf-whistling” as a form of sexual harassment. We fully support more »

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Consensual v Non-consensual Porn

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/video/2015/jan/21/naked-pictures-this-is-what-i-did-revenge-porn-emma-holten-video Thought this to be an interesting article on how one woman, Emma Holten, decided to reclaim control from those who would attempt to erode her self-worth both as a woman and as a human being. Not sure of her methods, and maybe this is playing right into the hands of those (men) who suggest more »

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Carol Malone: #NotNorman

cross-posted with permission from The Norman Awards Our latest #NotNorman goes to Carole Malone who wrote an article in the Mirror newspaper urging women to take responsibility for “their own safety”. As is the norm when anyone is just about to hold women responsible for a man’s choice to rape, she pays lip service to the civilised notion that women more »

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The problem with scolding women who drink.

Since men decided to rape women world-wide by the hundreds and thousands the think piece writers of this world have decided that there was no way to stop them. They decided that each rapist is always some evil, hideous monster who was overcome with a terrible urge and simply could not resist. So instead they more »

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Fundraiser: Donate £1 to keep EVB going!

EVB has been going now for 2 years this May! We are completely unfunded and our very small admin team put in approximately 60 hours of volunteer work a week. We do this because we know our campaign has helped 100s of women, children and men. We have done several training sessions for front line more »

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CEOP victim blame a child in video to end child sexual exploitation

CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) is part of the UK National Crime Agency. It’s mission statement involves the following works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from more »

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Daily Mirror headline: Misleading and Offensive

Today I read in the Daily Mirror a report about a postman found guilty who sexually abusing a baby and filming it. The Mirror headline said “Sick Pedeophle Postman filmed himself abusing babies”. This article is wrong he made a choice to commit the crime he did. This man was an ordinary man like any more »

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Police Scotland Online Safety Training: Factually Wrong & Inappropriate Language

I attended a workshop by Police Scotland on online safety. I was under the impression that it was aimed at arming parents with skills to talk to their children about online safety. Instead, it was full of inappropriate language and some fairly surprising factual inaccuracies. Within the first five minutes, we were given misinformation about more »

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Media surprised that ‘normal’ men are rapists.

4 British sailors have been charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm and group sexual assault whilst in Halifax, Canada for a hockey tournament. CBC News was shocked to discover that these 4 British soldiers did not decorate their social media sites with statements like “I’m a rapist” but that (t)heir social media posts show them more »

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