Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

September, 2015

The @BBCNews gets it wrong. Again.

Peter Ball pled guilty this week to 18 charges of sexual abuse of men between the 1970s-1990s, whilst the Bishop of Lewes and then Gloucester. The CPS has also been forced to apologise for cautioning Peter Ball in 1993 rather than prosecuting in spite of the fact that there was sufficient evidence. The details of the failures more »

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Another judge blaming a child for being sexually assaulted

Los Angeles Unified School District argued last week that a 13 year old girl, who was sexually abused by her male teacher, was “partly to blame”. The teacher had already been convicted and sentenced to three years in prison. The current court case is an appeal by the victim following an unsuccessful case against the more »

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A Week of Victim Blaming in the Media

This is a round-up of some of the interesting media coverage of male violence against women and girls this week. Here is The Metro once again demonstrating that they are incapable of differentiating consensual sexual relations between adults from child rape:   The BBC remain incapable of naming the victim and instead using grossly offensive more »

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Assault

I have 3 cases of information to supply to you, in separate submissions. This one is my own case of being a GBH victim. It’s particular value is that it refutes those that support victim blaming and it’s misogynistic bigotry as it demonstrates unprovoked violence as the allegations which blame the victim used by media more »

Farewell to Denise Marshall

It is with great sadness that EVB say farewell to Denise Marshall. CEO of Eaves and, formerly NIA, councillor for Haringey, author and radical feminist activist, Denise worked tirelessly for women and girls. The number of women whose lives were changed because of the work undertaken by Denise are countless; notably the Poppy Project. She was more »

Believing the unbelievable

This is a formal statement from the Trouble & Strife collective on believing women, men and children who report sexual abuse. We fully support this statement and encourage everyone to read the full statement here. Believing the unbelievable. Feminists who campaign on the issue of sexual violence against women and children, and those who work more »

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