Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

February, 2016

What are the acceptable excuses for child rape – the case of Luke Grender

Luke Grender is an 18 year old who has admitted to raping a girl under the age of 13 three times. Grender was 16 – 17 at the time of the crime. He was given a suspended sentence by Judge Philip Richards at Newport Crown Court due to the “exceptional circumstance … (of) …heartbreak” experienced more »

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North Wales Police are confused about who’s responsible for domestic violence

North Wales Police comms officers clearly haven’t been paying attention to any training (if they’ve even had any) on domestic violence and who the perpetrators actually are: Blaming victims for the behaviour of perpetrators does not increase confidence that the police will deal with domestic violence with compassion or understanding. This tweet demonstrates a clear more »

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.@ecotricity comes out in support of rape culture

ADMIN: Following legal discussions with legal representatives of Ecotricity, we are publishing this statement:  “Ecotricity’s tweet regarding Julian Assange on 5 February 2016  mistakenly gave the impression that Ecotricity appeared to support rape culture, which it does not.  Ecotricity were unaware of the legal circumstances of Julian Assange’s various court appearances in the UK or that more »

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Murder is NOT a ‘domestic incident’

Geraldine Newman was murdered along side her two children Shannon (11) and Shane (6). Two days later the body of Paul Newman, father of Shannon and Shane, was found in North Wales. Police believe Paul committed suicide after killing his ex-wife and children. The police have also claimed this was a “domestic incident”. The murder of more »

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The Effect of Secondary Victimisation for Domestic Abuse Victims in the Form of Organised Social Exclusion

I am currently in my final year studying towards a degree in nursing. Being passionate about the issues surrounding health and social care and tackling the stigma that still exists within the client groups that I work with, I joined a student led society which works to address such issues. Unfortunately I have been asked more »

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