Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

June, 2016

Donald Trump’s Rape Metaphor Says More About Him Than About Rape by @schemaly

Last night, just days after appearing before what seemed to be an actual heap of heap of trash, Donald Trump compared the effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on America to rape. The TPP, he explained, is “…pushed by special interests who want to rape our country, just a continuing rape of our country — that’s what it more »

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CSE is not self-harm

During a meeting where were discussing the definition of self-harm (I work in Mental health) someone who works with young people said that ‘you could say that CSE is a form of self-harm’. This is my response to that. No CSE is not self-harm. Saying CSE is a form of self-harm is dangerous, it places more »

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The context in which VAWG occurs

One of the most common refrains in the media when a man chooses to physically harm of kill is current or former partner is ‘it was an isolated incidents’. In the UK, we have 2 of these ‘isolated incidents’ a week – a statistic that does not include mothers, daughters, sisters, and grandmothers murdered by more »

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In the News- 20.6-27.6

Why the silence on the scandal of unpaid child maintenance? by Polly Toynbee Fathers4Justice staged another of its misogynist demos yesterday, briefly barging into the studio of ITV’s Loose Women while it was on air, claiming the programme denigrates men. They waved £20 notes and Y-fronts printed with “Pants to the CSA” in a protest calling on fathers more »

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Rape Culture and “Twenty Minutes of Action” by Julian Vigo

Rape culture is a term coined by feminists in the 1970s which designates not only how females are vulnerable to sexual violence at the hands of males, but which speaks to the depth at which such violence is normalised. Quite often this term is met with ridicule in social media because for many, bitching about more »

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