Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

February, 2017

Theo and the distinctly sexual flavour of French racism by @KGuilaine

Content warning: contains detailed descriptions of sexual abuse On 2 February, a 22-year-old black French man named Theo was allegedly violently raped with a police truncheon, gang assaulted and racially abused by four French police officers in the Parisian suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois. So severe were the anal injuries sustained by Theo that he needed major more »

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No, wives ‘withholding sex’ are not to blame for male violence by Laura Bates

Wives who don’t have enough sex with their husbands are partly to blame for men committing sexual assault, according to an articlepublished by the Daily Mail. The writer, Dr Catherine Hakim, claims that “decent” husbands whose wives “starve” them of sex are driven to affairs and “forced to seek relief elsewhere”, resulting in “a profoundly negative more »

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Domestic abuse/coercive Behaviour

Journalists, radio, professionals edit content about Domestic abuse/violence. I can tell you the hard facts. No sweeping anything under the carpet. Most abusers are Male. It’s a fact. Research and stories. The public. Men are looked at, as being ‘incharge’, ‘manage the money’s, the main ‘bread winner’s, ‘stronger than women’s, are ‘holding a meeting’, ‘as more »

I fought racism and misogyny to become an MP. The fight is getting harder by Diane Abbott

 In 30 years I’ve never complained about abuse. I’m speaking out now because I fear the politics of personal destruction is silencing minorities  MPs Bernie Grant and Diane Abbott at the 1988 Labour party conference in Blackpool. Photograph: PA/PA Archive/PA Images The Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison once said, “If there is a book you want to more »

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