Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

victim blaming

Ms – a personal experience of victim blaming an 11 year old girl by defence QC

We were contacted by witness protection and the CPS to let us know that the abuser was appealing in the royal courts of justice against his conviction and sentence, we were told that at the leave to appeal hearing his legal team would have the opportunity to present new evidence or evidence where incorrect procedure more »

Transforming a Victim Blaming Culture

Media discussions of male violence against women focus on the actions of the victim rather than the perpetrator. How can we challenge this narrative using survivor’s testimony without putting them at risk of online harassment?   “If I was Ched Evans i would find that whore and actually rape her this time!!” This is one more »

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You can’t escape your past, but you can walk away from victim blaming (content note for graphic depictions of rape)

I had just turned 16 when it first happened. I was unpopular, the first girl to develop curves I only understood years later were just hallmarks of womanhood and not obesity, and while I was good at school, I wasn’t going to win any academic scholarships any time soon. This was all very disappointing to more »

Just another example – in Australia – relating to revenge porn & classic victim blaming

A link to this article on a so-called “revenge porn” inquiry in Australia was submitted to our site. We don’t use the term “revenge porn” as it implies that people who release intimate images videos without consent are entitled to ‘revenge’. The release of these images is sexualised violence. There is NOTHING that a victim more »

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