Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

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In the News: rape culture, male violence and victim blaming

Why do some UN peacekeepers rape?, by Azad Essa UN peacekeepers are sent to the most war-ravaged countries on Earth, ostensibly to help them transition to peace. But some stand accused of committing crimes against the very people they are supposed to protect. According to a recent investigation by the Associated Press (AP), between 2004 more »

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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 »

It’s not victim blaming, it’s woman blaming by Sonia Orchard

Can we please stop this talk of victim-blaming? We don’t have a problem with victim-blaming in our society. We have a problem with woman-blaming. Teenage victims of the recent Australian school porn ring have reportedly been told that they brought the problem upon themselves by sharing nude images. Girls at one school have even been more »

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