Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

Media Complaints

Michael Beck: Why labelling men who kill as ‘non-violen’t is irresponsible journalism

Every single week, 2 men in England and Wales make a choice to kill their current or former partner. Despite the fact that these men consistently have a history of domestic violence, the media insists on reporting comments from random neighbours claiming that these men are ‘caring fathers’, ‘loving brothers’, ‘quiet neighbours’,  and, as above, ‘non more »

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.@perthnow suggests child rape is the same as a ‘sexual relationship’

  This article on the sentencing of a father for child rape is a catalogue of minimisation and excuses for child rape. It is literally a guide for defence attorneys and child rapists. This article is one of the most egregious examples of media erasure of male violence. We’re stunned that they used the term ‘sexual relationship’ more »

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Why are sex robots which allow men to simulate rape a bad thing

http://metro.co.uk/2017/07/20/why-are-sex-robots-which-allow-men-to-simulate-rape-a-bad-thing-6792925/ hi there, im sure you’ve seen the recent articles about the new ‘sex robots’ with frigid setting, but this one took my breath away. If you’re not already, please challenge the metro (a newspaper only barely better than the sun and such like) on this disgusting article that seems to twist the arguments against more »

Valid excuses for fatal male violence: love

Jay Nava, a soldier, was being investigated by the police for sexual assault. Natasha Wake had not known about the allegation (for which Nava was not charged) prior to the evening of her murder. The Telegraph coverage implies that the “bitter and acrimonious” argument that evening resulted in murder – as though being angry at more »

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Man arrested for racially-aggravated sexual assault. BBC headline gets confused with a carry-on film.

Due to the limited number of characters allowed by the BBC informal complaints, we have sent the following about the conviction of city lawyer Alistair Main:   Alistair Main has been convicted of one count of racially-aggravated assault and one of sexual assault. You minimise his criminal act of racialised sexual violence in your headline more »

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Don’t be her voice: a response to the silencing of women in #behervoice

The Kering Foundation was launched in 2009, and combats violence against women focusing on sexual violence in the Americas, harmful traditional practices in western Europe and domestic violence in Asia. They do this through supporting local and international NGOs, awarding social entrepreneurs and organising awareness campaigns. The intentions with awareness campaigns are most often rather more »

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The @BBC remain incapable of correctly identifying child rape.

This is the brief complaint we have submitted to the BBC over an article entitled: “Outrage over 60-day jail term for sex with young daughter”. The BBC limits the number of characters that can be used in a complaint.   The title of your article is “Outrage over 60-day jail term for sex with young daughter”. more »

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The erasure of Claire and Charlotte Hart by the media

This letter was written by Paula Cleary in response to an article by journalist Amy Collett in the Fenland Citizen. Cleary originally posted this letter on her Facebook page and has asked for it be shared widely to honour the lives of Claire and Charlotte Hart who were murdered on the 19th of July in more »

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