Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse


The Police & Crime Commissioners work for YOU.

We have drafted an email that you can copy and paste and send to your Police & Crime Commissioner about the reality of domestic & sexual violence and the failures of police to deal appropriately with victims. The England & Wales PCC email addresses are listed below the email. Please cross post onto your blogs more »

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A Twitter Chat with Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)

On Wednesday March 5, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) held a live twitter chat on domestic violence using the hashtag #domesticabuse and #infocus. We have had serious concerns with the way police continue to respond to victims of domestic and sexual violence, as well as the ways they respond to criticisms. These are more »

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Take action to reduce suicide that is attributed to the trauma of domestic and sexual violence.

We fully support the following petition and ask that all our followers sign and share it: In the latest Crime Survey (England & Wales) 7.1% of women reported experiencing domestic abuse in the last year. An estimated equivalent of 1.2 million. 52% of female victims reported that they had sustained non-physical effects as a result of more »

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A Petition to demand a fit-for-purpose record of fatal male violence against women

At Ending Victimisation and Blame, we fully support this petition started by Karen Ingala Smith demanding that the government create a fit-for purpose record of fatal male violence so we can stop reading media articles which suggest that the murder of women are “isolated events” which happen to a woman every two days in the more »

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Pistorius and Paddy Power – making a killing at the betting shop.

I have been watching the build up to the trial in the media of Oscar Pistorius who shot and killed his girlfriend through a locked bathroom door and will face trial tomorrow. That was horrifying me enough and I will write about the media glee at having such a “juicy story” to salivate over later. more »

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Please make a complaint to the ASA about Paddy Power

We are asking all of our followers to report online gambling website to the Advertising Standards Authority for this advertisement which was published in the Irish Sunday Independent.     You can submit your complaint online following the instructions here.     Download this post as PDF? Click here

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Victim Blaming, Language & The Media

The evidence given at the Old Bailey in the latest child sex abuse ring trial was so horrific that some reporters on the Press benches estimated they were able to report only around 15 per cent of it in any detail. The case was not unique. Beyond the sheer brutality of the physical abuse, one more »

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