Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

#ShoutingBack

We are infuriated about the victim blaming in relation to the abuse received by women online.

We should not have to stay silent - doing so tells the abusers that what they are doing is OK.

We should not have to ignore it - doing so tells the abusers that what they are doing is OK.

We should not have take a break from activism - doing so tells the abusers that what they are doing is OK.

We should not have to leave twitter - doing so tells the abusers that what they are doing is OK.

Are we really suggesting that colluding with abusers is a good idea?  NO.

There is a silence around domestic & sexual violence and abuse, or the threat of it - we should not be complicit in that.

We are #ShoutingBack.

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  • Elizabeth @LizJ73. says:

    I agree Ignoring abuse simply does not work.
    It didnt work when i was told to ignore it at school. (quite how you are suppossed to ignore someone coming at you with a broken branch from a tree i cant fathom)
    The advice to ignore and rise above it usually comes from people who dont want to face the ugly truth of what is happening.
    Its also very lazy advice. The same advice i was given at school because teachers didnt want to deal with it.
    That advice didnt work then and it wont work now.
    You cannot keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect a different result. Because to ignore and minimize is a subtle form of victim blaming. And gives the message to the abuser that what they are doing is fine. And if we were all to ignore it the behaviour will become more and more normalised in the abusers mind.
    To those saying “Ignore it” please stop giving lazy advice.