Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

The Media & Language

We recently had a discussion on twitter with the Independent journalist Kevin Rawlinson, regarding some of the reporting of the Oxford Sexual Exploitation & Abuse case.

Kevin and I had a somewhat heated discussion, and he is clearly passionate about ending the blame culture around victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.  Following on from this, we chatted by email about the court process and how the language used in court has to be directly referred to, regardless of how distasteful it may be.

Kevin agreed to write an article for us, which he has now done.  It explains the use of particular terms, but also tackles the almost constant blame culture that we find around these cases.

We are really grateful that Kevin has taken the time to write for us and we appreciate his support.

You can access his article on our Recent Submissions page or via this link.

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