Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

50 Shades of Grey

“Fifty Shades of Grey” Saviour of Relationships or Abuser’s Handbook by Isabelle Kerr

Winner – Best Blog Write to End Violence Against Women Awards Isabelle Kerr “Fifty Shades of Grey” Saviour of Relationships or Abuser’s Handbook Glasgow Rape Crisis Blog On 14th February 2015, the much hyped film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey will be on general release in cinemas across the UK. For anyone who has missed this publishing more »

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Rapists are not “sex pests”

The dictionary definition of pest is “an annoying or troublesome person” and yet The Metro has used the term sex pest to refer to a 68 year old man who has been arrested in France for what appears to be multiple counts of rape (as ever, The Metro is low on details and big on more »

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Domestic Violence in 50 Shades of Grey

On 12th February, Karen Ingala Smith, in partnership with Women’s Aid, will launch The Femicide Census: Profiles of Women Killed By Men, at a conference in London.  Meanwhile, less than two miles away, hundreds of fans will be gathering for the UK premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey – the film-adaptation of EL James’ highly successful novel.  The two events might seem unconnected.  But for practitioners, those who are aware of domestic abuse more »

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