Everyday Victim Blaming

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child rape

Dear @Independent, Nicki Minaj is not responsible for the actions of her brother. Name him.

Jelani Minaj has been charged with first degree rape and first degree course of sexual conduct against a 12 year old child in Nassau. He is currently on bail having posted the requisite $100 000 The Independent not only fails to mention Jelani Minaj in their tweet, they don’t even name Jelani Minaj until the more »

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Another judge blaming a child for being sexually assaulted

Los Angeles Unified School District argued last week that a 13 year old girl, who was sexually abused by her male teacher, was “partly to blame”. The teacher had already been convicted and sentenced to three years in prison. The current court case is an appeal by the victim following an unsuccessful case against the more »

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A How Not To Guide on Teaching Children about Internet Safety

The video ‘The Dangers of Social Media” by Coby Persin has gone viral with 29 million hits. Supposedly, this video was created to teach parents how easy it is for a pedophile to groom a teenage girl. Instead, it’s a how to manual on publicly shaming and blaming three teenage girls. We won’t be linking more »

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There’s no allegedly about this rape.

The tragic case of the 11 yr old girl from Paraguay, who was denied an abortion in spite of fears the pregnancy and labour may be a risk to her life, featured in the news recently due to the birth of her baby daughter. She was delivered by C-section and weighed 6lb 6oz. I have more »

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Oh captain, my captain.

As the roving sports reporter for EVB I watch quite a lot of sports, each time marvelling at the skill, stamina and determination athletes possess to become top of their game. I’m a completely mad Newcastle United fan, for my sins, but football has started leaving a sour taste in my mouth. The behaviour of more »

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Ted Heath, Jonathan King and the role of The Spectators…

An Exercise in Comprehension, for Subjects Lacking in Empathy, but Over-Equipped with Entitlement. August 2015. Please read the following before forming any opinion, sharing on Twitter, or other social media sites. You may now turn over your paper. Case Study A There are allegations against a series of people and those allegations are that they more »

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“Witch hunts”, howling mobs” and “Hitler’s dreams”: how a rational journalist reacts to police investigating historic child sexual abuse.

“If it wasn’t so horrific, all this would be entertaining.” Is one of the opening lines of Dan Hodges’ article in the Telegraph about the investigation into the police’s handling of child sexual abuse allegations made against Edward Heath. It transpires that the ‘horrific’ he refers to, is not child sexual abuse and the devastating more »

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Witch hunt is the stuff of Hitlers dreams

Do we laugh or do we cry spring to mind. Neither as the statement which appeared in the telegraph by Dan Hodge* is just a ludicrous headline used to grab attention. It certainly has done that and shone the light on the journalist who wrote it and not in a positive light I might add. Yes more »

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The Metro conflates child rape with an affair

We will be writing a formal complaint to the Metro about this article which conflates child rape with having an “affair”. Dominique Cottrez was raped multiple times by her father, starting at the age of 8. She became pregnant by rape on 8 separate occasions and suffocated the infants. This was not an “affair” nor more »

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Blaming women for child sexual abuse perpetrated by a man

DAYCARE WORKER SAYS HE ACCIDENTALLY RAPED 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL DURING ‘TICKLE FIGHT’ “When Moore was questioned, he reportedly told authorities that he did touch the child beneath her underwear, but he claims it was accidental. According to court documents released this week, Moore said that ‘when he slipped on a toy as he was tickling … more »

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