Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

conducive context

The Representation of Women in the Media Matters

Male violence against women and girls is both a cause and a consequence of women’s inequality. Using a photo of the husband of the first female candidate for President of the United States who secured her party’s nomination is a quintessential example of how the media misrepresents, minimises and obfuscates women’s successes. Media help create more »

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John Nimmo is not a ‘troll’: Defining male violence online

John Nimmo has been charged with sending “a message causing anxiety or distress” at the South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court. The charges stem from multiple emails sent to Luciana Berger, the Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree. One email allegedly included this statement: “she is going to get it like Jo Cox did”. Nimmo has been remanded more »

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THE CONDUCIVE CONTEXT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS by @ProfLizKelly

As a sociologist the contexts in which events take place have always been a touchstone in my thinking.  With respect to violence against women and girls one of the earliest insights from feminist research was the challenge the notion of the home/family as a safe place, a ‘haven in a heartless world’.  The family turned more »

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