Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

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Contributory negligence

This news blog entry is by a former professional journalist who often expresses right-wing views. In this article, she makes it clear that she feels that a rape victim was partly responsible for the crime committed against her (“A woman who had been allowed to get very drunk inside Misty’s was dragged into bushes along more »

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Drunk and in a relationship (content note for rape)

I was in a relationship with a person with substance misuse issues. As a result of his violent and unpredictable behaviour I stopped having sex with him because it hurt and I would feel violated afterwards. One night we went out and we got so mortal I was basically comatose. He anally raped me that more »

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It’s always high drama. It’s somebody’s life at stake’: inside British rape trials

…  Woodhouse is one of 12 volunteers working as observers on rape trials at Newcastle crown court. Nine women and three men, they are social workers, nurses, academics and counsellors, some retired, some not. Since January 2015, they have sat on 30 trials and made a string of recommendations: that barristers meet their clients before a more »

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Man arrested for racially-aggravated sexual assault. BBC headline gets confused with a carry-on film.

Due to the limited number of characters allowed by the BBC informal complaints, we have sent the following about the conviction of city lawyer Alistair Main:   Alistair Main has been convicted of one count of racially-aggravated assault and one of sexual assault. You minimise his criminal act of racialised sexual violence in your headline more »

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Incredible guilt and shame (content note)

Omg, just came across this. Been trying to process this all… Crying. I was never able to think of it in any other way than it being me.. You just explained a whole different aspect of it! Okay, so here it goes…this is not easy, but I’ll try. Courage, right?! The thing about arousal, excitement more »

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