Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

Domestic Abuse

.@edinburghpaper and the misuse of ‘dumped’

The erasure of perpetrator responsibility in domestic violence and abuse is standard across much of mainstream media. Very rarely do we see a headline that says “man sentenced to 6 years for assault”. Instead, we repeatedly see the words “jilted” and “spurned” used as though it were perfectly rational and reasonable to commit assault because more »

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Sex abuse

Hi i have the same situation from 15 years.my husband is taking drugs and drinking alcohol.i can never say to anybody.he is abusing me very much.i Have no any love for him.i tried many times to kill myself but i always stopped because of my kids.my son is only 5.he can’t survive without me.i hate more »

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His mother texted him saying “why did you get back together with her?”

I stumbled upon this site today while on google trying to find people who have dealt with what I’m dealing with. I’ve been with my emotionally abusive addict boyfriend for almost a year. Recently I broke up with him because I woke up to him saying he hates me and that I’m a piece of more »

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Domestic abuse services hang by a thread – we can’t waste any more money by Polly Neate

The £20m domestic abuse fund, announced by the government on International Women’s Day, is so desperately needed that of course it’s to be welcomed. Frankly, it came not a moment too soon. On the ground, despite successive injections of government funds, the situation facing domestic abuse services is reaching breaking point. Much like domestic abuse itself more »

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Marital Rape and Domestic Violence – sought help, found more pain

I was the careful and reserved type. A hopeless romantic that wanted to share everything with my one and only. I had been duped into thinking I found a kind and loving man to spend my life with. The ‘love’ and ‘adoration’ he showered on me while he was pursuing me, was enough to blind more »

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Rape Victims Won’t Benefit From The £20m Announced In The Budget To Tackle Violence Against Women

Supporters of the Million Women Rise march and rally opposing violence against women in Oxford Street, London. Fiona Hanson / PA Archive/PA Images Rape victims will not be helped by the extra £20 million the chancellor pledged to spend on services supporting violence against women. Despite Philip Hammond making a general promise that new money would more »

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In the News: on child protection policies & sexual harassment

Greening drops plans to allow councils to opt out of child protection laws by Peter Walker The government has backed down from plans to allow councils to opt out of a series of legal obligations to vulnerable children that critics say threatened protections built up over decades. The planned changes were criticised by charities, social work more »

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Male Violence Is The Worst Problem In The World by @caitlin_roper

A woman is found shot to death in her home. A 21-year-old woman is stabbed dozens of times after breaking up with her boyfriend. A father douses his three young children in petrol and sets them alight. A five-year-old girl is sexually abused by an older family friend. A man walks into a school, movie more »

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Marriage and Rape

I was married over 10 years have children. Been through different life stuff to include homelessness kids and health issues even cheating. I was responsible for for every one in home from morning till night. There were days I wanted to sleep for a week, worked 8 hours, came home do family time and just more »

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Should domestic abuse have its own law? by @sianushka

In the UK, there is no specific offence for ‘domestic violence’. Is the law failing women seeking justice? “When the police told me they wouldn’t charge my ex, I felt like there was no justice for women,” Naomi* explains. Like most survivors of domestic abuse, 31-year-old Naomi didn’t go to the police the first time more »

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