Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

domestic violence

Domestic abuse/coercive Behaviour

Journalists, radio, professionals edit content about Domestic abuse/violence. I can tell you the hard facts. No sweeping anything under the carpet. Most abusers are Male. It’s a fact. Research and stories. The public. Men are looked at, as being ‘incharge’, ‘manage the money’s, the main ‘bread winner’s, ‘stronger than women’s, are ‘holding a meeting’, ‘as more »

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In the news – DV decriminalised in Russia and rape culture in British court rooms

Domestic violence reports soar in Russian city after partial decriminalisation by Rachel Roberts Reports of domestic violence have more than doubled in Russia’s fourth largest city since the Government reduced the punishmentfor spousal or child abuse from a criminal to a civil one. Police in Yekaterinburg responded to 350 incidents of domestic violence daily since the law was relaxed compared more »

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i was raped and my boyfriend blamed me for months

Hi I’m new to this forum and would love any advice anyone can give me. Here is my story in a nut shell. I met my ex boyfriend in college. We dated for two years and he suffered from depression the entire time. The very beginning of the relationship was good, there were some signs more »

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Ongoing victim blaming (content note)

Hello everyone. My story starts with father’s blame. He still sees it as, my fault that I pushed him to hit me. Though when he tried to suffocate me with a cloth stringed bag. I was upstairs without him. Minding my own business. My mother asked me what did i do ?. An outsider asked, more »

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A man who didn’t talk to his wife would not be funny. He would be an abuser by Lola Okolosie

Since in 2016 turning on the news invariably resulted in a rush of negativity, it’s fair to say that by 31 December we were all fed up with the prevailing sense of doom. This perhaps explains why a story – the authenticity of which has been questioned – about a Japanese husband who didn’t speak more »

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Custody in Crisis – Family Courts enabling and supporting abusive fathers.

Salon has published a searing indictment of the family courts in the US investigating the frequency with which violent fathers are given sole custody of their children despite documented medical evidence of physical and sexual abuse. It examines the role that “parental alienation syndrome” – something that the American Psychological Association does not recognise – more »

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In the News

What lies beneath prostitution policy in New Zealand? by Maddy Coy and Pala Molisa at  openDemocracy Prostitution and trafficking are increasingly contested in international human rights and policy forums, with debates polarised around the question of whether the prostitution system entrenches institutionalised male dominance, or if its harm grows out of associated criminality and stigma. In April 2016 more »

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In the News (5.12) – rape culture and racialised misogyny

A long road: domestic violence law in China by Yuan Feng at openDemocracy … Now we face the challenge of making the law work to prevent violence, ensure duty bearers respond and hold perpetrators to account, at the same time as supporting survivors.  The law permits police to issue a warning, provided the violence reaches a more »

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