Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

femicide

When a Man Kills a Woman by @K_IngalaSmith at openDemocracy

Across everything that divides societies, we share in common that men’s violence against women is normalised, tolerated, justified – and hidden in plain sight. … Men’s fatal violence against women in the UK crosses boundaries of class, race, nationality and age.  Over the last year, the oldest woman killed was 85, 18 were over 60, more »

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In the news (28.11) on male violence, #predatorypeacekeepers and femicide

Since I gave you a phone it’s not rape by GUILAINE KINOUANI at openDemocracy … Under colonialism African childhood and womanhood were aggressively denied as part of a conscious effort to dehumanise. Remnants of this system of oppression continue to shape the treatment of black people today, with those at the bottom of the hierarchy of blackness, being the more »

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In the News (8.8-15.8.16)

“I did not want her to become a decrepit old hag”: why elderly men kill their wives by @glosswitch I did not want her to become a decrepit old hag. I loved her too much for that.” Those are the words of 89-year-old Philip Williamson, who last week  received a suspended two-year prison sentence for the manslaughter of more »

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The reporting of India Chipchase’s murder shows the true extent of Britain’s rape culture by @sarahditum

What did the media see in her that made her the perfect victim? The grotesque answer is, the same things as the man who murdered her did. Why India Chipchase? For the Sun, it must have been the booze: “Woman ‘drank six Jagerbombs in ten minutes on the night she was raped and murdered” went the more »

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The erasure of Claire and Charlotte Hart by the media

This letter was written by Paula Cleary in response to an article by journalist Amy Collett in the Fenland Citizen. Cleary originally posted this letter on her Facebook page and has asked for it be shared widely to honour the lives of Claire and Charlotte Hart who were murdered on the 19th of July in more »

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In the News 25.31

Canada judge critiques system in sexual assault case: ‘No one asks to be raped’ by Ashifa Kassam A judge in Ontario has used his verdict in a sexual assault trial to deliver a scathing critique of rape myths, the treatment of sexual assault complainants in Canada’s legal system and expectations on how survivors should act more »

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Why violence against women in film is not the same as violence against men by Noah Berlatsky

Whenever you mention that a piece of art shows violence against women, you can be sure that the comments section will reply, with confused gusto, “What about the men?!” Men get shot in movies too, after all; why doesn’t anyone complain about that? Hurting men, the argument goes, should negate hurting women. As long as more »

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India Chipchase: @BBCNews use of cruel and unnecessary headlines

Edward Tenniswood is currently on trial for the rape and murder of India Chipchase. This is how the BBC has chosen to report on the trial today. These statements come from Tenniswood’s defence testimony. Whilst there are strict regulations on what information the media can publish during a trial to protect the defendant’s right to more »

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A cycle of violence: when a woman’s murder is called ‘understandable’ by Laura Bates

I can think of many words to describe the murder of a woman by her own husband. “Understandable” is not one of them. Yet this is the word that Dr Max Pemberton chose to use when he weighed in on Lance Hart’s recent murder of his wife, Claire, and their 19-year old-daughter, Charlotte. Writing in the more »

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