Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

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In the news: Bresha Meadows, Poverty, and FGM

Bresha Meadows, teen who killed allegedly abusive dad, given second chance  via @blackvoices Bresha Meadows, a 15-year-old who fatally shot her father in his sleep last summer, pleaded true to a charge of involuntary manslaughter on Monday, ending a legal ordeal that began over nine months earlier. “This is a good child,” her attorney, Ian more »

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In the news 6.06 – 13.6

‘20 minutes of action’: father defends Stanford student son convicted of sexual assault by Elle Hunt The father of a former Stanford University athlete convicted on multiple charges of sexual assault has said his son should not have to go to prison for “20 minutes of action”. Brock Turner, a former swimmer at Stanford University, was more »

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FGM and Medical Ethics

Over the weekend, we had a very concerning conversation about FGM with a GP whose twitter bio is: East London GP, NIHR research fellow – medical education, ethics and professional behaviour. Patient advocate. Policy critic We’re not entirely sure how a GP who claims to be interested in medical education, ethics and professional behaviour can more »

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Moving Forward

Male violence against women and girls, commonly referred to by the acronym VAWG, is very much in the public consciousness right now. From campaigns fighting objectification (such as No More Page Three) to the high profile court case of Reeva Steencamp’s murder, it seems like open discussion and debate can be found at every turn. more »

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