Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

Guardian

11 year old boys cannot consent to sex with an adult

According to coverage in the Guardian, Jade Hatt has been given a “six-month jail term suspended for two years with supervision”, placed on the sexual offenders registry for 7 years and received a ” sexual harm prevention order banning her from having unsupervised contact with young boys for two years”. Judge Tim Mousley QC made the more »

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Alas Smith and Tones: the ongoing inappropriate reporting of the Pistorius murder tiral

I had really hoped that I wouldn’t have to be writing about the appalling highly subjective reporting of the Pistorius murder trial again, however, after reading today’s Guardian online (the Observer) article, I felt compelled to boot up the laptop regarding David Smith’s latest offering. Today’s choice headline is: So, the brutal and violent killing of Reeva more »

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