Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

male entitlement

“2 dead in Warner Robins Valentine’s Day domestic dispute”

Whilst our campaign is UK focused, we do cover appalling misrepresentations of domestic and sexual violence and abuse internationally. This particular article is from a US publication that includes every single thing that is wrong about media coverage of cases of murder-suicide starting with the fact that it refers to murder as a “domestic dispute”. As […]

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[email protected] “responds” to concerns about their support for Julian Assange

ADMIN: Following legal discussions with legal representatives of Ecotricity, we are publishing this statement:  “Ecotricity’s tweet regarding Julian Assange on 5 February 2016  mistakenly gave the impression that Ecotricity appeared to support rape culture, which it does not.  Ecotricity were unaware of the legal circumstances of Julian Assange’s various court appearances in the UK or […]

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[email protected] confuses rape with a “romp” (via @EverydaySexism)

The inquiry into the death of Cheryl James at the Deepcut barracks is ongoing. The Sun has chosen to refer a serious allegation of the sexual harassment and attempted rape of James as a ‘romp’. We urge people to take 5 minutes to make a formal complaint to The Sun about their misrepresentation of sexual […]

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Things which are not “affairs”: the case of Adam Osborne.

Dr Adam Osborne, brother of George, has been struck off the general medical registrar following investigations into his behaviour with a female patient over a period of two years. Osborne was treating a female patient for depression, anxiety and chronic fatigue syndrome, who also problems with self-harm and substance abuse. He made a choice to […]

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North Wales Police are confused about who’s responsible for domestic violence

North Wales Police comms officers clearly haven’t been paying attention to any training (if they’ve even had any) on domestic violence and who the perpetrators actually are: Blaming victims for the behaviour of perpetrators does not increase confidence that the police will deal with domestic violence with compassion or understanding. This tweet demonstrates a clear […]

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[email protected] comes out in support of rape culture

ADMIN: Following legal discussions with legal representatives of Ecotricity, we are publishing this statement:  “Ecotricity’s tweet regarding Julian Assange on 5 February 2016  mistakenly gave the impression that Ecotricity appeared to support rape culture, which it does not.  Ecotricity were unaware of the legal circumstances of Julian Assange’s various court appearances in the UK or that […]

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South Yorkshire Police (@syptweet) conflate rape with eating too much chocolate

Three days ago, we started a survey asking people to comment on the 5 worst offenders we’ve seen in police ‘safety’ campaigns. Clearly, we started the survey too early as our twitter feed contained contributions from Bedfordshire police and the following from South York Police using the #noregrets hashtag. These are actual tweets using the #noregrets […]

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This is male entitlement: why domestic & sexual violence are gendered issues (content note for extreme violence)

Every time we tweet about male entitlement and male violence, we hear two things a) not all men and b) women are violent too. We need to be clear here: the vast majority of violence is committed by men. Street violence is usually committed by men against other men. Domestic and sexual violence and abuse […]

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