Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

Male violence against women and girls

The need for care when sharing images of missing children

Within hours of the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, people across social media were sharing images of those who were declared missing. Some of these were shared by family and friends who knew girls and women attending the concert, but who had not yet heard whether they were safe. These images were also being shared by more »

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John Nimmo is not a ‘troll’: Defining male violence online

John Nimmo has been charged with sending “a message causing anxiety or distress” at the South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court. The charges stem from multiple emails sent to Luciana Berger, the Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree. One email allegedly included this statement: “she is going to get it like Jo Cox did”. Nimmo has been remanded more »

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Why Do We Believe Such Terrible Things About Men?

In the article ‘Why do we believe such terrible things about men that can’t be true?’, published yesterday in the Telegraph, Neil Lyndon responds to articles discussing statistics that show that one in three women is subjected to sexual violence, and that femicide is a leading cause of premature death for women by arguing that, more »

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We urge a police investigation into Manchester United Players ‘Sex Tape’

We are very concerned about the story circulating in the media this morning concerning a number of Manchester United players. The Independent, among others, is reporting that several Manchester United players recorded an intimate sex act between another player and a woman without consent, and then shared the video with other teammates – again, without more »

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Former Lidl Manager who beheaded his wife after ‘snapping like a stick’ is jailed.

‘His wife’ was called Tahira Ahmed and in a report earlier today, ITV.com (among many others) appears to imply that the genetic and disabling condition that Tahira had to contend with called Morquio’s Syndrome was a reason or excuse for the repeated violence she endured in her marriage culminating in the deliberate and brutal attack more »

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Andrew Gimson on the Conservative Home website responds to David Ruffley standing down – apparently assaulting your partner is like eloping with her.

http://www.conservativehome.com/thetorydiary/2014/07/once-the-deans-letter-was-published-ruffleys-resignation-was-inevitable.html Andrew Gimson is indignant that David Ruffley has been forced to stand down at the next election. In a lengthy article, he expresses this indignation by, initially, comparing the events since March to an Anthony Trollope novel. Gimson is full of praise for Ruffley, of how his friends find him a tremendously enjoyable man 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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