Everyday Victim Blaming

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Edinburgh Evening News: When a Perpetrators’ Career is more important than Sexual Assault

Sebastian Trotter was pled guilty to sexual assault and was placed on the sex register for six months, given a six-month offender’s supervision order, and ordered to pay the victim £500. The Edinburgh Evening News used this headline: “Newly-wed accountant’s career in ruins after sex attack”. Following complaints on twitter, the article heading was switched to more »

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Valid excuses for fatal male violence: love

Jay Nava, a soldier, was being investigated by the police for sexual assault. Natasha Wake had not known about the allegation (for which Nava was not charged) prior to the evening of her murder. The Telegraph coverage implies that the “bitter and acrimonious” argument that evening resulted in murder – as though being angry at more »

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We’re proud to be involved with the @WritetoEndVAW awards!

Our campaign seeks to end victim blaming in media representations of domestic and sexual violence. Every day see excruciatingly inappropriate, inaccurate and misleading media coverage of violence against women and girls. We see women and children blamed for being victims of male violence and excuses made for men who kill. We focus so much on more »

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