Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

media representation

The faceless woman

I want to raise the issue of the visual imagery that newspapers and websites use for articles about rape. I have just read this article on the Telegraph website: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11729476/Sex-Why-I-was-celibate-for-5-years.html?placement=CB1 It isn’t specifically about rape, but it does refer to the fact that the female subject, and author of the article, is a rape survivor. more »

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Daily Mail: Still classing women as possessions of men.

We have written previously on the deeply misogynistic coverage of the death of Helen Nicoll. This front page of the Daily Mail is the final piece of evidence for our statement: Press make it clear women remain possessions of men – even in death. There is simply no excuse for this type of media coverage: more »