Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

Misogyny

“Why a gendered approach to supporting women experiencing homelessness is essential”

Homelessness, like domestic and sexualised violence and abuse, is a deeply gendered phenomenon requiring specialist provision from services who understand and support an intersectional approach to ending homelessness, as the article below demonstrates: Women with children in refuge accommodation, living in homeless shelters, sofa-surfing, exchanging sex for a bed or sleeping rough on the streets. more »

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.@perthnow suggests child rape is the same as a ‘sexual relationship’

  This article on the sentencing of a father for child rape is a catalogue of minimisation and excuses for child rape. It is literally a guide for defence attorneys and child rapists. This article is one of the most egregious examples of media erasure of male violence. We’re stunned that they used the term ‘sexual relationship’ more »

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The Naming of Elena Ferrante

The identity of Elena Ferrante is a secret well-guarded by her publisher. At the request of Ferrante. Ferrante has made it clear on multiple occasions that she does not want her art confused with her real life. This may not seem something that our campaign would necessarily concern ourselves with but there are multiple reasons more »

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Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, Mary Jane Kelly

Mary Ann Nichols was murdered on 31 August. Annie Chapman was killed on 8 September. Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes were murdered 30 September. Mary Jane Kelly was killed on 9 November.* There is some suggestion that a sixth woman, Martha Tabram, was also a victim of the same perpetrator. If this is true, Tabram more »

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Media spotting patterns when it suits them

Newspapers are notoriously bad at spotting patterns. Perhaps you can do better. On Tuesday, courtesy of the Daily Mail’s Manila correspondent, we were treated to a piece of the most appalling racist polemic. Yesterday, the same paper dished up out and out silence on the roots of VIP child abuse. Compare, contrast – and weep! more »

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Father kills daughter as she has migraines.

Randy Janzen made the choice to kill his 19 year old daughter Emily, her mother Laurel and his sister Shelly. He then killed himself during a standoff with police who were alerted to his post on Facebook claiming responsibility. His statement claims that he did this to ‘spare’ Emily the pain caused by constant migraines, more »

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Katie Hopkins makes rape threat.

This is Katie Hopkins’ response to Laurie Penny having the unmitigated gall to express an opinion on Twitter.:   This is very clearly a rape threat. It is not just a threat directed at Laurie Penny – but at every single woman who has opinions. It is the language of misogyny created to silence women more »

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Race and misogyny in music

Listening to the radio in our family car has become a dangerous sport. A game of dexterity, speed and skill. As a black feminist mother, I try to limit the exposure of my young children to the overt & explicit misogyny rife in many music genres today. Spotting these kinds of lyrics amongst the cacophony 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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Complaint to the Metro about their reporting of the Rurik Jutting murders

I today sent the below complaint to the Metro, because I am sick of this type of irresponsible, misogynistic and lazy reporting. “I was absolutely appalled to read how the Metro had chosen to report on the double murder of two women in Hong Kong in this morning’s London edition. On both the front page more »

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