Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

“non-consensual sex”

Campus rape and victim blaming

Currently in the United States, 55 colleges are under federal investigation for their mishandling of sexual assault cases. One of these institutions, the University of Virginia (UVA), was the subject of a recent report in Rolling Stone magazine, recounting the brutal gang-rape of a woman in a fraternity house, and her inability to get her more »

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The power of words

I’m a writer. I know this. Short words shock. They grab attention. If your house was on fire would you shout ….”A combustible material has been ignited in my near vicinity and appears to be out of control” or would you just shout… “FIRE!!!!” at the top of your lungs, before they filled with smoke more »

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Rape should be re-named “non consensual sex”

The Independent Newspaper has an article today (by a man) saying that if the “overly emotive” terms rape and rapist are dropped from court cases and changed to “non consensual sex” we’d have lots more convictions because of the lack of stigma – or something. My initial reaction is to want to ask the ‘journalist’ more »

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