Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

Oliver Wright

Wright is Wrong with his Doublespeak: rape is rape

Rape, Wright describes as ‘unpleasant.’ The OED defines ‘unpleasant’ thus: adjective Causing discomfort, unhappiness, or revulsion; disagreeable: an unpleasant smell the symptoms are extremely unpleasant I hereby challenge Wright to tell a survivor that what happened to her was ‘unpleasant’. The legal definition of rape under Section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is […]

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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’ […]

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