Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

online harassment

Transforming a Victim Blaming Culture

Media discussions of male violence against women focus on the actions of the victim rather than the perpetrator. How can we challenge this narrative using survivor’s testimony without putting them at risk of online harassment?   “If I was Ched Evans i would find that whore and actually rape her this time!!” This is one more »

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John Nimmo is not a ‘troll’: Defining male violence online

John Nimmo has been charged with sending “a message causing anxiety or distress” at the South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court. The charges stem from multiple emails sent to Luciana Berger, the Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree. One email allegedly included this statement: “she is going to get it like Jo Cox did”. Nimmo has been remanded more »

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An Unbelievable Story of Rape by @MarshallProj

An unbelievable story of rape is an examination of the reality of “false rape allegations” in the US context. This is what “false allegations” look like: a litany of police failures leading to a n 18 year old victim, who spent her life in the foster care system, being labeled a liar and charged with filing a more »

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#PeepleApp puts actual people at risk of harassment, abuse, stalking and violence.

We woke up this morning to a Twitter feed full of women raising serious concerns about a new app called Peeple, which gives you the opportunity to rate people from 1-5 and write reviews. If this weren’t concerning enough when considering cyberbullying, users can upload profiles for other people using their mobile number. The owner more »

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Consensual v Non-consensual Porn

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/video/2015/jan/21/naked-pictures-this-is-what-i-did-revenge-porn-emma-holten-video Thought this to be an interesting article on how one woman, Emma Holten, decided to reclaim control from those who would attempt to erode her self-worth both as a woman and as a human being. Not sure of her methods, and maybe this is playing right into the hands of those (men) who suggest more »

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Rape Culture in Action: A Response to a Comment

Normally, we simply hit the spam button when we receive similar comments to the one below. This one, however, manages to insert a number of rape myths into 3 short sentences. We have redacted the name of the woman from the post. We know it will be easy to guess who the post refers to more »

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