Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

paedophilia

Hypocrisy of media in dealing with child sexual abuse

This image speaks for itself:   Note: Why we do not use the term paedophile … It has become clear that the term ‘paedophile’ is now most commonly used to collectively describe child sexual abusers. It seems to refer to a type of abuser – usually one who is abusing children outside of the familial more »

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Daily Mirror headline: Misleading and Offensive

Today I read in the Daily Mirror a report about a postman found guilty who sexually abusing a baby and filming it. The Mirror headline said “Sick Pedeophle Postman filmed himself abusing babies”. This article is wrong he made a choice to commit the crime he did. This man was an ordinary man like any more »

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A 3 year old child is responsible for her own rape. (content note)

Orange County Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly reduced the sentence of Kevin Jonas Rojano, who was found guilty of sodomising a 3 year old child by 15 years. The minimum sentence for this crime in the state of California is 25 years to life. These statements were made by the judge during sentencing:  “However, in more »

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Looking at images of “child porn” is child sexual abuse

We have had a number of troubling comments submitted to our site following the publication of a letter of complaint to Channel 4 about their documentary “The Paedophile Next Door”. These comments follow the same pattern and all seek to minimise the crime of viewing images of children being sexually abused, raped and tortured. They more »

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Viewing images of child sexual abuse is child sexual abuse.

We were horrified by the comments of Simon Bailey, Chief Constable of Norfolk police & the Association of Chief Police Officers’ lead on child protection and abuse investigations in the Guardian this morning suggesting that men who look at images of children being sexually abused, raped and tortured were “not all were an immediate threat”. more »

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