Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

Parenting

Barriers to Reporting Rape.

Unfortunately my 15 year old daughter has experienced the ‘Barriers to Reporting’ and all I can say is thank god for the charity Rape Crisis! Getting help for my daughter to help cope after she was raped was an unnecessary fight – due to her age there was no domestic violence support available even though more »

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Trauma & Recovery: Miscarriage, Rape & Domestic Violence (Content Note)

This is my post about losing my baby at 8 weeks. My life had been overshadowed by violence from my now ex-husband from the age of 18. I need to say goodbye to my lost child. This post could be triggering for those who have lived through domestic violence, rape or miscarriage. Twelve years ago more »

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The BBC and reporting male violence…Again

I seem to be on a mission with the BBC and their reporting at the moment. As with this article, some might call it inevitable. The problem I have with the article is part of a wider pattern of BBC reporting on male violence against women. Peter Foster murdered his partner. He killed a woman more »

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Sexually abused by uncle (while in a relationship with my mom) and cousin.

I was in my first year in High school when I realized that I was being abused. Abuse started when I was in 3rd grade. My parents have a bad marriage. I didn’t know all that then. They let me live with my aunt. I saw my parents together for the first time in the more »

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Family Believes Abuser, Not Me (Content Note)

If you’d asked me during my childhood whether or not I’d experienced sexual assault, I would’ve give you a very firm no – and I would’ve believed it. When I was 19, I was raped, and it was my first experience with sexual intercourse. A guy I’d been hanging out with and fooling around with more »

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