Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

Patriarchy

In the news – on Donald Trump and Nocturnal Animals

Welcome to a new era of  politically sanctioned patriarchy | Mona Eltahawy … The first foreign leader to call and congratulate Trump upon his election victory in November was the Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi. Of course! I could not imagine two world leaders whose public record of misogyny better capture the politically sanctioned patriarchy more »

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In the News – the global context of violence against women and girls

‘Impunity has consequences’: the women lost to Mexico’s drug war by Nina Lakhani in Jalapa Lizbeth Amores dropped off her son at her mother’s house before heading to a house party with her friend Verenice Guevara. They were last seen at a bar popular with local gangsters. The following night, María de Jesús Marthen was more »

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What if she were your mother? Your daughter?

We see this comment a lot in reference to the victim blaming of victims of sexual and domestic violence and abuse: What if she were your daughter? Your mother? Your sister? Your aunt? We understand the desire to make the reality of victim blaming clear to those perpetuating damaging myths about sexual and domestic violence more »

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Upholding patriarchy? Why only some women?

Bbc Woman’s Hour have run a series on sex work this week. They hosted the arguments on Monday & Tuesday and you can listen here. I’m not sure where I stand on the criminalisation of the purchase of sex. I’m very conflicted, because I know women who say they choose to sell sexual services, and more »

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