Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

physical abuse

A response to Mary-Lou Stephens and her Huffpost article, “The One Big, Not-So-Secret Secret of a Happy Relationship

A response to Mary-Lou Stephens and her Huffpost article, “The One Big, Not-So-Secret Secret of a Happy Relationship” This article deals with the concept of taking responsibility for your behaviour (or, as the author puts it, your “crap”) in your relationship with your significant other. I read it yesterday, with a sense of discomfort building more »

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Violent man attacks wife. Media blame her breasts.

We’ve seen some really quite creative expressions of victim blaming during our campaign. Blaming a woman’s breast for her assault would definitely make our Top Ten list, if we ever made one. Graham Temple has been sentenced to 13 months in jail for physically assaulting his partner May Thomson. During the three years of their more »

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