Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse


*Press Release* The Campaign Asking David Ruffley to Resign from Parliament

We are continuing in our campaign, started by Rev. Frances Ward and the Fawcett Society of Bury St. Edmunds, asking David Ruffley to resign from parliament following his caution for common assault against a former partner in March of this year. Standing down from election next year is simply not sufficient. Domestic violence is a serious more »

Local man defends David Ruffley MP – with more victim blaming

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023rgg6 On the Jeremy Vine show, Mr Bernard Sergeant, local resident and Conservative party member , defended his MP David Ruffley with the following words: All this happened behind closed doors. This wasn’t a “thing” that just “happened”. David Ruffley assaulted his ex-partner. He did this “thing”. People do many things behind closed doors, including more »

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*Petition* David Ruffley must resign as MP following his caution for domestic violence

David Ruffley, MP, admitted this week that he has been given a police caution for common assault on a former partner, yet he continues to serve as an MP. Ruffley has made a formal statement, through his lawyers, concluding with the final sentence: “I wish to stress that I would never condone domestic violence under more »