Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

Racism

Theo and the distinctly sexual flavour of French racism by @KGuilaine

Content warning: contains detailed descriptions of sexual abuse On 2 February, a 22-year-old black French man named Theo was allegedly violently raped with a police truncheon, gang assaulted and racially abused by four French police officers in the Parisian suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois. So severe were the anal injuries sustained by Theo that he needed major more »

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I fought racism and misogyny to become an MP. The fight is getting harder by Diane Abbott

 In 30 years I’ve never complained about abuse. I’m speaking out now because I fear the politics of personal destruction is silencing minorities  MPs Bernie Grant and Diane Abbott at the 1988 Labour party conference in Blackpool. Photograph: PA/PA Archive/PA Images The Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison once said, “If there is a book you want to more »

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In the News (5.12) – rape culture and racialised misogyny

A long road: domestic violence law in China by Yuan Feng at openDemocracy … Now we face the challenge of making the law work to prevent violence, ensure duty bearers respond and hold perpetrators to account, at the same time as supporting survivors.  The law permits police to issue a warning, provided the violence reaches a more »

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We support Hillary Clinton

Our organisation has a consistent policy of not publicly supporting any specific political party. No political party has created a policy document that actively recognises the humanity of all residents prioritising . The current conservative (and previous coalition) government have a well documented history of policies which are inherently misogynistic, racist, disablist and classist. They have more »

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In the News: Donald Trump, Male Violence, and Misogyny

Despite a clear history of misogyny, racism, classism, homophobia and being the poster boy for toxic hyper-masculinity and male entitlement in a rape culture, a large segment of people seem somewhat shocked by the release of a video from 2005 in which Donald Trump brags about committing sexualised violence. Even more people seem shocked that more »

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In the news (8.8)

When Is Twitter Going to Crack Down on White People Calling Black People by @ClaireShrugged ‘N*gg*r’? “N*gg*r.” That is what he called me. He did not question my ideas. He did not challenge the subject of my tweets. He simply looked at the color of my skin and decided that I had no right to more »

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Donald Trump’s Rape Metaphor Says More About Him Than About Rape by @schemaly

Last night, just days after appearing before what seemed to be an actual heap of heap of trash, Donald Trump compared the effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on America to rape. The TPP, he explained, is “…pushed by special interests who want to rape our country, just a continuing rape of our country — that’s what it more »

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The murder of Jo Cox

Jo Cox, the Laboour MP for Batley and Spen, is the 57th woman to be murdered in the UK in 2016 by a male perpetrator. Whilst the police have yet to confirm the name of the perpetrator, named as Thomas Mair by the media, or eyewitness accounts of Mair shouting ‘Britain First’, what we do know is more »

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In the News

New Imkaan report “Capital Losses: The state of the BME ending violence against women and girls sector in London” On May 5th, 2016, Londoners will elect a new Mayor. As candidates enter the last few days of campaigning, we want to draw their attention to the issue of violence against BME women and girls, and more »

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UN: “Sex with children is prohibited”

We’d like to say we’re shocked by this poster at a UN compound in South Sudan, but we’re not. It is no different to many other poster campaigns created by police forces across the globe: minimisation of language and failure to name the problem. Perpetrators. Perpetrators of sexual abuse, rape and murder in war zones more »

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