Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

rape culture in colleges and universities

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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The sentencing of Brock Turner is rape culture, but there is another issue at stake.

Brock Turner was “convicted of 3 felonies, including assault with intent to rape”. Despite the tariff for these felonies being a maximum of 14 years, Brock was only sentenced to 6 months in county jail and will be on the sexual offenders list for life. The judge Aaron Persky “said said positive character references and lack more »

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Campus rape and victim blaming

Currently in the United States, 55 colleges are under federal investigation for their mishandling of sexual assault cases. One of these institutions, the University of Virginia (UVA), was the subject of a recent report in Rolling Stone magazine, recounting the brutal gang-rape of a woman in a fraternity house, and her inability to get her more »

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