Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

reproductive justice

Texas ‘rape insurance’ bill is about economic violence against women, by Dr. Eugene Gu

Just this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that prohibits health insurance companies from covering elective abortions of any kind. This includes insurance plans on the ObamaCare exchanges and even private employer-based plans. Proponents of House Bill 214 are hailing its passage as a victory for state taxpayers, who are no more »

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In the News – domestic violence bill (Scotland), child benefit #rapeclause & tampon tax

Survivors of domestic abuse have helped to frame much-needed bill by Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Scotland) …. Creation of this new offence will bring clarity for victims so they can see explicitly that what their partner or ex-partner has done to them is wrong and perpetrators will see what they are doing is more »

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In the News (5.9.16)

Brock Turner to be released from jail after serving half of six-month sentence in Stanford sexual assault case by Matt Hamilton Former Stanford University student Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman and sentenced to six months in jail — a penalty criticized for its leniency — is scheduled to be released from jail Friday, more »

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There’s no allegedly about this rape.

The tragic case of the 11 yr old girl from Paraguay, who was denied an abortion in spite of fears the pregnancy and labour may be a risk to her life, featured in the news recently due to the birth of her baby daughter. She was delivered by C-section and weighed 6lb 6oz. I have more »

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