Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

Revenge Porn

Dani Mathers and the reality of intimate images shared without consent

By now, everyone will have heard of the incident in which model Dani Mathers took an image of a naked woman in a gym without permission and posted it on her SnapChat with the caption “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either”. The media went with the headline ‘body shaming” when they first started covering the more »

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In the News 14.5-20.5

What makes revenge porn such a sinister crime by @EvaWiseman It is a year since revenge porn became a crime. Last week a father was arrested after posting pictures of women online (including one who was pregnant, and doctored photos of a 15-year-old girl), commenting underneath one that he would “pay £100 to rape her”. Despite Women’s more »

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What makes revenge porn such a sinister crime? by @EvaWiseman

It is a year since revenge porn became a crime. Last week a father was arrested after posting pictures of women online (including one who was pregnant, and doctored photos of a 15-year-old girl), commenting underneath one that he would “pay £100 to rape her”. Despite Women’s Aid’s research revealing that, for a third of women surveyed, threats more »

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Not ‘revenge porn’, but abuse: let’s call it image-based sexual abuse by ‏@McGlynnClare & @erikarackley

Over the last few years, we have become very familiar with the term ‘revenge porn’ to describe the growing phenomenon of vengeful ex-partners distributing private, sexual images without the consent of their former partners. In recognition of the humiliation, distress and real pain this practice causes, countries across the world, including England & Wales, have introduced more »

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Just another example – in Australia – relating to revenge porn & classic victim blaming

A link to this article on a so-called “revenge porn” inquiry in Australia was submitted to our site. We don’t use the term “revenge porn” as it implies that people who release intimate images videos without consent are entitled to ‘revenge’. The release of these images is sexualised violence. There is NOTHING that a victim more »

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Ministry of Justice: More worried about perpetrators of “Revenge Porn” than victims

Channel 4 recently aired a documentary on the criminal act of releasing intimate images without consent (revenge porn). During the broadcast, the Ministry of Justice helpfully tweeted out this poster:   We’re going out on a limb and assuming that the MOJ didn’t bother to consult with a single expert from the women’s sector since more »

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CEOP victim blame a child in video to end child sexual exploitation

CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) is part of the UK National Crime Agency. It’s mission statement involves the following works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from more »

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We urge a police investigation into Manchester United Players ‘Sex Tape’

We are very concerned about the story circulating in the media this morning concerning a number of Manchester United players. The Independent, among others, is reporting that several Manchester United players recorded an intimate sex act between another player and a woman without consent, and then shared the video with other teammates – again, without more »

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Jennifer Lawrence was a victim of sexual violence; not “revenge porn”

Jennifer Lawrence, in an interview with Vanity Fair, has made the following statement: “It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime,” ….. “It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting.” . An article in the Guardian includes the following quotes: “Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked more »

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#WakeUpCall campaign : Language Matters

The #WakeUpCall campaign was created by journalist and activist Jemima Khan as a way to raise money for UNICEF’s Syria Emergency Fund. The campaign started with Khan posting an image of herself having just woken up and then challenging other celebrities to take similar photos, post to twitter and donate to UNICEF.  As a campaign tactic, #WakeUpCall more »

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