Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

Rolf Harris

Ted Heath, Jonathan King and the role of The Spectators…

An Exercise in Comprehension, for Subjects Lacking in Empathy, but Over-Equipped with Entitlement. August 2015. Please read the following before forming any opinion, sharing on Twitter, or other social media sites. You may now turn over your paper. Case Study A There are allegations against a series of people and those allegations are that they more »

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Sue Cook, Formerly of Crimewatch, says old, rich, famous men shouldn’t be accountable for child sexual abuse

Sue Cook, whose most recent claim to fame was as a member of Rolf Harris’ defence team, has said Operation Yewtree is presenting ” crimes committed 30 years ago … in the wrong context.” Apparently, old, rich, white famous men shouldn’t be held accountable for serial sexual abuse and rape because we don’t have the more »

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What are we waiting for?

Whenever a male celebrity is in the media because the CJS are pursuing allegations of his abuse and violence against women and children,  I momentarily stop. And wait. I am not sure what I am waiting for, I don’t dare to believe that those accused of male violence be will be found guilty in a more »

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A Complaint to the BBC on coverage of the trials of Rolf Harris & Stuart Hall

(This was submitted via their online complaints site which has a limited number of characters) You have listed articles on the trials for child sexual violence of Rolf Harris, Stuart Hall and Freddie Starr under the heading of “entertainment”. These are not articles about entertainment. They are about 3 adult men charged with (or pending more »

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A week in journalism is a long time: the reporting of the trial and verdict of Max Clifford

As another high profile trial commences, with jury selection today (Tuesday 6th May 2014) for 12 charges of indecent assault allegedly committed by Rolf Harris, I would hope for better reporting than we have seen of the Max Clifford trial. This piece by Martin Robbins from the New Statesman on Saturday 3rd May, is without more »

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