Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

Roman Polanski

I despair of the BBC News website – reporting on Polanski (content note)

Severe CN: Child rape in explicit detail The BBC website reports on the Polish extradition hearing for Roman Polanski in the article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31618390 In the very first paragraph, the BBC declares that the USA is seeking to extradite Polanski on charges of sex with a 13-year-old girl. No, BBC. An adult does not have sex […]

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Poor Gary Glitter was in a “bad place”

Gary Glitter breaks down in tears over child abuse images This is the BBC’s write-up of Glitter’s trial: Gary Glitter broke down in tears as he explained to jurors why he had been in possession of child abuse images. Sobbing uncontrollably, the 70-year-old said he had been in a bad place in his life, and […]

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