Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

Rotherham

Rape victims have a right to be believed by the police by @polblonde

For many years, women and girls who told the police they had been raped faced an uncertain outcome. In Rotherham and other English towns, underage girls were not believed when they said they had been targeted by gangs, and the abuse continued for years. In London, serious flaws in the handling of allegations led to cases more »

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We support Ann Coffey’s amendments to remove the term ‘child prostitute’ from legislation

We are very pleased to see Ann Coffey, MP for Stockport, tabling amendements to the Serious Crime Bill which would see the term ‘child prostitute’ removed from legislation. We have been campaigning to see the removal of the term from language for several years now. The term ‘child prostitute’ suggests consent – that the child made an more »

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The Daily Mirror Continues to Report Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham Inappropriately

The cover of a recent edition of The Mirror: Girl, 13, told ‘your rape complaint will spoil the police doctor’s Sunday lunch’ The teenager was allegedly attacked in scandal-hit Rotherham and told her mother when she was drunk Firstly, Rotherham is not “scandal-hit”. This implies the city of Rotherham has been out committing petty theft more »

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The Rotherham report- an alternative view response.

It is with a heavy heart that I read the recently published article The Rotherham inquiry- An alternative view Honestly, after seeing the responses the article received from readers on social media I was expecting it to be an unpleasant article, what I wasn’t expecting was it to read like an all out victim blaming more »

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Barnardos is accused of blaming a victim for their sexual abuse

This is a major headline today with a number of media outlets covering the story. We are not surprised to learn that an employee of the children’s charity Barnardos wrote a letter in 1993 to survivor of child sexual exploitation, abuse and rape hold them responsible for the abuse. Victim blaming culture is endemic – more »

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Shaun Wright – When will he face what he did?

In The Times today a report by Andrew Norfolk and and Billy Kember states that Shaun Wright knew for years that local girls were being “groomed and ruthlessly abused by men” in Rotherham.The majority of the people who have looked at this case since the Alexis Jay report have shaken their heads sadly at the more »

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