Everyday Victim Blaming

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Police “Safety” Campaigns: Institutionalised Victim Blaming

We’ve written on numerous occasions about the victim blaming and rape myths peddled by police, particularly in the run up to the festive season.  As we’ve said many times, the only people who can stop rape are rapists and effective anti-rape campaigns MUST be targeted at perpetrators, not victims. This poster is from Northern Ireland and […]

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Devon & Cornwall Police’s brilliant anti-rape campaign:

We spend so much time critiquing safety campaigns from police that blame women for being raped. They focus entirely on the victim and never mention the perpetrator. We’re really happy to this campaign from the Devon & Cornwall police making it clear that sex without consent is rape.We hope they allow other police forces to […]

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‘No Regrets’ Rape and Sexual Assualt awareness campaign

TW: Rape and Sexual Assault ‘No regrets’ Victim blaming campaign by Nottingham police In West Bridgford Police station today I stumbled across this glaring piece of victim blaming: I’d like to point out that this campaign was launched in 2009 and since then Nottinghamshire police have progressed since then. I’d like to, but I can’t. […]

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