Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

Sexual Assault

“There are no ‘blurred lines’ or grey areas.”: or why attending a White Ribbon March doesn’t make you a good guy.

We’ve had some interesting comments submitted to the site recently which we’ve chosen to publish anonymously as posts to make it clear what rape culture entails. Frequently these comments are written by men who claim to be “sympathetic” to our cause but then go on to demonstrate that they just don’t get what we do […]

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Once again, the BBC ignores journalistic guidlines on responsible reporting

TW: Sexual assault including full details. Once again, the BBC ignores guidelines on the responsible reporting of VAWG in favour of a titillating headline. Andrew Smart admits stripping drunk woman in Glasgow pub What this headline should read is Andrew Smart admits a charge of sexual assault but why report responsibly when you can get […]

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What if she were your mother? Your daughter?

We see this comment a lot in reference to the victim blaming of victims of sexual and domestic violence and abuse: What if she were your daughter? Your mother? Your sister? Your aunt? We understand the desire to make the reality of victim blaming clear to those perpetuating damaging myths about sexual and domestic violence […]

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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 […]

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Top Writing Tips on How to Screw Women Over

David Griffin, aka Dave Lee Travis has been convicted of sexual assault. Another man, another offence against women; same shit, different day. Yet still, after millennia of male-on-female violence, there are those who believe it just can’t be that simple. These people are imbued with insight, experience and common sense that many of us don’t […]

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Overt victim blaming on The Alan Titchmarsh Show

On Wednesday afternoon, when I got back from work I sat at my PC and watched the Alan Titchmarsh Show. I can’t say it’s something I’m proud of, but I was keen to see it as I knew Laura Bates of Everyday sexism was on the programme discussing whether or not sexism still exists. I […]

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Yesterday at the Old Bailey Archie Reed of West Kensington was cleared of raping a fellow student.

Trials have outcomes. Juries make decisions. Judges oversee that process. This is British justice. Or is it? Because it is not good justice if some of the comments made during and after that trial do a deep damage to victims of the past, present and really importantly, of the future. When those comments are made […]

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Reports on ‘Leaked Nude Photos‘ — Just Another Form of Victim-Blaming

(Originally published at Crates & Ribbons) As most of you will have heard by now, an anonymous hacker has stolen the private images of a large number of female celebrities, and posted them on 4chan, an imageboard website notorious for being a cesspit of misogyny. Here are a selection of headlines I’ve seen today: The […]

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