Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

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Louis Theroux’s new Jimmy Savile documentary is a horrible misstep by @ProfKarenBoyle

The original BBC documentary by Louis Theroux in 2000 about Jimmy Savile, the former British TV star thought to have sexually abused at least 500 women and children, was uncomfortable viewing even before his crimes were common knowledge.  … Theroux revisits the moment in his new documentary, Louis Theroux: Savile. It is a statement of Savile’s power that helps more »

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Home Office blames girls for their sexual exploitation in new guidelines.

We’ve been reading the new Home Office guidance Injunctions to Prevent Gang-Related Violence and Gang-Related Drug Dealing. Some of it comes under the ‘stating the obvious’ rubric, particularly in relation to ensure that injunctions do not put people at further risk and protecting anonymity of witnesses and even those being served with the injunction when applicable. At more »

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Magaluf Girl: Consent and Sexuality

Before starting, I think I should be transparent and say that I have my own issues with nightclubs and consent, you can read more here. Unless you live in one of those wonderful bubbles in which the popular “news” of the day passes you by, you will have probably seen the stories today circulating around more »

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A poor understanding of the dynamics of sexual exploitation

Media coverage of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) cases, has been widespread in the past couple of years which has been a key aspect in raising the profile of the sexual exploitation of children, but this reporting has not been without it’s problems. Notably, there has been a focus on CSE by groups of Asian, predominantly more »

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