Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

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Ongoing victim blaming (content note)

Hello everyone. My story starts with father’s blame. He still sees it as, my fault that I pushed him to hit me. Though when he tried to suffocate me with a cloth stringed bag. I was upstairs without him. Minding my own business. My mother asked me what did i do ?. An outsider asked, more »

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Transforming a Victim Blaming Culture

Media discussions of male violence against women focus on the actions of the victim rather than the perpetrator. How can we challenge this narrative using survivor’s testimony without putting them at risk of online harassment?   “If I was Ched Evans i would find that whore and actually rape her this time!!” This is one more »

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I’m sick of living in a culture that tolerates violence against women by Joan Smith

It’s always there, isn’t it? Most of us don’t like it, but what can we actually do about gender-based violence? Sure, the figures are terrible – violent crimes against women in England and Wales reached record levels last year – but they’ve been going up for ages. Rape and domestic violence are the new poor, more »

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Rape Culture Is Surveillance Culture by @Scaachi

…. Often, people seem to describe rape as an unfortunate accident, two drunk bodies colliding: It’s more about miscommunication than intentionally ignoring a lack of consent, or actively seeking a body and mind that can’t say no. Rape culture doesn’t flourish by error. It’s a methodical operation so ingrained in our public consciousness, we don’t more »

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In the News (5.9.16)

Brock Turner to be released from jail after serving half of six-month sentence in Stanford sexual assault case by Matt Hamilton Former Stanford University student Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman and sentenced to six months in jail — a penalty criticized for its leniency — is scheduled to be released from jail Friday, more »

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John Nimmo is not a ‘troll’: Defining male violence online

John Nimmo has been charged with sending “a message causing anxiety or distress” at the South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court. The charges stem from multiple emails sent to Luciana Berger, the Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree. One email allegedly included this statement: “she is going to get it like Jo Cox did”. Nimmo has been remanded more »

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