Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse


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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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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Justin Bieber and the small issue of stalking and harassment

Justin Bieber recently made the decision to repost the selfie of a young woman with the caption “Omg who is this!!”. Needless to say, his 50 million followers found her. Think Progress has written a very good article on this incident that we highly recommend:   The girl is a private citizen. But thanks to Bieber, more »

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#PeepleApp puts actual people at risk of harassment, abuse, stalking and violence.

We woke up this morning to a Twitter feed full of women raising serious concerns about a new app called Peeple, which gives you the opportunity to rate people from 1-5 and write reviews. If this weren’t concerning enough when considering cyberbullying, users can upload profiles for other people using their mobile number. The owner more »

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We’ve reported @ fucktyler for inciting harassment and threats of violence.

The feminist campaign Collective Shout have been campaigning to have the Australian government deny a visa to rapper Tyler, The Creator whose misogynistic lyrics advocate rape and the abuse of women. Yesterday, Tyler tweeted out this message: Since then Coralie Alison, director of Collective Shout, has received a barrage of abusive, threatening tweets which constitute more »

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Mark Zuckerberg: Supporting male violence through the “legal name” policy

It takes a certain sort of low to co-opt violence against women as means to increase an already pretty immense personal fortune.  Step forward Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, and immoveable defender of Facebook’s “real names” policy. As issue, this may not have crossed your radar. However, it has been steadily gaining momentum since early 2014, more »

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Katie Hopkins makes rape threat.

This is Katie Hopkins’ response to Laurie Penny having the unmitigated gall to express an opinion on Twitter.:   This is very clearly a rape threat. It is not just a threat directed at Laurie Penny – but at every single woman who has opinions. It is the language of misogyny created to silence women more »

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Race and misogyny in music

Listening to the radio in our family car has become a dangerous sport. A game of dexterity, speed and skill. As a black feminist mother, I try to limit the exposure of my young children to the overt & explicit misogyny rife in many music genres today. Spotting these kinds of lyrics amongst the cacophony more »

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