Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

“why doesn’t she just leave”

“Why doesn’t she just leave him?”: The result of false narratives on women’s lives.

Today I have had the misfortune of reading Maureen Messent’s comment piece for the Birmingham Mail entitled ‘Our ‘holy cows’ are own worst enemies’ (http://www.donotlink.com/f0Z) which is heavy on the victim blaming bile and ignorant, pro-police opinion but lacks absolutely any facts, figures or even anecdotes. Even Richard Littlejohn has the imagination to use ridiculous more »

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Joe Hildebrand’s victim blaming made me furious

Before I start, I want to warn you. As I write this I am triggered. I am angry, I am shaking, I feel sick and I want to cry and hide. So there will be raw emotion, there will be swearing and it’s quite possible that this post will in turn have content that upsets more »

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