Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

January, 2017

Man arrested for racially-aggravated sexual assault. BBC headline gets confused with a carry-on film.

Due to the limited number of characters allowed by the BBC informal complaints, we have sent the following about the conviction of city lawyer Alistair Main:   Alistair Main has been convicted of one count of racially-aggravated assault and one of sexual assault. You minimise his criminal act of racialised sexual violence in your headline more »

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Lulu

Looking for advice.. A month ago I was raped by a “friend” of mine and my husbands. I will try to keep this short and to the point. I went out for a girls night with my friends, I hadn’t drank in months and ended up completly obliterated after a couple hours. My closest friend more »

Ms – a personal experience of victim blaming an 11 year old girl by defence QC

We were contacted by witness protection and the CPS to let us know that the abuser was appealing in the royal courts of justice against his conviction and sentence, we were told that at the leave to appeal hearing his legal team would have the opportunity to present new evidence or evidence where incorrect procedure more »

Grey

Hi thank you for this, I’m struggling Amit at the moment about what happened to me but it’s made me realise that I’m not alone, that disclosure to the police this summer was the best thing that happened, and that although I can’t go through with it yet, I must stay strong, and soon rather more »

escaping

Thankyou for posting these experiences. I am still coming to terms with some of the things that I have been through. I noticed changes in him long before I finally got the courage to walk away, he tried everything to have control over my life contacted my boss and attempted to ruin my career and more »

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