Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse


The BBC and reporting male violence…Again

I seem to be on a mission with the BBC and their reporting at the moment. As with this article, some might call it inevitable. The problem I have with the article is part of a wider pattern of BBC reporting on male violence against women. Peter Foster murdered his partner. He killed a woman more »

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Stuck in The Middle With You? Not so much.

Victoria Coren appeals to us today to stand with her in her piece for the Observer. She is just like anyone who reads the Observer apparently. She suggests that we, like her, are probably stuck in a moral quandary over Woody Allen’s latest letter and Dylan Farrow’s recent letter accusing him of abuse. Here goes. more »

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Britain’s Youngest Mum was 11 years old [content note for child rape]

Tressa Middleton was only 11 years old the first time she became pregnant. When first reported, in 2006, the media repeatedly made statements about the father being a “neighbourhood boy”. The focus was on the girl; not the boy and not the circumstances in which an 11 year old child could find themselves pregnant. There was more »

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Filicide: An example of why our campaign is necessary

We have been sent a post recently which discusses the issue of men who murder their children, the act of filicide. It was sent into us in response to the news that Julian Stevenson had taken his own life, prior to his trial in France for the murder of both of his children. As an more »

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#ManWeek: My first Love – How fathers will prevent domestic homicides.[1]

At Ending Victimisation and Blame, we support all campaigns that seek to end the epidemic of violence against women and children [2]. We believe that the answer to this epidemic lies in both the education of men to prevent abuse and the non-judgemental support of women and children through the NHS, social services, police services, more »

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Feminist Times – a response to Taboo Corner.

Today, with much anticipation, a new feminist Magazine was launched. Feminist Times – Life, not Lifestyle.  I was expecting a mix of news, interesting women, issues that aren’t reported in mainstream media and generally something that would fill the gap since the demise of Spare Rib. Incidentally, the founders of Spare Rib had not wanted more »

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What has happened to a victim centred approach in cases of domestic abuse in the English criminal justice system?

A domestic violence review comes after a number of high profile cases where protection for victims fell below expected standards. Why has it taken Home Secretary, Theresa May so long to commission Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) to carry out an inspection into how police forces are responding to domestic violence? Domestic violence is not a more »

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Authority, Obedience and Teen/teacher “relationships”

Ok, so recently there’s been a few stories of teachers sleeping with teenage pupils. Many people have been (rightly, in my opinion) outraged by the teachers’ behaviour. However @paintsnature wrote an article in the Washington Post about how she believes that automatically criminalising these relationships is a bad idea. In the piece she argues that more »

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What do you have to do to break the Editors’ Code of Practice?

This was sent to us via email, by @zoesqwilliams.  It is the Press Complaints Commision response to the Daily Mail coverage of the Michael Philpott case. ************************** I write further to our recent correspondence regarding your complaint against the Daily Mail. As you will be aware, the Commission received a number of complaints under Clause more »

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