Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse


Nigella Lawson: DV in the Public Eye

Regular readers of my blogs will be familiar with my opinions on the issue of Domestic Violence. New readers may want to familiarise themselves with these: On the nature of abuse which I perceive that the Fifty Shades trilogy promotes; Specifically addresses the public perception of domestic violence; And backing this up with statistics. I more »

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Saatchi, A Forgiving Man?

Charles Saatchi has once again stunned me with his manipulative turn of phrase and shocking self promotion. In an open letter to the Mail on Sunday he has announced that he’s divorcing Nigella because of her failure to support him in their Scottsgate aftermath. Because SHE has failed to support HIM after he publicly throttled more »

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Saatchi delivers the final slap in the face to Nigella Lawson.

Charles Saatchi neglected all class today by taking over the spectacularly ill-informed and wantonly patriarchal Daily Mail in order to deliver a classic piece of minimisation and denial of his appalling treatment of his wife Nigella Lawson. He announced his decision to divorce Nigella in a statement to The Daily Mail. This appallingly crass behaviour more »

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Saatchi – it isn’t working

For a man who has successfully marketed the unpalatable, Saatchi’s recent PR seems like a public relations disaster. Most people were shocked by Saatchi’s public coup de grace (coup de crass might be more apt) delivered by via the Mail on Sunday.  However, are we really to believe his narrative?  Unlike The Marr Show’s paper more »

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Apparently, Charles Saatchi is just a “bore”: The DM’s response to Saatchi’s Violence

The Daily Mail is back with yet another piece of vile victim blaming. This time they are outright saying that Nigella Lawson was not a victim of intimate partner violence at the hand of her husband Charles Saatchi. According to the DM, Saatchi is not an abuser. Just a bore. Because strangling your partner is more »

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