Articles about 'abuse'

Shedding light in dark places

D H Kelly is moved and impressed by the way that The Keepers focuses on the survivors of violence and the mystery of a murder rather than the perpetrators of such violent crimes

D H Kelly // 3 November 2017

Categories: Television

Thoughts on #metoo

Thoughts on the #metoo campaign

Joanna Whitehead // 16 October 2017

Categories: Blog

Drama and intrigue at the expense of victims

In this second review of Undercover, Jane Fae is not impressed

Jane Fae // 28 May 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

We need to avoid disablism when we talk about abortion

On Blogging Against Disablism Day, D H Kelly argues that it's possible to support a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy without undermining the dignity of disabled people

D H Kelly // 1 May 2016

Categories: Blog

Real Men are dodging the reality of manhood

Kevin Queer on the Real Men movement, and why hugs and prayer bowls are not going to address problems of patriarchy and power

Kevin Queer // 23 June 2015

Categories: Features, Men

Sexual assault allegations and attention seeking

Since Vanessa Feltz spoke of Rolf Harris putting his hand up her dress during an interview, she has been subject to a torrent of abuse, including the idea that she is seeking attention. D H Kelly explores this common accusation towards victims of sexual assault

D H Kelly // 8 July 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Angel Haze

Sexuality and survival – Joanna Whitehead swoons over Angel Haze Content note: ‘Cleaning Out my Closet’ (linked to in the first mention of the song) contains a descriptive account of...

Holly Combe // 11 May 2014

Categories: Blog

I’m loving Angel instead

Sexuality and survival - Joanna Whitehead swoons over Angel Haze

Joanna Whitehead //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Coping with Christmas: a survival guide for when festivities are tough

Christmas is supposed to be joyful, but for many people it is a time full of triggers, loneliness and bad memories. Philippa offers advice and further information for those dreading the seasonal festivities.

Philippa Willitts // 16 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Stop revenge porn

Ellie Hutchinson on a new Scottish campaign to tackle revenge porn - a form of domestic abuse - and the victim blaming that goes with it

Guest Blogger // 5 August 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: 90210

With its fifth and final series currently showing on E4 in the UK, the US fictional teen drama 90210 has tackled some familiar issues affecting young people. Robyn Harris goes...

Holly Combe // 1 August 2013

Categories: Blog

9021-oh: The harsh truth about victim-blaming in US schools?

With its fifth and final series currently showing on E4 in the UK, the US fictional teen drama 90210 has tackled some familiar issues affecting young people. Robyn Harris goes back to series' two and three to examine two storylines where female characters experience abuse and is disappointed to find the show ultimately doing very little to help dispel victim blaming

Robyn Harris //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Broadchurch

Beth Startin reflects on the ITV drama Broadchurch and finds an important message on abuse that subtly thwarts the conventional assumption that women whose partners have committed terrible crimes should...

Holly Combe // 29 July 2013

Categories: Blog

A slug in her house

Beth Startin reflects on the ITV drama Broadchurch and finds an important message on abuse that subtly thwarts the conventional assumption that women whose partners have committed terrible crimes should have known what was going on

Beth Startin //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: The menace of Karl Munro (Coronation Street)

Coronation Street character Stella has taken back her deceitful partner Karl after being rescued by him from a fire that, unknown to her, he actually started. Gemma Elliott, of the...

Holly Combe // 9 July 2013

Categories: Blog

The menace of Karl Munro

Coronation Street character Stella has taken back her deceitful partner Karl after being rescued by him from a fire that, unknown to her, he actually started. Gemma Elliott, of the Tumblr blog Feminist Coronation Street, considers Karl's new hero status and the power it has given him over Stella

Gemma Elliott //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Romance, misogyny and near misses

Elisa examines the oppressive underpinnings of society's concept of romance, in the context of a past abusive relationship

Elise Haf // 2 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Nigella, domestic violence and emotional manipulation

Nigella Lawson was apparently attacked in a restaurant by her husband, Charles Saatchi, yesterday. In light of this shocking event, Christie Louise Tucker considers the way in which abusers emotionally manipulate their victims

Guest Blogger // 17 June 2013

Categories: Blog

I married Christian Grey

Natalie Collins gives us an insight into the real Christian Grey, arguing that Fifty Shades shows domestic abuse, not a consensual relationship

Guest Blogger // 10 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free

Candi Staton warns against being trapped into a negative relationship for the sake of settling down

Holly Combe // 6 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Street harassment starts young

Farrah Kelly explores how street harassment affects girls and their attitudes to harassment in later life.

Guest Blogger // 1 June 2012

Categories: Blog

The poly-feminist manifesto: towards a feminist non-monogamy

Some argue that non-monogamous relationships are inherently patriarchy-busting. But in practice that's not the case. A group of workshop participants pieced together this manifesto to change all that

Various Authors // 23 May 2012

Categories: Sex and Relationships

‘The face I couldn’t face’

Natalie James is performing at the hip hop dance theatre festival Breakin’ Convention at Sadlers Wells on Saturday. Here she explains her piece My daughter and I are currently staying...

Guest Blogger // 29 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Call for research participants

My name is Ava Kanyeredzi and I am a doctoral candidate at the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University under the supervision of Professor Liz Kelly. My...

Guest Blogger // 12 April 2012

Categories: Blog

This is Abuse

The Home Office has launched a new campaign to help teenagers recognise abusive relationships. Significantly, it focuses on both victims and perpetrators, encouraging both parties to question whether what they...

Laura // 11 September 2011

Categories: Blog

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