domestic violence myths

18 domestic violence myths you need to know

This misperception intervention is focussed on unpacking some top domestic violence myths: Domestic violence myth #1: She must have provoked him If being a woman is “provoking”, then yes- she “provoked” him. Nobody ever “deserves” abuse and no victim is ever responsible for their abuse. Domestic violence perpetrators make conscious and strategic decisions to abuse …

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16 Days of Activism Social Media Toolkit

The 16 Days of Activism is a world-wide campaign that connects two important UN observational Days: 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) and 10 December (International Human Rights Day), thus cementing the ideology that women’s rights are human rights and that violence against women is therefore a human rights …

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abusive relationships don't exist

Abusive relationships don’t exist

Do you have any pet “hates”? I have heaps, let me tell you! The one that probably gets under my skin the most is when people talk about “abusive relationships.”  Abusive relationships aren’t real. They simply do not exist. Abusive relationships don’t exist? Am I saying that domestic violence doesn’t happen? No, quite the opposite. …

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What is domestic violence

What the flip is FDV?

As a society, we commonly understand family and domestic violence to be “wife beating”. Because of this misconception, we often scratch our heads and wonder, “why doesn’t she just leave?”, because we KNOW that if someone tried to beat us up, that’s what we’d do; we wouldn’t stand for it! We’d fight back or we’d …

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domestic violence resources

Top websites for learning about FDV in Australia

So you want to learn more about family and domestic violence? Here’s a round-up of the top national websites for learning about family and domestic violence, including info on why they’re useful. 1800RESPECT URL: http://www.1800respect.org.au/ What it is: 1-800-Respect is the National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service providing information and counselling both online and …

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sexual assault myths

Misperception Intervention: 12 Sexual Assault Myths You Need to Know

Now, I’m not saying unicorns aren’t real, but there are some myths out there that perpetuate toxic stereotypes and need to be dispelled ASAP (#rapemyths). Here’s 12. Let’s breakdown this bullshit. Myth #1: Most instances of sexual assault are perpetrated by strangers after dark, in secluded areas like alleys, carparks and footy ovals How awesome would it …

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no wrong doors

Is your door safe?

So, late last year I went to Scotland and Ireland for a holiday. Partly because I’ve always wanted to go and partly because I’m obsessed with Outlander the TV series! Anyways, Scotland is amazing; the scenery is breathtaking and I absolutely love the highlands and the Isle of Sky! Interestingly, another thing I was also …

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