domestic violence

Why Do They Do That: Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim-Offender

  Why Do They Do That is a series by Kitty Wenham that aims to shine a light on some of the most common tactics used by those who perpetrate abuse. In this article we will explore Jennifer Freyd’s theory of Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim-Offender (DARVO). Content warning: This series …

Toxic Masculinity and the Beautiful Game

Trigger Warning: Domestic violence and toxic masculinity. — As the Men’s Football World Cup final approaches, I urge you to cast your mind back to two years ago in the Men’s Football Euro Cup final: to one of the biggest names in football — Cristiano Ronaldo — who took a …

Punches Are Not Punchlines: Violence Against Women is Not a Joke

TW: this piece discusses violence against women, and recounts jokes made surrounding the subject Sometimes the darkest humour, the stuff that makes you wince or touches a nerve, can be the funniest. Jokes about Donald Trump remind us that while his Presidency is terrifying, it’s also so ridiculous that it’s …