Condemnation of the Sun Article by Self confessed abuser
Last week The Sun gave a platform to a self-confessed abuser on its frontpage, this type of reporting can retraumatise the victim and have lasting and damaging effects.
Domestic violence and abuse seems to be normalised and condoned through some media outlets and they portray devaluation of women, sexism and violence against women.
This type of reporting undermines the severity of the abuse suffered by victims of domestic abuse.
The government’s lead adviser on domestic abuse Nicole Jacobs, has written to the editor of the Sun to condemn the newspaper’s decision to publish a front page interview with JK Rowling’s first husband, under the headline: “I slapped JK and I’m not sorry.”
Almost one in three women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime (Office for National Statistics)
For the year ending March 2019, the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimated that 1.6 million women and 786,000 men aged 16 to 741 years experienced domestic abuse in the last year. This equates to a prevalence rate of approximately 7 in 100 women and 4 in 100 men.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse or know someone who is, help and support is available. You can call us on any of the numbers below or visit https://www.calandvs.org.uk/en/our-services/
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