Bristol Gets It Right On Rape

Anti-rape poster

You may have seen this poster before, because the campaign ran last year around this time too.

Full details in this report on Bristol 24/7. I’d just like to highlight the following:

Next year Bristol City Council will increase its funding for sexual abuse services from £75,000 to £115,000 from April 2015. Councillor Gus Hoyt, assistant mayor for public health said: “Research has shown that a large number of people wrongly feel that women bear some responsibility. This is a perception that must, must be challenged.

“Blaming the woman removes the responsibility away from where it always should be: the perpetrator.”

And yes, victim-blaming must stop. That applies to a whole range of different things. #BlackLivesMatter