Laia Abril and A History of Misogyny
Curator Fiona Rogers discusses the work of artist Laia Abril in the context of how gendered violence and rape appear in the canon and spaces of art history. An exhibition of Abril's work is on display at the Copeland Gallery from 10-27th November 2022.
Fragmented and Frustrating: Rethinking Post-rape HIV Policies
Amongst the many risks and uncertainties brought on by an act of sexual violence is the threat of sexually transmitted infection. What are the barriers to such post-rape health care and advice? In this blog, SHaME Postdoctoral Fellow Dr George Severs reflects on a policy roundtable which considered these questions in relation to HIV.
On Roe v. Wade and the Misuses of History
SHaME Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Rhian Keyse discusses the recent U.S. Supreme Court leaked draft opinion, its ahistorical logic, and its implications for abortion rights in the U.S.
A Place for Anger: An Interactive Space for Survivors at the Shameless! Festival
SHaME researchers Emma Yapp and Adeline Moussion share their experiences designing and facilitating the ‘Unpopular Opinions Workshop’ at the Shameless! Festival. The workshop provided a space for survivors to express their anger and frustrations, while challenging institutional and societal expectations of victimhood and survivorship.
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse: A Lost Opportunity
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse: A Lost Opportunity By Ruth Beecher and Joanna Bourke The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), whose...
'History Investigators': An Interactive Workshop on the History of Resistance to Sexual Violence at the Shameless! Festival
Dr Ruth Beecher overviews her workshop, History Investigators, from the Shameless! Festival. The interactive session asked festival goers to delve into fact, myth, folklore and personal histories to build a timeline of resistance to sexual violence.
bell hooks: Reflections
SHaME reflects on the death of bell hooks. We think about hooks’ legacy and influence on our own work.
'Words from an "Unideal" Victim' by Mary Morgan
'Words from an "Unideal" Victim' by Mary Morgan Are you an ideal victim? In allegations of sexual assault, there exists an “ideal victim.”...
Safeguarding the Shameless! Festival: Lessons from a Transformative Process
SHaME team member Allison McKibban gives a behind-the-scenes look at her own experience in one aspect of planning the Shameless! Festival. She explains how safeguarding training not only helped her prepare for the festival, but also transformed her ways of thinking around survivorship and the intricacies of creating safer spaces.
What is triggering really? Possible parallels between eating disorders and child sexual abuse
By Emily T. Troscianko, University of Oxford “Triggering” is a term that gets bandied about a lot these days. What is triggering really? ...
Military #MeToo:"From Dismay to Anger" by Joanna Bourke
Military #MeToo: From Dismay to Anger Joanna Bourke reflects on the devastating conclusions of a report by the Defense Committee (25 July 2021) entitled...
Military #MeToo: "Something Needed to be Done" by Diane Allen
‘Something Needed to be Done’. Diane Allen, OBE, retired Lieutenant-Colonel and author, discusses the potential implications of the recently released House of Commons Defence...
Military #MeToo: "Are Women in the Military Being Listened To?" by Julie Wheelwright
Are Women in the Military Being Listened to? An exploration of crucial reforms currently being considered in British, Canadian and US armed forces Julie...
Watch this space! The British military is having its own #MeToo moment. Increasingly, servicewomen and men have been coming forward to speak about sexual harassment...
Shameless! Moving towards a rape free world
On 08 March 2021, our academic lead, Professor Joanna Bourke, joined Jude Kelly, Marai Larasi and Winnie M Li to talk about creating a 'rape-free world' during WOW UK Festival 2021's International Women's Day programming.
Domestic Violence, Firearms, and Covid-19
Prof Joanna Bourke, SHaME's Principal Investigator, highlights how a rise in domestic firearms sales in the US is exposing girls, women and other minoritised groups to increased domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Domestic Violence during the 1918-1920 Pandemic
In this post, Prof Joanna Bourke, SHaME's project lead, explores the history of domestic violence and pandemics by looking at the case of the 1918-1920 Spanish Flu.