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Strangulation as Entertainment? The Normalisation of Violence Against Women on Screen

Strangulation as Entertainment? The Normalisation of Violence Against Women on Screen

‘The Idol’, a new series released by HBO earlier this month, was a hotly anticipated show due to the major names heading up the call sheet: Lily Rose Depp and Abel Tesfaye (the Weeknd) are just two of the well-known actors starring in the show. The series depicts Jocelyn (Depp), a popstar struggling with her […]

Overcoming Challenges in Strangulation Research

Overcoming Challenges in Strangulation Research

Undertaking research in the area of strangulation is vital to better understanding the nature and extent of these acts. Research findings can helpfully inform awareness-raising, and can – and should – be embedded within the practice of professionals working around these topics. However, good-quality and useful research is not always easily achievable. This blog will […]

My experience of what I call ‘Non Visible Strangulation’

My experience of what I call ‘Non Visible Strangulation’

“I was put in a position of vulnerability and was exposed to further experiences of re-traumatisation and re-victimisation because my invisible injuries were not believed. I felt violated by those there to protect; my trust in Health betrayed. Seven years later I was found to have life-threatening traumatic brain injury and cervical spine injury from […]

Julie’s Experience

Julie’s Experience

“After hospital I gave a statement in the police station, but didn’t report that I had been strangled. I wasn’t able to recall it. It wasn’t until later on that night whilst at my sister’s home that I remembered, and it was terrifying.” My name is Julie. I experienced a violent assault during the course […]

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