• Feminism

    Mary’s Story – We Believe You

    Mary was just 23 years old when she met the man who would caused her so much pain. A rapist. An abusive man who later admitted that he sought out vulnerable women who he could dominate. Her story was featured in the Independent this week. This is a longer version of the events that unfolded after that first meeting between her and her husband. With this, I end my week of blogging for the Mumsnet #WeBelieveYou Rape awareness campaign. If this and my other Rape Survivor posts show us anything, it is how resiliant and brave women can be. How they CAN escape abusive relationships, if given the support and…

  • Feminism

    A Survivor’s Story – We Believe You

      This interview with a domestic abuse and rape survivor shows the importance of the Mumsnet We Believe You campaign. Read the posts of other bloggers and rape survivors on our blog hop, follow the discussion on Talk and join in the chat on Twitter, using #WeBelieveYou  (Trigger Warning) How did you meet your ex? What attracted you to him? I met him on a night out.  His friend approached me on his behalf and forced an introduction. I wasn’t at all physically attracted to him but he had a gentle voice and a kind of vulnerability about him. I remember thinking that he seemed gormless ;-).  He told me he…