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Rape Crisis Scotland

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'Moral panics' : a harmful distraction from the questions that really matter
'Moral panics' : a harmful distraction from the questions that really matter

The fight to end sexual violence, and to raise awareness of its realities has many frontiers.Some of these are familiar – it has, for example, taken 30 years of campaigning by survivors, rape crisis organizations and sexual violence campaigners to effect a change in perceptions around child sexual abuse – previously thought to be an exceptional event occurring within dysfunctional families and/or committed by unusually deviant individuals.

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"No community, no family can ever say this can't happen to us, we would never do such a thing"
"No community, no family can ever say this can't happen to us, we would never do such a thing" Following the conviction of six men in Oxford yesterday for grooming, exploitation, rape and other offences against vulnerable children, the issue of race and whether or not the ethnicity of the perpetrators is a relevant factor has been very much at the forefront of the discussion. The profile and modus operandi of the group in Oxford, who targeted, groomed – and then raped young girls before passing them around and selling them to others to do the same over a period of 8 years bore more than a passing resemblance to the activities of other such groups of Asian men previously convicted of such offences, for example in Rochdale ....

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