Female judge accused by Vera Baird, Toxic Feminist of the Month, of ‘victim-blaming’ over rape comments

Our thanks to Jeff and others for this. The start of the piece (on the BBC):

A female judge’s warning that drunk women are putting themselves at greater risk of rape was “victim-blaming”, a police commissioner has said.

Judge Lindsey Kushner QC said women were entitled to “drink themselves into the ground” but their “disinhibited behaviour” could put them in danger.

The remarks would stop victims speaking out, Toxic Feminist of the Month Northumbria PCC Vera Baird said.

But the judge said she did not think it was wrong for a judge “to beg women to take actions to protect themselves”.

Francis Fitzgibbon, Criminal Bar Association chairman, said it was “sensible” for women “to be educated to know there are predatory men out there”.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Elizabeth Smith

    Sorry, but Her Honour is spot on. It isn’t “victim blaming” it’s stating facts. By virtue of the fact she is of an age to be a judge, she’s old enough to be sensible.

  • Paul Jackson

    Children against traffic accidents say: Don’t tell us not to run out into traffic, tell cars not to hit us.

    • Mike Buchanan

      A brilliant analogy.

  • Peter L

    Yes, men who target drunken woman are bad: this kind of means that it’s sensible to spot them and avoid them?

    • Lawrence Newman

      Thing is, most men who end up in drunken situations with women aren’t targeting them because they’re drunk. They end up in sexual situations because men and women go out on the pull using booze as a social lubricant.

  • Slowcoach

    Being in Vera Baird’s bad books is an honour and privilege.

    Sadly though I’m not a judge.

    I wonder if there’s any other way of upsetting her?

  • Lawrence Newman

    So Vera Baird is saying home insurance companies are blaming people who get robbed because they require them to take precautions ….

    Feminism is a mental disorder.

  • Rob

    Right so the person who has only been a barrister has more experience than a judge right ?

    if vera baird doesn’t like it then she should go and be a judge, oh wait she doesn’t have the credentials to act a neutral party.

    daft thing is this from wiki

    She currently sits as a Member of the Trustees of Respect (which advises
    male domestic abuse victims and accredits courses for rehabilitating
    perpetrators of abuse).

    seems contradictory to her general malaise that women at victims and men are perpetrators.

  • Rob

    on a side note to mike and the commentors here has anyone had experience with these researchers?


    i’m looking to do some interviews with them to pass on my experiences and they have told me they are keen to interview male victims of DV.