If a man and a woman meet on Tinder and the man later is accused of violence against the women, you can guarantee Tinder will be the first word in the headline of any article about that accusation. Channel 7 News is not the only one and won’t be the last one. If they had met […]
The Daily Telegraph is just one of many publications that refer to Paul Lambert’s vicious assault and attempted murder of Angela Jay as the “Tinder stabbing”. Lambert broke into Angela Jay’s home, waited for her to come in, then he stabbed her repeatedly and soaked her in petrol. Police believe he intended to rape her, […]
Fantasy, according to the Oxford English dictionary, is “the faculty or activity of imagining impossible or improbable things”. Threatening to kill a woman, breaching an AVO, breaking into her house with zip ties, fuel for arson and a knife is not “fantasy”, it’s a well-planned and deliberate attempt to commit rape and murder. Also, he […]
Here you go @dailytelegraph I fixed it for you because a date is not a crime and an app is not to blame for sexual assault charges.
If a man and a woman meet on Tinder and the man later is accused of violence against the women, you can guarantee Tinder will be the first word in the headline of any article about that accusation. Channel 9 News is not the only one and won’t be the last one. If they had […]
I was honoured to deliver the F Word Address at the Wheeler Centre this year. This is the speech as I wrote it but I spoke without notes so the actual delivery might have been slightly different. It’s a longish (10 to 15 minute read). Podcast is available on The Wheeler Centre website I think […]
A “spurned lover” who punched his ex-girlfriend, a murderer who had “a sexual interest” in his victim and a “Tinder stabber” have all made headlines in the past week. All those headlines, which are sadly a common response to men’s violence against women, are also a revolting misuse of the power of mainstream media. A […]
Zane Alchin pleaded guilty last week to charges of using a carriage service to menace and harass, and was sentenced to a twelve month good behaviour bond. This was in response to comments Alchin made on Facebook, after one of his friends posted a screenshot of a woman’s Tinder profile. The woman and her friends took exception […]