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 man who stalks and assaults his ex-girlfriend isn’t a “spurned lover”, he’s a violent and dangerous criminal. The very suggestion that a desire for sex could be an excuse for murder is abhorrent.
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