FixedIt: Stop erasing perpetrators

Channel 9 News reported a 55 year old man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping and sexual assault of an eight year old girl. But they forgot to mention him in the headline. Invisible perpetrators are a constant in FixedIt. It matters because headlines are supposed to be a short summary of the article […]... Read More

FixedIt: He’s a child abuser not a PR Guru reported on Max Clifford’s death by reminding everyone about how he was a celebrity publicist and “PR Guru”. He’s not “disgraced” like he got caught with his hand in a cookie jar. He’s a convicted criminal. His crimes were among the most serious any person can commit. According to the Guardian, “Clifford was told […]... Read More

FixedIt: sexually assaulting children is not sex

Channel Ten reported on a delay in the trial of Philip Wilson, Archbishop of Adelaide, who was charged with failing to report priests who were sexually abusing children. Archbishop Wilson’s guilt or innocence will be determined by the court, but the priest he allegedly failed to report, James Fletcher, was convicted in 2004 on nine charges of […]... Read More

FixedIt: Alleged child abuse is not sex

The Daily Telegraph reported that magistrate Graeme Curran had his first court appearance over alleged sexual abuse of a boy in the 1980s. Once again alleged sexual abuse of a child is described as “child sex”. Curran has not yet been tried, so this is not about his guilt or innocence. That can only be determined […]... Read More