FixedIt: Children can’t have “sex” with adults, it’s abuse not sex

“Child sex offences” Every. Single. Day. IT IS NOT SEX. Children cannot have sex with adults because sex requires consent. Children cannot give consent, so by definition it’s not sex, it is rape, child abuse, sexual abuse or some other term that accurately describes a crime. Words matter, they express ideas and describe how we […]... Read More

FixedIt: Cosby isn’t on trial for sex, he’s on trial for sexual assault

Cosby has not been charged with having sex, he’s charged with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault. Sex and sexual assault are not the same thing. When the media confuse the terms in headlines, they confuse the meaning of them in public perception. Sex is consenting activity between adults. Sexual assault, rape and indecent assault are all […]... Read More

FixedIt – conversations about your mum don’t cause violence

Conversations don’t cause violence. Even difficult conversations. Even really difficult conversations about how to care for your ageing mother. Thousands of these conversations happen all over Australia every day and don’t end in a man choking and hitting his sister. The only reason this conversation ended in violence is because this man, who was convicted of a […]... Read More