Article: Violence against women: We the media must do better

The MEAA code of ethics says the purpose of journalism is to describe society to itself. When journalists describe sexual and domestic violence as a perpetrator’s “downfall” and blame it on something other than his choice to be violent, we are failing at our purpose. Men’s violence against women is not caused by alcohol or a man’s […]... Read More

Article: Hysteria over Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s Anzac Day post cannot be separated from racism

It’s impossible to separate reactions to Yassmin’s post from her public identity as a young woman of colour, a Muslim, and the combination of those selves in a person who passionately defends Islam when we are indoctrinated to fear and hate it above all else. And it would be naive to the point of delusional […]... Read More

Article: 10 headlines about male violence that needed to be fixed in 2016

Here’s a list of things that don’t cause murder: selfies, jealousy, alcohol, mothers, shoes, Jagerbombs, broken hearts, razor blades and romance. Here’s a list of all the things that do cause murder: a person’s decision to commit murder. Read the summary of the worst FixedIts from 2016 on Sydney Morning Herald... Read More

Rejection leads to brutal knife attack

From the annals of the NotHowNewsIsEverReported Herald… A young man is in critical condition in hospital today after a brutal stabbing in OurTown’s streets last night. NotHowNewsIsEverReported Herald understands the alleged victim had been out drinking with friends before the attack, and insisted on walking home alone, clad only in shorts and a tight-fitting t-shirt, […]... Read More
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Spook: Belle Gibson, Scott McIntyre and media accountability

There’s nothing like a good bit of self-righteous anger, am I right? That splendid feeling that someone has done something reprehensible, committed some terribly offensive offence that we can condemn with sincere loathing, thereby reassuring ourselves of our own staunch virtue. And sharing our indignation with likeminded folk is just extra righteous sauce on the […]... Read More

King’s Tribune: Bat country for old men

Daily Telegraph blogger Tim Blair is notorious for inflammatory personal attacks posted on his blog, particularly against women with a public profile and strong opinions. Personal abuse is everywhere on the Internet, on twitter, private blogs, and in comments. But Blair is also a journalist blogging under the masthead of Australia’s most powerful News Corp […]... Read More