Article: Domestic violence half-yearly update: The numbers we need to know

You could fill the MCG eight times over with children living in Australia right now who have been or will be sexually abused. If you emptied out Brisbane you could completely refill the city with Australian survivors of sexual violence. 750,000 rapists live in Australia and have never been held accountable for their crimes. You’d […]... Read More

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: Parents want their kids to grow up free of ‘sissy boy’ and ‘bossy girl’ labels

“Most of the parents surveyed for the Our Watch report were at least 25 years old, and they grew up in a world where gender equality was talked about, but rarely demonstrated. Their kids were born into a country where all the power groups – government, business, the justice system, music, movies and the arts […]... 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