FixedIt: another invisible perpetrator

It’s pretty simple really. A young man allegedly stabbed a woman in what was reported as a domestic violence attack. He has been arrested and charged over the stabbing. Channel 9 news forgot to mention him in the headline.

Rendering the perpetrators of domestic violence invisible also makes the cause of domestic violence invisible. It removes perpetrators from the public view where they belong and isolates the victim as the only focus. Victims must be heard and believed but not at the expense of recognising the cause – the perpetrator’s choice to commit violence.

FixedIt is an ongoing project to push back against the media’s constant erasure of violent men and blaming of innocent victims. If you would like to help fund it – even $5 a month makes a big difference – please consider becoming a Patron


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