FixedIt: This woman wasn’t attacked by a broom she was attacked by a man

Another invisible perpetrator, this time on The West Australian.

Ronald Michael Martin hit his ex partner in the chest with his hand then hit in the face with a broom. The force was so strong that it ruptured her eyeball.

Martin had previously been jailed for assaulting the woman and there was a restraining order against him.

All these facts are reported in the article and almost none of them are even hinted at in the headline.

Men who commit violence against their partners and the facts of domestic violence should not be invisible.

Words matter and small changes to the headline make a big difference.

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