FixedIt: Women going jogging are not the problem

News.com.au reported that a man attacked a 43 year old woman in a Gold Coast park on Boxing Day. They forgot to mention the man in the headline but did report that police are warning women to take responsibility for predatory men who lurk in the park searching for women to attack.

Here’s another approach: Men be warned! There’s a dangerous predator on in the park behind Castello Circuit, Varsity Lakes so stay home until he’s caught. If you refuse to stay home we will immediately assume you are out looking for trouble and judge you accordingly.

Could you imagine the reaction?

Men are never held to account for other men’s violence. The very idea that we should hold all men responsible for some men’s violence would be greeted with rage and derision. But when women are told to take responsibility for the violence committed by men, it’s just common sense and women who ignore such warnings are being stupid and asking for trouble.

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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