FixedIt: Trent Thorburn did not have “sex” with Tiahleigh Palmer

Trent Thorburn’s sexual abuse of Tiahleigh Palmer and her subsequent alleged murder have been widely covered in the Australian press. Tiahleigh was 12 years old when her 18 year old foster brother committed the crime of incest against her, for which he pled guilty yesterday. He also pled guilty to perjury and pervert the course […]... Read More

FixedIt: stop making violent men invisible

The Sunshine Coast Daily reported on a horrific case of domestic violence yesterday. A man (who cannot be named to protect the victim’s identity) refused to accept his partner’s decision to leave him and made the choice to commit a range of serious assaults against her. He terrorise her for three days. He raped her, […]... Read More

Article: Invisible perpetrators, blameable victims: why is gendered violence still reported this way?

A “spurned lover” who punched his ex-girlfriend, a murderer who had “a sexual interest” in his victim and a “Tinder stabber” have all made headlines in the past week. All those headlines, which are sadly a common response to men’s violence against women, are also a revolting misuse of the power of mainstream media. A […]... Read More