FixedIt – conversations about your mum don’t cause violence

Conversations don’t cause violence. Even difficult conversations. Even really difficult conversations about how to care for your ageing mother. Thousands of these conversations happen all over Australia every day and don’t end in a man choking and hitting his sister. The only reason this conversation ended in violence is because this man, who was convicted of a […]... Read More

FixedIt: Shaming alleged rape and DV victims in headlines. No. Just. No.

Salacious details about the alleged victims of rape and domestic violence in headlines is far from new, but it’s always revolting. It seems the Daily Mail just can’t help themselves. 1800 RESPECT Sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling and support. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ph: 1800 737 732 Suicide Call Back Service 24 […]... Read More

Article: Be outraged at the abuse of children, not at one mother’s efforts to protect her daughters

Me, on Kasey Edwards’ article, but before you read it: There was a huge amount of debate over the original article, some of it helpful, much of it not. Very little of it about the actual topic of child abuse and the statistics that say how prevalent it is. The thing no one should ever […]... Read More

Article: The truth about rape convictions: ‘It shatters your belief that the world is a safe place’

A report just released from the Crime Statistics Agency found that in 2009 and 2010, over 3,500 rapes were reported to Victoria Police. Of those, a tiny 3% ended in a court conviction. Even more startling, 41 police reports were made against alleged perpetrators who already had at least six prior sexual offences recorded. Nearly […]... Read More