FixedIt: domestic violence is not romantic

That we expect this kind of tripe from The Mirror does not make it ok. On average, two women every week are murdered in domestic violence homicides in England and Wales. Domestic violence will affect 1 in 4 women in the UK at some point in their life. It is a deadly serious and widespread...

FixedIt: Child abuse is not a “sex scandal”

The Mercury’s front page yesterday called one of Tasmania’s worst cases of child sexual abuse a “sex scandal”. Why? Because a powerful white man (former state MP Terry Martin) was found guilty of raping the 12 year old and taking pornographic images of her. As a 12 year old girl and ward of the state,...

So this feels very weird, asking for money for a project I wish didn’t have to exist. But FixedIt just keeps getting bigger, not smaller. Too many headlines go by that I don’t have time to fix because I have to put paid work first. But it needs to get bigger. It needs to be...

FixedIt: Desire does not cause murder

The horrific details of Michael Cardamone’s crimes against Karen Chetcuti-Verbunt might be tempting to sensationalise, but it should only take a moment to remember that she was a real person not a meaningless cypher from a cheap thriller. It’s beyond imaging what her family and friends have had to live through but we can make...

FixedIt: Sexual abuse, not sexual relationship

Ok, so it is the Daily Mail, but even so, what kind of person thinks years of sexual abuse can be described as “a sexual relationship”? The child was 15 years old when it started, she was an adult, his teacher and in a parental role, it’s not “a sexual relationship” it’s rape, it’s child...

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