FixedIt: sexual assault and child abuse are not bizarre fetishes, they’re crimes

The Australian reported (not very carefully) on a man charged over images police found of him allegedly sexually assaulting children, elderly women and animals. They were not the only publication to cover to this story, nor were they the only ones to make mistakes with it. A fetish is sexual gratification linked to a particular […]... Read More

FixedIt: Invisible alleged perpetrator on invisible attempted murder charge

MYGC reported on a man who was charged with attempted murder, contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO, break and enter dwelling, inflict grievous bodily harm, and two counts of common assault. His ex partner is in hospital with life threatening head injuries. This commentary is not about his guilt or innocence, which can only be determined by a […]... Read More

FixedIt: “Amazing hubby” is not how you describe a man charged with murdering his family

BBC World took the “he’s such a good guy” narrative to the next level yesterday by describing Chris Watts as an “amazing hubby” in the headline of a story about him being charged with murdering his pregnant wife Shannen and two daughters Bella, four, and Celeste, three. The headline was changed after an instant twitter backlash, […]... Read More

FixedIt: He did not “befriend” her, he sexually abused her

Alleged feminist website Mamamia republished an AAP report about a man who sexually abused a homeless 11 year old girl under a headline claiming he “befriended”her. The word befriended was in quote marks but there is no quote attributed in the article. It appears they’re quoting themselves. It’s staggering that anyone would have to point […]... Read More

FixedIt: Sexual assault is not being a “pest” it’s being a criminal

Sunraysia Daily reported that a man was jailed for more than two years for sexually assaulting a woman who offered to shelter him when he was homeless. According to the report, the man had previous convictions for sexually abusing children. The headline labelled him a “sex pest”. Pests are annoying or irksome. Cane toads, rabbits […]... Read More