FixedIt: OMG!! WOMEN ARE SO SCARY!!!

The Australian threw together another entry for the numpty journalism awards with a terrifying headline about Albanese taking counsel from women. Yes, that’s right. WOMEN! They followed up with a subheading about how “Women wield significant power over Labor’s policy agenda and first-term social and economic priorities.” Then follows a long list of various groups...

FixedIt: a dead woman is not a “bag-of-bones”

The Brisbane Times reported on an inquest into the death of an Aboriginal woman by referring to her as “bag-of-bones” in the headline. Inquests are excruciating. All the people who loved her will hear devastating details about her life and death. Many of them will have to give evidence, which is in itself a traumatic...

FixedIt: Another reminder that women are not toilets

I’ve already said this once this week but it seems I need to say it again: violent men have sexually assaulted more than half our promising young women and we’re still hiding those alleged rapes behind buildings and toilets. It’s lazy, insulting, misleading, inaccurate, and ill-informed journalism. The Guardian (?!) reported that a 50 year old...

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