FixedIt: alleged sexual assault is not the same as being “kissed”

The ABC reported that a Sydney man was charged with stalk/intimidate with the intent to cause fear, trespass and common assault after he allegedly broke into the ABC Sydney studios, grabbed and assaulted presenter Genevieve Fricker. Kissing someone can be romantic, passionate, affectionate, sexual and loving. Assaulting someone is none of those things and is in […]... Read More

FixedIt: Enabling abuse is not a headline

NewsMail reported on a man who was convicted on what the magistrate called “protracted..intimidation, emotional abuse”. The article is a litany of coercive and controlling behaviour that led to police filing charges which led to conviction. When she was interviewed by police she “broke down and said she didn’t care what happened to her and […]... Read More

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