Fixed It started with a single post and turned into a movement that helped change the way the media in Australia reports on men’s violence against women.
In her first book, Jane Gilmore examines the history, myths, and power structures that contribute to the invisible perpetrators and blameable victims that fill news headlines every day.
Covering politics, crime, and courts to sport, entertainment and celebrity gossip, Fixed It explores the gendered myths that permeate our media coverage and the harm they do to our collective understanding of the causes and effects of men’s violence against women and children.
Guardian Australia published an extract, which you can read here.
The Sydney Morning Herald also published an extract, which you can read here.
Want to read some reviews? You can check the GoodReads page or this review by Cat Woods in the Sydney Morning Herald or this one by Foong Ling Kong for the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre or this one by Jane Scerri for the Global Media Journal.
About the author:
Jane Gilmore is a writer, journalist, speaker, and consent educator. She has been writing about the causes and effects of violence for over a decade and has now turned to prevention education.
Jane has a Master of Journalism from Melbourne University and has written for Crikey, The Guardian, the ABC, SBS, Junkee, The Age, The Daily Telegraph, The Sydney Morning Herald, Meanjin, The Saturday Paper, News.com.au, The New Daily, the Hoopla, and Inkl, among others.
Her first book, Fixed It: Violence and the representation of women was published by Penguin Random House in 2019. She was one of three contributors to the book Work. Love. Body. in 2021. Her second book. Teaching Consent: Real Voices from the Consent Classroom was published in 2022. Her third book, Fairy Tale Princesses Will Kill Your Children will be published in October 2023.