Fixed it because people are still not wheelie bins

November 19, 2021by Jane Gilmore

Google Wheelie Bin Murder and you’ll find a long list of people who have been killed and their bodies hidden in rubbish bins. Then, as if everyone who loves them hasn’t suffered enough, the media almost universally labels their murder a “wheelie bin murder” and submerges genuine tragedy in facial sensationalism. 

This one is just the latest in a very long line. Erase the man who was killed and the woman who was raped because men’s violence is nothing more than a lazy headline. What else is a journalist to do? Showing respect for lives taken and  people grieving is not their job.

This headline appeared in most online media outlets today because it came out of Australian Associated Press, which does a lot of crime and court reporting. 

Links to the report and other sources are in the OP on my Patreon patreon.com/JaneGilmore

FixedIt is an ongoing project to push back against the media’s constant erasure of violent men and blaming of innocent victims. If you would like to help fund it – even $5 a month makes a big difference – please consider becoming a Patron

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