The Townsville Bulletin reported that a man pleaded guilty to two DVO breaches after sending “a stream of messages” to his former partner. 

The Bulletin chose to erase the man from the headline and focus instead on blaming his victim for his choice to breach the DVO.

Victim blaming used to be widespread in media reporting of men’s violence against women. Thankfully, it’s not standard anymore, but it’s not completely gone yet either. 

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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