FixedIt: What alleged crimes are you reporting?

Nine News reported that a man allegedly broke into a woman’s home, choked her, threw her to the ground, punched her repeatedly in the head, bit her, held a knife to her throat and then fled with her three month old baby.

Despite all these allegations, the man charged with multiple serious domestic violence offences doesn’t get a mention in the headline about his alleged crimes. Nor does the woman he is accused of assaulting. Because it appears that the  way to report men’s violence against women is to erase the men, the violence and the women. 

Thankfully, the baby was found quickly and was not harmed. The woman is in hospital. 

(as usual, if you’re reading this on social media, all links are in the OP on my site janegilmore.com)

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If you would like to know more about how and why the media’s erasure of men’s violence against women occurs, the Fixed It book is out now! Buy your copy here or at any good bookstore. Extracts available on why Fixed It started in The Guardian, rape and other violence myths in The Age/Sydney Morning Herald and the Good Guy trope on my website.

1800 RESPECT
Sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling and support.24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
Ph: 1800 737 732
www.1800respect.org.au 

Djirra – Aboriginal Family Violence Response & Support Service
9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday
Ph: 1800 105 303
djirra.org.au 

Suicide Call Back Service
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Ph: 1300 659 467
www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

Kids Helpline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Phone: 1800 55 1800
www.kidshelp.com.au

MensLine Australia
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Phone: 1300 78 99 78
www.mensline.org.au