FixedIt: She’s a woman not a “Tinder Date”. He’s a violent man who raped a woman, not a “horny tradie”

The Herald Sun reported that 31 year old Shane James Kavanagh was convicted of violently raping a woman with whom he had just begun an intimate relationship, and was sentenced to seven years in jail, with a five year, 3 mont non-parole period.  Or at least, that’s what the journalist tried to do. Whoever wrote […]... Read More

But He Was Such A Good Guy

Extract from my book, FixedIt: Violence and the representation of women in the media, published by Penguin Random House: The Good Bloke, the Great Guy, the Loving Father, the Amazing Hubby, the Pillar of Society. Also known as: the man who killed his partner and/or children. The Good Guy trope is so ubiquitous in news reports about men who […]... Read More