FixedIt: She’s a woman. Her job is not relevant to rape allegations.

When is a woman’s job relevant to a rape allegation? When she’s a sex worker.  If she was a hairdresser, an accountant or a cleaner, her job would not make the headlines.  Emphasising her job like this is implicit victim blaming. As Sally Tonkin, then CEO of Gatehouse, said many years ago, sex work is […]... Read More

Fixed It: man accused of being a serial rapist is not an object of sympathy

News.com.au reports that the man accused of raping three women, and sexually assaulting a fourth woman, is having trouble coping with the possibility that there may be consequences of what I am legally required to describe as his “alleged” choice to commit rape.  That’s four women we know of so far. Four women who were […]... Read More