Murder, Mystery & Misogyny in Oz

3 Mar

REAL for women

18 womenhave been murdered by known or suspected male violence in the first 60 days of 2015 in Australia. 9 of these 18 women are believed to have been murdered by their former or current male partners. 4 of these 9 women had either Domestic Violence Orders in place, or a history of domestic violence that was known to police, one woman was seeking tighter restrictions.

we are used to violence against women“If these deaths were terrorism-related, we would be up in arms and spending millions, but we know what and who it is and we don’t act.” Liz Waterhouse – Reclaim The Night Perth

What is happening instead, is a repeated narrative in media reporting that undermines the male violence happening to women in Australia, even when this male violence kills them.

* In the recent murder of a 28 year old woman in the ACT, The Canberra Times, with little information known at the time…

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