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And when I talked about it, again, the questions came. Why were you out walking so late? How were you walking? What were you wearing? Did you smile at him?
And again they meant: “What did you do wrong, so we can avoid the same mistake?” What action did you take, so this won’t happen to me? How do I help my loved one stay safe? How can I stay safe?
I wrote as much in my victim impact statement to the court, asking the judge why must the conversation immediately turn to my actions, instead of the most obvious one – why are men attacking women in the street? In their homes? In parks, and on public transport, and in taxis and on doctor’s examining tables?
A friend told me it’s because he thought they were not men. That they were animals. “How do you even begin to reason with an animal like that?”
But he’s wrong. They are men.
They are sons and brothers, and fathers and boyfriends and husbands and friends and co-workers and the guys around you in the cafe.
We know they are, because the few who face the justice system get character references about how they are good guys, who are good sons and brothers and fathers and boyfriends and husbands and friends and co-workers who made a mistake.
via A man raped me, another tried to. They were not animals. They were men | Amy Remeikis | Opinion | The Guardian
Obsession with female politicians’ appearance in the media is putting young women off going into politics, a study has revealed, prompting campaigners to call for an end to sexism in political media coverage. Nearly half (41 per cent) of girls aged between nine and 16 think there has been a rise in media sexism in the last six months, while more than a third (39 per cent) said this has knocked their confidence, according to the new research by Girlguiding.
Source: Media’s obsession with appearance putting young women off going into politics, study finds | The Independent
Reminding women not to talk over him when he’s interrupting them, radio broadcaster Steve Price today made it clear that he will be the one who decides when he’s being degrading towards women or not.
Mr Price said it was time for women to calm down and let him handle the situation. “I am very close friends with several people who know women. So please just be quiet and wait for me to let you know if what I’ve said is offensive,” Mr Price is believed to have said.
“There’s a time and a place for you to speak up about these things. And I’ll be more than happy to tell you when that time and place is. Until then, please, don’t lecture me about this. There’s nothing you need to worry about. I’ve got this under control”.
Tony Abbott’s chief of staff Peta Credlin was the victim of a sexist attack for being a strong woman, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has said as he fired a shot at “gutless” Coalition MPs who have blamed Ms Credlin for the government’s woes.
Source: Peta Credlin’s treatment by government MPs was sexist: Bill Shorten