Posts Tagged Domestic violence

A Tale of 3 Tragedies


The online feminist community has been rocked by the news that one of their own has been arrested for second degree murder. Aleksandr Kolpakov, from YouTube channel The Skeptic Feminist, has apparently shot and killed one of his co-creators and intimate partners (yes, plural). Regardless of the eventual outcome of the criminal investigation, one life has been extinguished and […]

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Violence Against Men: What The Tostee Case Teaches Us About Gendered Violence


Violence against men is rarely discussed. Those who dare raise the topic are silenced by a dominant culture that predetermines men to be either the perpetrators of violence or unworthy victims. The former likely informs the latter with our prejudices outweighing our compassion, and the obvious error of logic. Statistics the world over demonstrate that men constitute around […]

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Stop It At The Start


In an increasingly crazy world it is heartening to see something like the Stop It At The Start campaign against violence against women. Not for the campaign itself, but for the community reaction to it. A paid promotion by Australian Families featuring the latest television commercial made its way into my Facebook feed a few […]

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Casual Sexism


Our modern society is a shameful place: discrimination is so prevalent everybody fails to notice it. A case in point came in this morning’s broadcast of Triple M’s Hot Breakfast with Eddie McGuire. The host, Eddie McGuire, recounted a tale of an internet-dating love triangle. A married woman, assuming a false identity on a dating website, […]

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