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Tuesday 21 October 2014
Featured

silent witnesses: perpetuating a culture of silent suffering surrounding domestic violence

Laura Wynne
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**Trigger warning: Discussion of violence and domestic violence** Dropping into a tackle in a game of social football a few weeks ago, I caught an accidental elbow to the eye. It was an unfortunate little accident that left me with a killer black eye and a fractured cheekbone. After about 10 days, the bruising faded…
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Wednesday 8 October 2014
Featured

mayang prasetyo: a culture of entitlement to trans narratives

Natalia Verne
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  Trigger Warnings: murder, transphobia, transmisogyny, transmisogynistic slurs, cannibalism, sex-worker-phobia, sex-worker-phobic slurs This week, major news outlets discovered that Mayang Prasetyo, a transgender woman of colour, was murdered and in the process of being cooked and eaten by her husband, Marcus Volke. Media outlets have been quick to report that Ms Prasetyo was a “transgendered…
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Tuesday 29 April 2014
Featured Feminism

remembering jill: a personal reflection on the death of jill meagher and the broader issue of violence against women

Alice Ridge
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A little over a week ago I read an article about violence against women and the danger of falling prey to the ‘monster myth’ – the myth that the strange man lurking in a dark alley represents the greatest danger to women, when in fact most acts of violence against women are committed by a man who…
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Friday 21 March 2014
Featured News

the blade runner: domestic violence and the media circus of the oscar pistorius trial

Ally Van Schilt
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It is now the third week of the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria, South Africa. There is a daily update worldwide on what has happened during the day in the courtroom as the trial progresses, with seemingly new and disturbing information brought with the update. The trial has so far seen reconstructions of…
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Saturday 8 March 2014
News

in brief: nsw pushes for sexism, domestic violence education in school curriculum

Sarah Iuliano
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There are calls for New South Wales primary schools to introduce lessons to identify and stop sexism and domestic violence in its tracks. Domestic Violence NSW chief executive, Tracey Howe told the Sydney Morning Herald there are wider social issues to be tackled in the community, but the earlier they are targeted the better. ‘We…
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Thursday 27 February 2014
News

in brief: domestic violence victims reluctant to give evidence due to mandatory sentencing

Kezia Lubanszky
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Perpetrators of domestic violence deserve punishment for their crimes. In proposed mandatory sentencing laws, anybody found guilty of domestic abuse will be given a minimum two years in jail. However, women’s services and lawyers claim these changes may cause victims to become reluctant to give evidence, resulting in a decline in the number of people…
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Thursday 20 February 2014
News

in brief: digital abuse on the rise in australia

Kezia Lubanszky
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When we think about domestic abuse, we see images of women, physically and emotionally damaged, by their partners. But technology, specifically used to stalk and harass, is becoming more and more common in abusive relationships. February is Teen Dating Violence awareness month, and the National Domestic Violence Hotline hopes to spread the word about abuse…
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Wednesday 27 November 2013
News World

in brief: ACTU wants domestic violence leave

Matilda Mornane
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    Monday was White Ribbon Day in Australia, representing an international day for the elimination of violence against women. In Australia, one woman is killed every week by a current or former partner, and 1 in 2 women over the age of 15 report physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives….
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Sunday 28 July 2013
News

feminist news round-up 28.07.13

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Swinburne Uni offers paid leave to victims of domestic violence The Government has congratulated Swinburne University and the National Tertiary Education Union for their recent agreement which gives staff suffering from domestic violence five extra days of leave a year. As reported in The Australian newspaper, the five days’ paid leave could be used to…
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Friday 21 June 2013
News

in brief: one third of women are victims of domestic violence

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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  A World Health Organisation study has shown that thirty percent of women worldwide are victims of domestic violence. The report also found that forty percent of women killed worldwide were slain by an intimate partner. The head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, called it ‘a global health problem of epidemic proportions.’…
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Tuesday 18 June 2013
News World

in brief: nigella lawson publicly abused by husband

Sarah Iuliano
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Celebrity chef, Nigella Lawson has been photographed allegedly being abused by billionare husband, Charles Saatchi. Disturbing images of Saatchi gripping Lawson by the neck and flicking her nose at London restaurant Scott’s were circulated on Sunday in British tabloid the Daily Mirror’s weekend rag. Restaurant goers watched on in disbelief during the incident but failed…
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Sunday 16 June 2013
News Opinion World

In brief : woman fired for being victim of domestic violence

Zoya J. Patel
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A San Diego teacher has been fired after a domestic dispute involving her ex-husband occurred at the school she was employed at. Carie Charlesworth, formerly a primary school teacher, was fired for being a ‘liability’ to the safety of students and fellow staff at Holy Trinity School in El Cajon. Charlesworth’s ex-husband has a history…
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Saturday 1 June 2013
News

in brief: patrick stewart comforts abuse victim

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Legendary British actor Sir Patrick Stewart has given an impassioned speech about violence against women at Comicpalooza in the US. Audience member Heather Skye thanked Stewart for his recent speech on behalf of British charity Refuge. ‘That speech was really moving to me and it helped me through my own turmoils a little bit,’ Ms…
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Thursday 2 May 2013
Health Life News

in brief: study suggests domestic violence is widely under-reported

lip magazine
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Less than half of Australian women who suffer violence at the hands of men report the assaults to police, a new study suggests. University of Western Australia Professor of Social Work Donna Chung says most statistics underestimate the real extent of male violence against women. Her survey of statistics on violence was released on Tuesday…
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