Male #VAW: until we have two hands doing the same thing, this situation is not going to change.

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REAL for women

Co-written by Women’s Rights Advocate Verina Algie

Six stories in the news headlines grabbed my attention over a short period of time in the middle of last year:

  1. Rolf Harris was found guilty on all 12 charges for the “indecent assault” of 4 children
  2. A man was arrested for the rape and murder of 32 year old Yuk Ling Lau in Melbourne. He is now reportedly “happy to be in jail with a roof over his head”.
  3. Gerrard Baden-Clay was found guilty of murdering his wife, Allison Baden-Clay, Brisbane.
  4. The Oscar Pistorius trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, which later only found him guilty manslaughter.
  5. The La Trobe University’s ground-breaking report that lifted the lid on the sexual assault of older women in Australia.
  6. The rapes and sexual assaults of women in the Australian military.

They all involve male violence and male sexual violence…

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