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A thread: the responses to Eurydice Dixon's assault and murder that are framed around women's personal responsibility and men's collective innocence contribute to the very factors which lead to violence against women #auspol #EurydiceDixon #YesAllMen…
The most consistent predictors of violence against women are factors associated with gender inequality. These gendered drivers of violence include (i) condoning men's violence, (ii) limiting women's independence, (iii) beliefs in rigid gender roles and (iv) male peer culture
Societies which condone violence through social norms i.e. widely held attitudes experience higher levels of violence against women. People condone violence in a number of ways: by excusing violence, trivialising it or shifting blame from the perpetrator to the victim
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1. Some thoughts. It was not a lack of ‘situational awareness’ that ended the life of Eurydice Dixon - it was a person who made a conscious choice to exercise extreme violence against her. #eurydicedixon
2. I didn’t know Eurydice, but I have no doubt at all that she had ‘situational awareness’ and an awareness of her own personal security, because she was a woman who lived in the world and as such had been learning those infuriating lessons since she was a young child.
3. Here are some lessons too. Inspector Stamper urges people to call triple-0 if they have ‘any concerns at any time’, but is he aware of the high level of derision directed at women who are seen to be ‘wasting’ the time of people with ‘better things to do’?
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