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By Orlando on May 9, 2013
From Destroy the Joint, a call for action at NSW state level: call upon the Attorney General Greg Smith to issue a direction to the NSW DPP under the Director of Public Prosecutions Act to ensure that no one is prosecuted solely for retracting an allegation of domestic or sexual violence without the approval of a senior lawyer within the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Update: Attorney-General Greg Smith has made a statement that he has no plans to revise the existing laws relating to this matter. Now is the time to up the pressure.
By tigtog on September 12, 2012
Chris Brown Tattoos An Image that looks like a Battered Woman On His Neck – of course he’s denying that it’s Rihanna or even a battered woman at all.
By Mindy on March 7, 2012
Sobering thoughts on the eve of International Women’s Day. Trigger warning for descriptions of violence against women and children.
Posted in crisis, Culture, gender & feminism, Life, social justice, violence | Tagged domestic violence, IWD, sexual violence, violence against children, violence against women and girls | 3 Responses
By tigtog on February 15, 2012
So tired. Even more tired than Chris Brown is of being reminded of things he’d rather we all forgot about.
By Jo Tamar on March 9, 2011
TRIGGER WARNING (violence against children).
This is not madness – it’s a sense of entitlement.
By tigtog on December 24, 2010
A combination of financial strain, families spending more time together, and increased alcohol consumption contribute to the rise in figures. It is timely then, that this month NSW Minister for Women Jodi McKay launched a new website to offer information and practical support to victims of domestic violence and their supporters.
By Lauredhel on May 25, 2010
[*** WARNING for detailed domestic violence description from the fourth paragraph on. ***] My local paper has been abuzz with righteous taxpayer outrage over the State paying for a tattoo removal for a woman, who I’ll call JMN. The story of JMN disrupts a number of neat stereotypical societal narratives about domestic violence, about victimhood, [...]
By Mary on February 12, 2010
Cross-posted to Geek Feminism. Abusive relationship and spousal rape survivor and blogger “Harriet Jacobs” at Fugitivus is angry and scared today: I use my private Gmail account to email my boyfriend and my mother. There’s a BIG drop-off between them and my other “most frequent” contacts. You know who my third most frequent contact is? [...]
By Lauredhel on November 12, 2009
What’s grinding my gears today: WA Today: Poor parenting alarms schools Education Minister Julia Gillard has acknowledged that poor parenting is placing a heavy burden on schools and has promised principals she will give them more support to tackle violence, bullying and behavioural problems. [...] Gary Quinn, the principal of Dalyellup College in Western Australia, [...]
Posted in education, gender & feminism, indigenous, law & order, violence | Tagged accessibility, australia, bullies, bullying, children, darwin, disability, discrimination, domestic violence, inaccessibility, Julia Gillard, race & racism, school, violence against women | 1 Response