Last week, I read that a young woman from Albury, NSW, was alleged to have been attacked and sexually assaulted at knife point by three men. Shortly after that, I read that the mayor of Albury, Cr Kevin Mack, had some remarks to make about this situation.
Did you hear that recently, a Catholic priest spoke to his congregation in Melbourne and made particular reference to the murder of Jill Meagher?
This priest said that Ms Meagher was not “faith-filled” enough and had she been, she would have been at home in her bed, not walking down Sydney Road at 3 am. Apparently, Catholic people don’t have nights out. Or have the ability to see the future and avoid trouble. Or something.
I wrote last week about violence against women. While most people who responded to the post got where I was coming from- some did not. So on that note, can I just point out that not once in that piece or any other piece I have written have I said or even implied that ALL men are violent, abusive or otherwise contributing to rape culture and the oppression of women?