Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #eurydicedixon

Most recents (3)

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
Read 25 tweets

One night about 5 years ago, I was driving home from gym. Unfortunately, I had to use the toilet (damn it) and so I stopped at a park I know well.

It was about 5.30 pm’ish in winter, the toilets were right by the road and I had a car.

When I got to the women’s toilets, the door was locked, so I quickly jogged toward the other ones about 80 metres away, just as I saw a man sitting quietly on a park bench looking at his phone.

Instinct told me to keep away from him

Every woman in the world knows that instinct
I jogged away from him & then doubled back toward the toilets, having given him a wide 200 metre berth.

When I came out of the toilets, he’d disappeared from his bench. He was now sitting on a seat closer to me, still looking at his phone.

Instinct started to kick in - again.
Read 12 tweets
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’?
Read 16 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!