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Women angry at police after the murder of comedian

The rape and death of a young comedian in Melbourne stir up the debate about violence against women. Women are not to speak on the advice of the police to properly care for their own safety and a mobile phone with them when they are alone on the road.

Eurydice Dixon, a 22-year-old Australian comedian, was Wednesday morning found dead in a park in Melbourne, Australia. She was raped and murdered on her way home from the Highlander Bar …

Eurydice Dixon, a 22-year-old Australian comedian, was Wednesday morning found dead in a park in Melbourne, Australia. She was raped and murdered on her way home from the Highlander Bar, where they that night and often occurred. The police think that they are kilometre-long by her attacker followed. Although they are not very much was known, saw many of her as an up-and-coming comedytalent. The offender, Jaymes, Todd, is a 19-year-old who suffers from autism spectrum disorder. He was not known to the ministry of justice. The young man came to himself Wednesday night to inform the police, a few hours after those images had spread of a possible suspect. According to the police knew he and the victim together. Todd is now indicted for rape and murder. In October following his trial.

In the same park where Dixon was found, was on march 28, a young woman raped. The police is fairly sure that assault and the murder of Dixon nothing to do with each other, but connect nothing.

Victim blaming

Shortly after the facts communicated to the police of the state of Victoria a few ‘tips’. She made women aware that they are good for their own safety, need to be aware of their surroundings. Also advised the police to a mobile phone in his pocket and the police to call when they are worried. Several of the women expressed on Twitter their displeasure about it – perhaps well-intended – advice of the police. They are of the opinion that the police are doing to victim blaming , and find that they have a more powerful signal would need to give to men that such a commit crimes, instead of women telling how they should behave when they are alone at night to go home walking. One of the twitterers claimed that the police of Victoria would be excused. A similar opinion came after the murder of a 17-year-old schoolgirl in 2015, also in Melbourne. When told a police officer, women on their own to walk around in the park where the girl was murdered. That lured was also strong reactions in different women.

Violence against women

Next Monday in Melbourne, a rally was held. The participants want in the first place Dixon commemorate, in the second place, they want their express displeasure about violence against women. The murder of Dixon rijt namely, old wounds open to the inhabitants of Melbourne. In september 2012, it was the Irish, Jill Meagher was raped and murdered when she was on her way home after an evening at the pub. The killer, Adrian Bayley, had already more women trespassed and sat in the prison, but at the time of the facts, he was early released. The case provoked much outrage from.

Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics , from 2016, it appears that in Australia 3 out of 10 women already had to deal with physical violence since the age of 15 years. In addition, 1 in 5 women have already been confronted with sexual violence, compared with 1 in 20 men.

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