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    Last week on the local news was a report on the conviction of a woman who had a history of physical and verbal abuse against her husband until she murdered him after he lost his job as he couldn't support her financially (thats all she cared about really)

    At the end of the report it gave the usual "if you have been affected by the issues raised ring this number"

    But the image it used for domestic abuse was a male fist and a cowering female!!

    Considering the report itself talked about how it was making people aware and challenging the idea that only women are victims isnt it at least stupid the tv station then put on a image of a male abuser and female victim?!
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    What is this guy on about, Ana? Please solve.
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    Last week on the local news was a report on the conviction of a woman who had a history of physical and verbal abuse against her husband until she murdered him after he lost his job as he couldn't support her financially (thats all she cared about really)

    At the end of the report it gave the usual "if you have been affected by the issues raised ring this number"

    But the image it used for domestic abuse was a male fist and a cowering female!!

    Considering the report itself talked about how it was making people aware and challenging the idea that only women are victims isnt it at least stupid the tv station then put on a image of a male abuser and female victim?!
    Oh... why I'm not surprised. If I were you, I wouldn't bother with the image.

    "mistakes" can happen.

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    Oh... why I'm not surprised. If I were you, I wouldn't bother with the image.

    "mistakes" can happen.

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    No image would of been better than an image of a violent male lol.

    Just interesting when the news report itself mentioned challenging the stereotype that only women can be victims of abuse and they make that huge mistake.

    Interestingly though it happened more than once it was on every news report of the day and the day before when it was reported so it wasn't just a one off.
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    No image would of been better than an image of a violent male lol.
    I agree with this part.

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    That's pretty hilarious, actually. It's like doing a report on a rape victim, and then using the image of a guy on top of a girl with his trousers and pants down afterwards.
 
 
 

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