• anonymous woman

a convicted male pedophile who spent six years in a german prison for the sexual abuse of a six year-old girl, then sexually assaulted a melbourne woman in february of this year, has been reported by news.com.au using the following obscurantist language:


"Lisa Jones sexually assaulted female stranger she followed in Melbourne" (headline)

"A woman has been thrown behind bars..." (subtitle)

"...another woman grabbed her and told her to "lie down and have sex with me"..." (main article)

"She was jailed for three years..." (main article)

"Jones... followed the other female down Lennox Street..." (main text)


first of all this conflates sex and gender identity: jones may have a woman gender identity, but that doesn't make jones female (doesn't change his sex). second of all, this language refuses to name this attack for what it is: male violence against women.


the rest of the article goes on to tell of jones's "traumatic and harrowing" time spent in a male prison (for the aforementioned sexual assault of a six year-old girl) and gives details of his early transition pathway, as if the reader should be interested in the attempted-rapist and pedophile rather than his female victim. what about her history? what about how traumatic and harrowing it was for her to experience an attempted rape?


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