Saturday October 31, 2020

Murder is murder - no matter who the victim is

Jill Meagher's murder in Melbourne last year was horrific, but what made it worse was not who she was, but the manner in which she died, writes Martha Kearna.

15th June, 2013
A recent scene in a television series brought home an important point about the further victimisation of murdered females.

Sometimes it takes popular culture to raise an issue that has wider implications for society. A recent scene in a television series brought home an important point about the further victimisation of murdered females.

During a scene in The Fall, the series about a serial killer recently screened on RTE and BBC, Gillian Anderson's character, Detective Inspector Stella Gibson, refused to allow a press release be sent out calling the murdered female victims 'innocent'.

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