Justice

Jun 15, 2018

An incomplete list of ways women already ‘take responsibility’ for their safety

Eurydice Dixon's murder was followed with a familiar statement from the police. This is why women are angry about it.

Meg Watson — Associate editor

Meg Watson

Associate editor

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After the body of 22-year-old comedian Eurydice Dixon was found in a Melbourne park this week, Victoria Police Superintendent David Clayton issued a familiar warning for the community: "take responsibility for your safety""Make sure people know where you are and if you’ve got a mobile phone carry it and if you’ve got any concerns at all call the police." 

This statement failed to note a couple of things. First, the fact that Dixon did have her phone on her at the time and was in fact messaging a friend about her safety. Second, the myriad ways women already "take responsibility" for their safety. Here's a brief summary: 

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