Aussie Media Figures Slam “Women’s Safety” Advice Following Eurydice Dixon’s Murder

Aussie Media Figures Slam “Women’s Safety” Advice Following Eurydice Dixon’s Murder

Australian media figures have begun firing back at the advice handed out to women following the murder and rape of Melbourne’s Eurydice Dixon.

Dixon’s body was found in Carlton North early Wednesday morning, having last made contact with a friend to say she was safe only minutes before her attack.

The public statements regarding Dixon’s death have drawn widespread criticism, particularly police stating women should be more “aware of their surroundings”.

Warnings like this from police following any tragic accident are to be expected, however, the ongoing conversation around women needing to be more vigilant with their safety has enraged online communities and media personalities alike.

Over the weekend, Lisa Wilkinson delivered a harrowing segment on The Project about the murder and the advice given to women following the attack.

During the piece, Wilkinson broke down in tears speaking about the measures she and other women have to take on a daily basis to remain safe.

Online comedian Christian Hull has also released a three-and-a-half minute video about women’s safety in 2018, following the rape and murder of the 22-year-old.

Hull posted the tongue-in-cheek clip, titled ‘How to be a safe woman in 2018‘, onto his Facebook page, and in it he attempts to untangle the myriad warnings issued to women in the wake of Eurydice’s death.

Online communities are also criticising a tweet from The Age which repeated the advice from police.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews released the following statement.

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