These crimes are not related but they all have the same chilling threads – the victims and the alleged perpetrators were related or known to each other and all of the people charged are male.
Before you say “But women do it too”, let’s have a small recap of the year in murder.
Since January 1, 65 men, women and children have died violently across the nation.
Men have been charged with more than 52 of these killings and women have been charged with eight.
But the thing that can turn around Australia’s shameful male violence problem is so simple that it’s almost embarrassing to have to say it – own your problem.
That’s right. Violent men need to own their problem. They need to look at what makes them angry, controlling and brutal and work out ways to end it.