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Victim blaming?

Dear Honi Editors, I am writing to you because during O-week I saw that there were flyers going around advertising Wom*n’s Self Defense classes and on the flyer it says provided by the University of Sydney Union. As I can only assume that this is an event being run by a club/society, I do not…

self-defence

Dear Honi Editors,

I am writing to you because during O-week I saw that there were flyers going around advertising Wom*n’s Self Defense classes and on the flyer it says provided by the University of Sydney Union.

As I can only assume that this is an event being run by a club/society, I do not think it is appropriate to use student union resources to perpetuate such victim-blaming rhetoric.

I also noticed that the Student Representative Council logo is on there. Does this mean that the Women’s Officers and Women’s Collective have endorsed this event?

Wom*n are not attacked because they don’t know/can’t defend themselves. Wom*n are attacked because there are shit people out there who attack wom*n.

Kind Regards,

Kate Bullen
Sydney Reclaim the Night Organiser 2013

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