Police Accused of Victim-Blaming Following Woman's Murder

Clay Curtis
June 18, 2018

Some footage from one of her last gigs - where she tackled gender equality and feminism - was posted online.

The horrific crime prompted renewed warnings from police for women to be more "aware of their surroundings" and take responsibility for their own safety, which in turn sparked a social media backlash from the ladies of Australia, who are sick of the onus being placed on them to change their own behaviour in order to feel safe.

The comic had just done a set at Highlander bar in Melbourne - and was blocks from her apartment - when the attacker struck around midnight Tuesday, according to the local paper. Her body was reportedly found hours later in a football field. "We want to hold a quiet space and come together in a vigil for Eurydice".

"Every day, women are told how to behave, what to wear, and where to go for their safety, and I'm not sure we should be listening to every word of advice", she said.

BBC reports that a 19-year-old male has been charged with the comedian's death. And when women is attacked, it's all about the victim - why was she there? Our comedy community is like a family & this news is beyond heart breaking.

"As police, it is our role to provide people with both reassurance but also tips on how we can all stay safe in our community".

St Bernard's and Melbourne University Blacks players held a minute's silence in memory of Eurydice Dixon. She was tragically murdered on the way home from performing at her comedy night. My deepest condolences go to her family and friends.

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"I would so love to be able to walk through Hyde Park at night, but its something I simply can not risk".

"If you've got a mobile phone carry it and if you've got any concerns, call police".

We've all walked home after a night out or even just after work or whatever, because we haven't had money to get a cab or we couldn't get on to public transport or there wasn't public transport where we were going.

He added: "We'll never change a thing until we do".

Meshel Laurie wrote that the tragedy was a reminder of the dangers faced by many women. "Sometimes not. I am so sad and I feel scared and we should not have to bear the burden of this".

'I didn't know her, but I'm so sorry that this happened, she had a bright future ahead of her.

"She had a great passion for women's issues and social justice issues and she drew upon them a lot in the material that she produced as a comic", fellow comedian Nicky Barry told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

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