Australia and the UK are protesting violence against women, and I am tired


Over the weekend, hundreds of people in London gathered to pay tribute to Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old woman who was murdered after disappearing on her walk home. The assembly was also protesting violence against women -- including the police's aggressive response to the previous evening's vigil, at which they manhandled and dragged participating women away. On Sunday and Monday, half a world away, tens of thousands of Australians were gathering to protest violence against women as well. These rallies against misogyny and sexual abuse were sparked by separate rape allegations brought against the country's Attorney-General and against a staffer in the office of the Defence Minister, as well as the government's lacklustre response. It's the end of the day in Australia, and I don't want to be thinking about any of this.


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