Sunday, October 16, 2016

Community Safety Gender Equality Murder Female Aggression #ViolencebyWomenagainstWomen 'I reacted very badly': (Do ya think?) Woman pleads mental impairment over stabbed Sunbury neighbour The Age SEPTEMBER 13 2016 Public Sphere Violence "Female Aggression, Physical or Emotional is a Female Community Safety Issue" Pete Dowe "...(physical) violence is not gender specific. Whether it’s a man or a woman hitting you, you’re still being hit.” News.com.au November 8, 2015 “Sentimental insistence on female innocence,” suggests The New York Times, “does no service to women, who should be treated as human beings with a capacity for aggression and held equally accountable for their actions.” Ed Brodow



“Sentimental insistence on female innocence,” suggests The New York Times, “does no service to women, who should be treated as human beings with a capacity for aggression and held equally accountable for their actions.”




 'I reacted very badly':


(Do ya think?)





Female Aggression, Physical or Emotional is a Female Community Safety Issue



Pete Dowe


"...(physical) violence is not gender specific. Whether it’s a man or a woman hitting you, you’re still being hit.”

News.com.au

November 8, 2015

One wonders how many Melburnians speculated on when "the bad Man" who murdered the woman walking would be caught
such is the gender-specific approach to violence which feeds 

such gender-specific assumptions re perpetrators












Pete Dowe















A woman accused of murdering a neighbour amid a long-running dispute over car parking in their street has pleaded not guilty by way of mental impairment.
Police allege Eva Whitecross murdered Rachel Tyquin in their Sunbury street when she attacked her with a knife after they crossed paths about 5.55am on April 16, after both women had been out on separate walks.








Rachel Tyquin, 44, was found dead on a nature strip in Sunbury in April.
Rachel Tyquin, 44, was found dead on a nature strip in Sunbury in April.  Photo: Facebook

Ms Tyquin, 44, was found on the footpath several doors from her home about 7.15am. She had suffered 16 stab wounds to the chest and neck.
Ms Whitecross, 54, who lived over the road from Ms Tyquin, appeared via video link before Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday and entered a plea of not guilty. Defence counsel Paul Galbally told the court his client would contest the charge by way of mental impairment.








Personal trainer Rachel Tyquin was allegedly murdered by her neighbour.
Personal trainer Rachel Tyquin was allegedly murdered by her neighbour.  Photo: Facebook

About 20 minutes after the alleged attack, police say Ms Whitecross sent her husband a text message which said: "You better come home right now."
She later handed herself into police.
Documents released by the court on Tuesday say Ms Tyquin was a fitness instructor who from 2007 ran a personal trainer business from her home, and that clients would park their cars in the street, which agitated her neighbour.
Police say that Ms Whitecross once asked Ms Tyquin if her clients could park outside the personal trainer's home, but that she laughed at her and walked away.
From that point, a prosecution summary alleges, Ms Whitecross became more aggressive and began trying to intimidate Ms Tyquin by staring at her, regularly called her a "f--king slut" and a "whore" and mowed the grass next to clients' cars, which flicked clippings and stones onto them.
By 2010 Ms Tyquin began fearing for her safety, police say, and in 2012 she took out an intervention order.
Police allege Ms Whitecross resumed abusing her neighbour once the intervention order expired.
Ms Whitecross told police in an interview that on the morning of April 16 Ms Tyquin approached and struck her to the face.
"She stepped towards me and then I felt her hand on my face. I didn't think it was a fist, it was a hand and I reacted very badly," she said.
She told investigators she fell on top of Ms Tyquin and put her hand in her bag, where she found the knife.
She said she carried the knife in case other dogs attacked her own dogs.
Ms Whitecross was remanded in custody to appear before the Supreme Court on Thursday for a directions hearing.


http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/woman-pleads-mental-impairment-over-neighbour-stabbed-dead-in-suburban-street-20160913-grezjy.html

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