Eurydice Dixon murder: women already 'take responsibility' for their safety


Ms Dixon was walking home after performing a comedy show at Highlander Bar on Tuesday night when she was raped and killed.

And now, Gen has added her voice to the conversation, calling for an end to the so-called "monster myth" and claiming that Eurydice Dixon "could have been any of us".

Wilkinson slammed police and society in general for the blame-game that continues to put the onus of responsibility on to women.

Dixon posted a Facebook message just before she was attacked.

Social media blew up at the suggestion women shouldn't walk home at night, mainly because that implies there is a safer option. It was a journey she'd safely made many times before.

"In a few days, women across Melbourne will gather in Princes Park for a vigil of her life", he wrote.

BBC reports that a 19-year-old male has been charged with the comedian's death.

As someone who is a comedian, as someone who is in that community, I have just seen so many of my friends devastated by this news.

Heartbroken friends remembered her as bright and amusing.

St Bernard's and Melbourne University Blacks players held a minute's silence in memory of Eurydice Dixon.

"People should be able to walk home at night without being in fear", Acting Commander David Clayton said. "They're right. And we need to accept that fact, too".

"This park is very well loved by people, and they're thinking this place where they felt very safe has changed for them", Ms Cooney said. It was a good thing that 24 blokes on each side played this morning and we could come over and pay our respects. They also said they would dramatically increase police presence in the park, so they weren't saying the only way to prevent these crimes is for women to be more careful. Has has since been charged with rape and murder. "I am so sad and I feel scared and we should not have to bear the burden of this".

"We'd had a lot of approaches from people because we work with the women's team", Cerveri, a member of the women's and equality team at the Victorian Trades Hall Council, told Junkee.

"As a young woman, I often feel as though I am navigating the world, not living in it". We need to address the attitudes that lead to violent and horrific behaviour towards women. It's a reflex. And I know so many women who do that.

"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", Nicky Barry, a fellow comedian, told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.