Using Jelena

I’ve always dismissed Damir Dokic‘s loony ravings as the ravings of a loony, but Clem Bastow at The Dawn Chorus makes a great point about Dokic’s “magical world where violent men actually have a right of reply when their violence is revealed”. She questions whether we should be giving known abusers the opportunity to speak about their crimes, particularly if they don’t think they’ve done anything wrong. I think the greater problem is that news editors keep giving Dokic a voice because they know he’s going to say something offensive about his daughter, so they can sit back and have a good ol’ middle-class laugh at him while Jelena gets hurt again. Classy.

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