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    Such a horrible story. As much as I struggle with being a new mum, I'd never ever do something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellewood View Post
    I'm appalled at the way the media have handled this story. Imo, it should not even be on the news. It's an awful situation but peoples reactions and attacks are just as vile!

    Did you actually just compare throwing your newborn baby down a drain to how people are reacting to being appalled by it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooketobub View Post
    I must be the Wicked Witch of the West cause im over here judging my heart out.

    Mental illness does not justify murdering anybody, let alone a defenseless being.

    The hospital and midwives have nothing to do with this disgusting womens actions.

    Details dont excuse someone from anything. Its making me ill reading so many people stick up for her. Its like hearing about a gang rape and waiting to hear whether she was wearing a short skirt to see if it was justified. Wth.

    Details mean nothing in an act like this. I hope she rots away in prison.

    I think nothing is more unique and complex than a mother's relationship with a child and I would not compare that even remotely to a rape situation, or anything else. Very occasionally something goes very wrong in nature and it's difficult to understand.

    its shocking when a mother kills her own child, it rarely happens. It's much more often the father/male partner.

    One woman each week is killed by her partner. Why aren't Australians as outraged by that statistic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooketobub View Post
    Did you actually just compare throwing your newborn baby down a drain to how people are reacting to being appalled by it....
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellewood View Post
    I think nothing is more unique and complex than a mother's relationship with a child and I would not compare that even remotely to a rape situation, or anything else. Very occasionally something goes very wrong in nature and it's difficult to understand.

    its shocking when a mother kills her own child, it rarely happens. It's much more often the father/male partner.

    One woman each week is killed by her partner. Why aren't Australians as outraged by that statistic?
    People are outraged? In fact there has been so many threads on here about DV, how insideous it is. A vast majority of members stood up for that poor woman whose abusive ex murdered their son saying it was not her fault. DV is a topic very close to my heart. Women march in the streets for Reclaim the Night. We hate on men that murder their children (i remember the reactions on here when the father threw his child off the bridge and maybe one or 2 people even mentioned he may have been depressed.)

    I think it's a pretty normal reaction on a forum full of women that are pg or with small children to be sickened by this. I consider myself strongly a feminist and being a woman doesn't give us a Get out of jail free card.

    As I said, I hope she gets lots of support and counselling, but my empathy and thoughts are with this defenseless little boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellewood View Post

    One woman each week is killed by her partner. Why aren't Australians as outraged by that statistic?
    True, I totally think there should be more outrage at the domestic violence epidemic. And I know it's not easy to break free from domestic violence. That being said they difference (that leaves people more horrified with this particular case) is that a baby is totally at the mercy of the adult. Unlike a battered partner they can not get up and walk away to save themselves.

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    Just heard on the news that the mother handed herself in... After police came knocking. Yup, taking responsibility alright... Not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellewood View Post
    I think nothing is more unique and complex than a mother's relationship with a child and I would not compare that even remotely to a rape situation, or anything else.
    My point was that why in some cases do details matter and in others they dont? Man throws his son off a bridge, and hes a killer! A woman does it and its a mental health issue or the hospitals fault. Forgive me but I dont think any excuse can save that woman from any amount 'vile' public reactions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ellewood View Post
    One woman each week is killed by her partner. Why aren't Australians as outraged by that statistic?
    People are outraged! And those adults go to prison and are hunted down like dogs...they dont get the blame the checkout chick at coles for sending him hometo early to kill his Mrs.

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    I can't even begin to have an opinion on this subject. My heart stops when I think of that baby lying crying in a drain waiting for sustenance and cuddles. I'm just so thankful that he was found.

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    I didn't say it's not awful nor did I suggest women should have a "get out if jail free card" @delirium!

    i just don't think it should be on the news and sensationalised. Why does the public need to know about this awful incident? If we do, then why isn't every awful incident involving infants/babies/children broadcast on TV?

    I don't see see why I should be called on my opinion regarding that.


 

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