Ellewood, Australians aren't outraged because a lot don't care. Because patriarchy. Because having an open honest discussion about how problematic toxic masculinity is, is a risk. Because the only way we can change things is if EVERY man assesses and analyzes his actions and beliefs and encourages change within themselves and other men. Because we can't hurt the precious feelings of men (i know i sound bitter. I'm not though...i'm angry).
In saying that, i find it extremely offensive that you would use domestic violence to try and derail a conversation about child abuse, whether you intended to or not. Both domestic violence victims/survivors and child abuse victims/survivors deserve better than that. These discussions need their own platforms unless we're discussing how one relates to the other.
The fact is, we don't know why she did what she did. It could have been mental illness, it could have been a feeling of total disconnect, she could have been in a horrific situation that left her unable to think clearly. Or she could have been a callous person who just didn't care. I'm not going to defend her. There will be consequences to her actions, but this is something that HAS to be talked about. Maybe finding babies in drains is rare. But parents abusing and murdering their kids happens all the time. Every day. The specific story is unique, but the basics are common. There are reasons most child abuse cases aren't publicized.
And then there is the issue of the fact so many women don't get the help they need. Even if that's not the case in this situation, discussing it won't hurt.