The apparent murder of a young Irish woman walking home alone at night in a Melbourne suburb has sparked furious debate in the Australian media and prompted a protest calling on women to "reclaim the night" and stop the culture of "victim-blaming".
The body of Jill Meagher was found six days after she want missing.
Police had arrested 41-year-old Adrian Bayley who, after several hours in custody and initially refusing to speak to police, led police to the edge of a field in the Melbourne suburbs, where her body was discovered.
Bayley was charged with rape and murder at Melbourne court on Friday. He did not enter a plea and has been remanded in custody.
The case has sent shockwaves across the country leading to furious debate on issues of women's safety.
Anger was sparked by Herald Sun writer Andrew Rule, who suggested that Jill Meagher, an ABC radio staffer, was a naive young woman walking home in the dark.
He said: "We all have our favourite routes, from habit rather than logic. But for a stranger looking around in daylight, there seems no obvious reason why a young woman would choose to walk this way home late at night.
"There are better spots for a young woman to be walking alone after a night out drinking with workmates, ending in Sydney Rd after starting in the city."
Writing for Daily Life, Clementine Ford said that the "armchair detectives" wading into the case had been unhelpful, especially on a Facebook page set up to look for Meagher before her body was found.
She said: "This moralising rubbish was predicated on the mere speculation that she may have been walking somewhere that Rule, in his infinite grown-up male wisdom, thinks is unsafe.
"The very last thing [her family] need is to deal with the false veneer of concern people hide behind in order to morally chastise and scold young women for not understanding that the rules are different for them.
"Jill Meagher is a real person, not a plotline on a shonky TV detective drama. She has real people who are frightened for her welfare.
"Yet we have strangers speculating publicly about what she might have done to put herself in harm’s way and tabloid media commenting on her social habits?
"Is this what we’ve become? Leave the detective work to the professionals. Abandon the moralising altogether."
Her article inspired a march "Reclaim The Night" down Sydney Road where Ms Meagher was walking homee, which has 6,000 likes on Facebook. The activists are currently awaiting permission from the family to hold the march in honour of Ms Meagher.
A post on the site read: "Our deepest condolences to Jill Meagher's family and friends. It's important we have the blessing of Jill's family before we go ahead with our event so if anyone can help us contact her family that would be greatly appreciated.
"However, given the devastating news they received this morning we understand if now is not the time.
"We spoke with the police yesterday about the event and will need to do so again. Where we go to next will be driven by the wishes of Jill's family. We are with them in their grief."
Ms Meaghan's family has urged users of Twitter and Facebook not to speculate further on details of the case, which might prejudice the trial.