I had formed an image that this man was not human, that he existed as a singular force of pure evil who somehow emerged from the ether. Something about his ability to weave together nouns, verbs and pronouns to form real, intelligible sentences forced a refocus, one that required a look at the spectrum of men's violence against women.
When negative influences and thoughts are prevalent - generated either from within ourselves or through others - it adversely affects the way we feel about ourselves. Over time this can lead to low self-esteem which can reduce the quality of a person's life in many different ways. Unchecked, this may lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
I fell down the deep, dark internet rabbit hole of gazing at seemingly endless photographs of Kate Middleton's outfits. And who could blame me, really? The woman's mix of high end fashion and chain store bargains is something to be marvelled at... But here's where the real problem lies: I'm an Australian republican.