Much has been written about some of the boys from St Kevin’s whose behaviour was abhorrent recently. I have thought about this incident and the 100s of contributing and permissive elements within our culture, that made the boys think this was acceptable. Whether it be pornography, media, misogynist men in power, our lust for violence and disrespect on our screens, music etc, we must address this holistically. We all have a part to play in teaching our young men that women (and all genders) deserve respect, safety and compassion. I will be writing to the Principal to offer our services.
On Monday afternoon, the principal of St Kevin's college apologised unreservedly for the violent chant his students had sung on a public Melbourne tram.