Lisa Wilkinson brought to tears on The Project as she reveals her fears for women

By Marni Dixit June 16, 2018
Lisa Wilkinson

"It’s really, really, really wrong."

Lisa Wilkinson was brought to tears on The Project on Friday night as she spoke about the death of Eurydice Dixon. 

Eurydice was just 22-years-old when she was found dead in a Melbourne park on Wednesday, hours later Jaymes Todd, 19, was accused of raping and murdering the aspiring comedian. 

Wilkinson delivered a powerful speech on The Project where she called for a change in the attitude towards women's safety. And we couldn't agree more.

Lisa was brought to tears as she finished her speech, saying:

“This might upset some people but, honestly, parents, instead of telling our girls not to walk through parks, maybe we should be telling our boys not to rape them.” 

She finished with Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood's famous quote:

“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.”

Lisa admitted she was constantly worried about her daughter Billi if she's walking alone at night:

“Every time she has to walk across campus, if it’s later at night, she calls me, and I’ve always said to her, ‘Call me at any time so that you can feel safe’, because we’ve had the discussion."

“She needs to be on the phone so that if any potential person is going to do her wrong, that person knows she has a lifeline to somebody else.”

She then pleaded with Anthony Lehmann and Hamish Macdonald, asking them to help make a difference.

“You boys have to talk to your mates, and you have to make them understand that violence against women is wrong. It’s really, really, really wrong."

Social media lit up with praise for Lisa's message

Watch the segment in full here:

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Image: The Project