How online justice can backfire for abuse victims
Emma Murphy's Facebook video has put the domestic violence issue top of the agenda. But Sarah Carey argues that trial-by-internet is not justice
Published 12/07/2015 | 02:30
In one way, Emma Murphy is better off than some victims. She has a black eye. Something to show.
There are many people - men and women - who aren't so lucky. They are controlled, monitored, undermined, threatened, called nasty names and made to feel that they're utterly worthless. But no one has a clue, because there's nothing to see.
If Murphy's partner - Francis Usanga - had stuck to getting another woman pregnant (as Murphy claims), there'd be nothing particularly special about her story.