The Edge Breakfast host delivers powerful speech following death of British backpacker
Meg from NZ’s The Edge Breakfast show has called on men to keep their male friends accountable for how they treat women.
The emotional plea came from the New Zealand radio host a week after the death of British backpacker Grace Millane.
As news.com.au reports, Millane was found dead west of Auckland, allegedly murdered by a 26-year-old man.
Meg pushed her message, that the incident should under no circumstances be considered the fault of the victim.
“I have heard and seen too many comments asking the question what was she doing travelling by herself. Or whether she was on a Tinder date or not,” she said.
“I’ll say it again louder for the people in the back, this was not her fault.
“The question we should be asking is why did a man feel he had the right to take her life?”
Meg insisted that it was important that women feel able to come to NZ and feel safe, “without the fear of death and violence.
“We have a long way to go for Aotearoa (New Zealand) to be the safe oasis we advertise ourselves as.”
Meg’s powerful speech had been viewed 1.5 million times at the time of writing.