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The Daily Recap - Wednesday 21st September 2022

Your daily dose of news stories in the world of intersectional feminism.



AFL Coaches Allegedly Told A First Nations Player To Convince His Partner To Get An Abortion


**Trigger Warning: This story discusses pregnancy loss, self-harm and intergenerational trauma for First Nations people.**


Troubling stories about the mistreatment of First Nations people in AFL have become public after an external review was commissioned by the Hawthorn Football Club.


Between the years 2013 and 2015, First Nations players at Hawthorn were allegedly bullied by coaches and forced to ostracise themselves from their families for the sake of their careers.


The coaches involved in these troubling stories include former Hawthorn 'Senior Coach' Alastair Clarkson, former 'Player Development Manager' Jason Burt, and former Hawthorn 'General Manager of Football' and 'Head of Coaching and Development' Chris Fagan.


Alastair Clarkson and Chris Fagan during a Hawthorn game in 2015. Source: Adam Trafford/AFL Media

The coaches allegedly told a player name Ian* to convince his partner to terminate a pregnancy.


"Clarkson just leaned over me and demanded that I needed to get rid of my unborn child and my partner," says Ian*, "he told me to kill my unborn kid."


Ian* says he was "then manipulated and convinced to remove his SIM card from his phone, so there was no further contact" with his pregnant partner and children.


"They told me I’d be living with one of the other coaches from that night onwards," he says.


According to his partner, Amy*, the club wouldn't allow her to see or even communicate with her partner.


"[Burt] said Hawthorn had decided it was better for Ian's footy career if he didn't become a father," she says, "he was already a father!"


Alastair Clarkson and Chris Fagan. Source: AFL Media

Other First Nations players at the club were also forcibly separated from their loved ones which led to mental health issues including attempted suicide.


The AFL has since released a statement saying they're "committed to providing a safe, welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for all players and staff."


"The AFL is finalising a process to investigate the allegations and has sought further details of those who shared their experiences in order to progress its investigation," the statement says, "the AFL is committed to ensuring all who shared their experiences are fully supported through this process.


In response to this troubling news, Fagan has taken a leave of absence from the Brisbane Lions as the Senior Coach.


The Brisbane football club says Fagan "supports and welcomes the investigation."


 

Popular Aussie Influencer Skye Wheatley Says OnlyFans Creators "End Marriages"


With over 600,000 followers on Instagram, Skye Wheatley is among some of the most popular content creators in Australia.


In a recent video on Michael Finch's YouTube channel, the 27 year old said OnlyFans creators are ruining relationships and "ending marriages" because women discover their partners are "secretly" subscribed to pornographic content.


"I like to make my money by approving a product or loving a product organically and sharing it with my audience rather than fucking myself with a fucking dildo and making money off [it]," she says, "do you know how many girls that go through their boyfriend’s phone and see that they’re secretly subscribed to a girl’s OnlyFans? That’s the end of a fucking marriage right there. It’s actually ludicrous."



Skye Wheatley has since responded to the backlash and claims her conversation with Michael Finch was never meant to be made public.


"I'm so upset it's been posted online this was out of my control," she wrote in a now deleted Instagram comment, "I was having a conversation with a so called friend out of anger. Shocked it's been posted TBH. Trust no one."


 

Five Protesters Killed In Iran Following The Death Of Mahsa Amini


Protests have erupted in various cities across Iran in response to the death of 22 year old Mahsa Amini.


She reportedly was not complying with Iran's strict hijab regulations by wearing a headscarf that didn't properly cover her hair and neck.


She was arrested by Iran's "morality police" and allegedly beaten in the police van which led to her being hospitalised.


After several days in a coma, Amini was taken off life support.


Police claim she had pre-existing health conditions and died of a heart attack.



For three consecutive days thousands of people have taken to the streets of Iran in protest of the country's police brutality and hijab regulations.


Authorities have begun to use tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters from gathering in the streets.


According to the human rights watchdog, Hengaw, at least five people have been killed by Iranian security forces.


 

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