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A Cross Examination of Rape Myths w/ Elisabeth McDonald: February 24, 2020

A Cross Examination of Rape Myths w/ Elisabeth McDonald: February 24, 2020

A Cross Examination of Rape Myths w/ Elisabeth McDonald: February 24, 2020 A Cross Examination of Rape Myths w/ Elisabeth McDonald: February 24, 2020, 29.63 MB
Monday, February 24, 2020

Trigger warning: sexual violence and assault

 Despite more than 40 years of law reform aimed at improving the experience of giving evidence for adult rape complainants, Ministry of Justice research in 2018 re-confirmed that the process remains distressing and re-traumatising.

Sherry talks to University of Canterbury law professor Elisabeth McDonald on her research into rape myths, and how these myths remain a barrier to a fair trial process. 

Sherry begins by asking Elisabeth to give some background to her research: 

People to reach out to: 

0800 044 334: Safe to Talk 

09-376 3227: Auckland Women's centre