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Consent Myths and the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill w/ Leonie Morris: February 24, 2020

Consent Myths and the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill w/ Leonie Morris: February 24, 2020

Consent Myths and the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill w/ Leonie Morris: February 24, 2020 Consent Myths and the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill w/ Leonie Morris: February 24, 2020, 20.32 MB
Monday, February 24, 2020

Trigger warning: Sexual Violence and Assault

Sherry speaks to Manager of the Auckland Woman's centre Leonie Morris on rape myths, the trauma victims experience through cross-exanimation and the justice system, and responds to some of questions raised by the New Zealand Law Society regarding the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill.  UC law Professor Elisabeth McDonald also speaks on her research into the perpetuation of rape myths in the cross-examination in sexual assault cases. 

People to reach out to: 

0800 044 334: Sexual Assault helpline: Safe to Talk 

09-376 3227: Auckland Women's centre

While not included in this podcast due to timing of the show, Leonie notes that the cross examination process is extremely dehumanising and belittling process for victims, and also hopes that the Bill will be more culturally inclusive especially for our maori and pacifika communities.