August 30, 2019

I get on really well with my teenage daughter. She confides in me about everything – well almost everything.

I put it down to discipline when she was three. The other day we were having a chat about the recent spate of sexual harassment cases.

Kate:                    

Mum. What should I do if I am sexually harassed?

Loretta:               

Well it depends on what you mean by sexual harassment.

Kate:...

August 31, 2017

Imagine you are the Vice Chancellor of an Australian University, an extremely demanding job. You are approached by the Australian Human Rights Commission because they are concerned that a rape culture is prevalent in Australian Universities. They seek your commitment to a survey on sexual assault and sexual harassment to measure the extent of the problem. How could you possibly decline?

When the survey is done, it reports that “around half of all university students (51%) were sexually harassed on at least one occasion in 2016, and 6.9% of students were sexually assaulted on at least one occasi...

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