8 episodes

Asking For It is an eight-part investigative series examining rape culture in Australia, and what it will take for things to finally change. Hosted by Hannah Kinder, produced in collaboration with Cheek Media Co.

Asking For It Hannah Kinder for Cheek Media Co.

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Asking For It is an eight-part investigative series examining rape culture in Australia, and what it will take for things to finally change. Hosted by Hannah Kinder, produced in collaboration with Cheek Media Co.

    Yeah the boys

    Yeah the boys

    Andrew Tate, pick-up artists and the manosphere…these are all symptoms of a larger problem.
    One thing is clear: the boys are not alright. There is a growing problem amongst young men and their evolving place in this country. And how the hell do we navigate it?
    Well, meet Matt. Matt is Head of Impact at The Man Cave, an organisational psychologist and (unofficially) a feminist king, teaching boys and men how to love themselves. He speaks to Hannah about Man Cave and the work they do teaching young boys to grow into good men.
    You can find The Man Cave here: https://themancave.life/
    Find Cheek online at cheekmedia.com.au and on socials @cheekmediaco .
    You can contact us at askingforitpod@gmail.com

    • 19 min
    The Bro Code

    The Bro Code

    Somebody call Apple: this system is in dire need of an update. Or so says investigative journalist and social justice advocate Jess Hill. Jess has worked extensively reporting on gendered violence, and speaks to Hannah about how we’re raising boys and the consequences it is having.
    You can find the rest of her incredible work here: https://www.jesshill.net/
    Find Cheek online at cheekmedia.com.au and on socials @cheekmediaco .
    You can contact us at askingforitpod@gmail.com

    • 23 min
    Not All Men…

    Not All Men…

    This week Hannah speaks with Dr Michael Flood, a sociologist and associate professor at QUT. Dr Flood’s specialty? The exciting agenda of gender, sexuality and interpersonal violence, particularly on engaging men in violence prevention, masculinities and gender justice.
    Dr Flood speaks to Hannah about particular precursors to sexual violence and why #somemen do the things they do.
    Find Cheek online at cheekmedia.com.au and on socials @cheekmediaco .
    You can contact us at askingforitpod@gmail.com

    • 38 min
    C*nsent in the Classroom: Milkshakes and Mandates

    C*nsent in the Classroom: Milkshakes and Mandates

    How do you talk to kids about sex? How do you do it well? These are questions no-one seems to want to tackle.
    Well, except for Adair, that is. Adair Donaldson is a solicitor and consent educator and has been presenting to young people about these sorts of fun topics for well over a decade now.
    He talks Hannah through his approach, including the myths he continues to face in the classroom, and why kids aren’t the real issue here - instead, it’s their parents.
    You can find out more about Donaldson Law and the work Adair does here: https://donaldsonlaw.com.au/
    Find Cheek online at cheekmedia.com.au and on socials @cheekmediaco. You can find more of Dr Hopper’s work here https://jimhopper.com/
    You can contact us at askingforitpod@gmail.com

    • 34 min
    Brain Dump

    Brain Dump

    Sexual assault and the brain…name a more iconic duo, we’ll wait. So many times, we hear “why didn’t she tell him to stop?” or “why didn’t she push him off” etc. etc.
    Well, turns out, there’s a pretty good reason.
    In this episode, Hannah speaks to Dr Jim Hopper, a teaching associate from Harvard Medical School to explain the link between the behaviours and the brain.
    Find Cheek online at cheekmedia.com.au and on socials @cheekmediaco . You can find more of Dr Hopper’s work here https://jimhopper.com/
    You can contact us at askingforitpod@gmail.com

    • 58 min
    A fifth and a future

    A fifth and a future

    One in five women are sexually assaulted. This is one of them. Meet Em, a writer, consent education advocate and survivor.
    Em shares her story, but not quite how you might expect. In an experience that is true of so many female friendships, this story comes with plenty of laughter, candour, and… a chilli margarita. You know what they* say: trauma goes best with tequila.
    *Not medical advice
    Find Cheek online at cheekmedia.com.au and on socials @cheekmediaco. You can find more of Em’s work at https://www.instagram.com/emreadman/
    You can contact us at askingforitpod@gmail.com

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Katrina Potter ,

Love it

Can’t wait for the next episode

madiiii1996 ,

Harrowing and Insightful

Really makes you think. An excellent investigation conducted with journalistic rigour

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