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What comes after #MeToo? Examining what changes we've seen since the movement started

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    • 4.9 • 54 Ratings

What comes after #MeToo? Examining what changes we've seen since the movement started

    Is #MeToo leaving our most vulnerable behind? – Witch Hunt podcast

    Is #MeToo leaving our most vulnerable behind? – Witch Hunt podcast

    Since its inception #MeToo has been accused of excluding as many people as it is empowering. What if you don’t fit the dominant narrative of #MeToo? When issues of race, sexuality, disability and gender identity intersect with the discrimination women face, how can we make sure we all move forward together?

    • 26 min
    Why does Australia's justice system fail victims of sexual abuse? – Witch Hunt podcast

    Why does Australia's justice system fail victims of sexual abuse? – Witch Hunt podcast

    When you are at at your most vulnerable, do the institutions that are meant to protect you do more harm than good? In this episode of Witch Hunt we examine if our justice system is suited to take on the crime of sexual assault. Why do cases take so long? Does the system favour the powerful? How can we change it to make the process fairer for both sides?

    • 29 min
    Why can't we stop sexual harassment in the workplace? – Witch Hunt podcast

    Why can't we stop sexual harassment in the workplace? – Witch Hunt podcast

    How would you react if your manager started sending you inappropriate texts late at night – or invited you back to his hotel room on a work trip? In episode two of Witch Hunt, we examine Australian workplaces and how they treat accusations of sexual harassment. Why does Australian legislation treat harassment differently to other breaches of employment law? Where can you go to for advice or help? And can you trust your HR department?

    • 27 min
    Has #MeToo made a difference in Australia? – Witch Hunt podcast

    Has #MeToo made a difference in Australia? – Witch Hunt podcast

    Episode one of Witch Hunt, a new podcast from Guardian Australia. The global #MeToo movement has had a huge year, bringing to light a host of new scandals and cases. But after all the speeches, resignations and media coverage, what has changed for women and other people suffering from sexual harassment in Australia? Journalist Tracey Spicer explains why more cases have not emerged here, and hosts Gabrielle Jackson and Steph Harmon look at why marginalised communities are underrepresented in the movement, with Indigenous affairs editor Lorena Allam, playwright Nakkiah Lui and writer Rebecca Walker

    • 20 min
    What is Witch Hunt and why did we make it?

    What is Witch Hunt and why did we make it?

    Gabrielle Jackson and Steph Harmon explain why – a year after the #MeToo movement exploded – we decided to make a podcast about its impact and whether it will make any difference to women’s lives

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

SamJo1975 ,

Necessary ... and oddly uplifting

I chased up this podcast after hearing one of the presenters on an ABC RN program one evening. I am a woman, a feminist, a researcher of gender equity ... and yet, I was admittedly hesitant to tune in out of a sense of self-preservation (a bit like, I see this 'stuff' playing out at work every day [in a university where sexism is rife, but shouldn't be], so do I really want to head back into the trenches in my time off?). Gladly, I did venture into the world of Witch Hunt and I have to say, the conversation is clear, well-researched, reflexive (in that you seek out multiple standpoints and actively endeavour to make space for marginalised voices) and strangely buoying. Thank you for this ... Now make more eps ;)

AmerAussie111 ,

Great work on Sexual Harassment from an Australian Perspective

Engaging, interesting podcast on the issue of sexual harassment and assault, and where to next for the #MeToo movement within Australia’s unique legal and industrial relations context.

no-nonsense- ,

Things we need to talk about...

If the #metoo movement is to be the catalyst for social change that most women (and men) hoped to see then we need more content like this that gets under the skin of what’s changed and what is still yet to change. Great work Guardian Australia, looking forward to episode 2!

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