Law and Culture: The Latest in Consent
Bri Lee, Lucia Osborne-Crowley, Amy Thunig & Saxon Mullins
Presented at All About Women, 13 March 2022, 5pm AEST
This talk is recommended for age 15+.
Four of Australia's prominent campaigners against sexual violence get together to discuss our changing understanding of consent, the justice system that's catching up, and how to get the next generation of people to be different.
New legislation is making its way through Australian state parliaments, enshrining the concept of "affirmative consent": an explicit, articulated, ongoing agreement to sexual activity.
Lawyer and author Bri Lee, writer Lucia Osborne-Crowley, and advocate for sexual assault law reform Saxon Mullins join Gamilaroi woman and education academic Amy Thunig in this informative exploration of the complex issues around consent - including the concerns of First Nations women and how racism intersects with misogyny. In the bedroom, on the streets, and in the courts, how do we reclaim our bodies from the impact of violence? And how can we restructure cultural respect for women's autonomy and rebuild boundaries to create a safe and loving world for us all to live in?
First broadcast Sunday March 13 2022.
Duration: approx 60 minutes.
Rental period: 30 days