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Women may have the vote but they still get raped

Annual Suffrage Lecture presented by Emeritus Professor Jan Jordan.

Jan Jordan has recently retired after 33 years undertaking research and teaching at Victoria University of Wellington. Her primary research focus throughout most of that time was women and sexual violence, particularly women’s experiences of reporting rape to the police.

A Marsden Fund grant in 2014 enabled a broader field of inquiry as Jan sought to answer her central research question: Why in the 21st century is it still so difficult for victim/survivors of sexual violence to obtain justice? In exploring this dilemma, the roles played by silencing and objectification emerged as twin mechanisms sustaining rape culture, and she is currently completing two books addressing these issues.

In her talk today, Jan affirms the extensive gains made since women obtained the vote while asking us to question how far gender equality has come given the seemingly unabated prevalence of men’s sexual violence against women.

Date Monday, 18 October 2021
Time 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Audience Public,Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Staff,Alumni
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Lecture
DepartmentPolitics, Sociology, Gender Studies and Criminology
LocationCastle 2 Lecture Theatre, Dunedin
Contact NameBronwyn Craig

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