Still Silent Objects

On Tuesday 16 April 2019, Professor Jan Jordan and colleagues launched the results from a three year Marsden study at a symposium in Wellington. The work – encompassing significant police file analysis, media analysis and interviews – examined women’s representations, contemporary pornography, and criminal justice responses to rape.

The symposium was live-recorded. You can watch all the main talks here – just click on the title of each talk below.

Please be advised that much of the material is challenging and deals directly with issues of sexual assault and objectification.

For media reporting on the Symposium, see these articles:

Michelle Duff (2019) ‘Fewer Rape Prosecutions Show the Law is ‘Failing Victims’: Researchers’, Stuff News, 16 April 2019.

Laura Walters (2019) ‘Police Approach to Rape Has Improved, Results Haven’t‘, Newsroom, 17 April 2019.

Laura Walters (2019) ‘Porn and Media Play Part in Sexual Violence‘, Newsroom, 18 April 2019.

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