Socio-legal 28/06/2020 Misogyny in the legal profession – judge not, lest ye be judged

This week’s news of the sexual harassment of women allegedly perpetrated by former Australian High Court Justice Dyson Heydon AC QC, who served on the judicial bench from 2003-2013 has exposed abuse of power in the highest court in our land. Six female associates have come forward alleging that former Justice Dyson Heydon sexually harassed …

Socio-legal 23/02/2020 Domestic and family abuse in Australia – No ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T’

Since ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin first sang ‘Respect’ in 1967 as a declaration for female empowerment (among other things), little seems to have changed in terms of unequal gendered power relations in patriarchal society despite second wave feminism, and women’s access to higher education and paid work. The ‘glass ceiling’ remains mostly intact, and …

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