The Hunting Ground is one of the most confrontational documentaries I have seen. Maybe it is just because I am a woman, or maybe it is because the facts and figures presented were so shocking that the audience were appalled and unnerved. 450 more words
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The Hunting Ground is currently showing at the Sydney Film Festival. You can purchase your tickets here.
Sexual assault experiences the same amount of false claims as every other crime (that includes robbery, car jacking and murder) and yet it is the only crime where a false claim is the immediate assumption, and the presumed guilt of the victim needs to be attended to prior to a proper investigation of the alleged assailant takeing place. 944 more words
Here’s a not-terribly-controversial opinion: I don’t have a problem with advocacy journalism. Sneering at the term presumes our news outlets are otherwise working from a perspective of unimpeachable objectivity, which anyone who’s worked in the news knows is outright bunk; calling that spade a spade dispenses with such outmoded ideals, and lets writers and researchers get down to the business of fighting the good fight against injustice. 1,383 more words