There was a time in Australia where crime was hectic – armed robberies, a racket in stolen goods like stereos that could be sold quickly, an explosion in the heroin trade, shocking gun crimes including at Hoddle Street Melbourne, Strathfield Plaza in Sydney and Port Arthur in Tasmania .
The Claremont Serial Killer. Bret Christian is a journalist from Perth, in fact he’s a newspaper owner and he’s been following the Claremont serial killer case from the very beginning.
Stalking is prevalent in Australia. There are hundreds of cases reported every year. These people’s existence have been besieged by a stalker. Survivors often are voiceless and have no place to tell their stories.
The 2nd part of the Still Not Asking For It podcast, presented by Rory Banwell.
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.
The Still Not Asking For It Project was born in July 2014. Rory was pregnant and when her and her partner discovered they were pregnant with a girl, the first thing someone said was ‘well, time to buy a gun’; it was then that the shocking nature of embedded rape culture slapped me across the face.
Australian girls have a 1 in 4 chance of being sexually assaulted at some time in their life. Australian men have a 1 in 23 chance (80% of those assaults occurring before age 10), members of LGBTQIA+ community have a 1 in 2 chance and rates of sexual assault for those with an intellectual disability stand at 90%. We have a problem and SNAFI aimed to do something about it.
Music courtesy of bensound.com
A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this podcast. In particular Tullia Connor for her guidance, support and time.
To the participants, this project wouldn’t have been possible without you.
Thank you for sharing your stories and for helping me to create a powerful piece of art.
Hear the 2nd part of this podcast here.
IG: @rorybanwell @stillnotaskingforitproject
If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, please contact 1800Respect on 1800 737 732.