This week’s episode of The Adelaide Show, Thinking Out Loud About Violence Against Women, came about because it struck us that a couple of king hits against men led to new laws and curfews, especially in Kings Cross, meanwhile one woman a week in Australia is killed by a current or former partner and despite seemingly large and bloated Family Services networks, there has been no sudden cut through. Tonight’s conversation won’t solve the problem but we hope it will model the sorts of conversations we could and should all be having, so we can keep shining light on this issue.
Our guests are Advertising creative, Sputnik, and burlesque performer and adult entertainment star, Nona Mona.
This week, we have TWO SA Drinks Of The Week from Thug Life Brewing.
In IS IT NEWS, Nigel challenges us on stories about gender equality.
In 100 Weeks Ago, we take you back to our night with Dougal McFuzzlebutt in his Manchen.
And in the musical pilgrimage … we have a brand new song from Laura Hill.
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Running Sheet: Thinking out loud about violence against women
|A poem by Carmel from WA, read by Caitlin Davis|
|Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.|
|00:04:00||SA Drink Of The Week
|Thug Life Mafia King NEIPA and Ginger Has Soul Ginger Beer … tasting notes|
|00:18:00||Sputnik and Nona Mona|
This discussion about violence against women, came about because it struck us that a couple of king hits against men led to new laws and curfews, especially in Kings Cross, meanwhile one woman a week in Australia is killed by a current or former partner and despite seemingly large Family Services networks, there has been no sudden cut through action of an “emergency” nature. Tonight’s conversation won’t solve the problem but we hope it will model the sorts of conversations we could and should all be having, so we can keep shining light on this issue.
Our guests are Advertising creative and adventurous travel guide, Sputnik, and burlesque performer and adult entertainment star, Nona Mona.
Firstly, this was going to be an all male panel because it has become very clear, especially in light of the coverage about the rape and murder of Melbourne comedian, Eurydice Dixon, that much commentary was about women protecting themselves and women being at fault for enticing men (or just being in their proximity). Therefore, having men gather to discuss what we can do to get our “team” back on track was the plan. But then, we saw friend of the program, Nona Mona, talking about the Pink Tax and some diabolical experiences while overseas, and we just had to invite her in.
So, Nona, why did you accept the invitation to be here? And what do you hope to achieve?
Sputnik, I have seen you write some elegantly direct words about calling out bad behaviour by males. Why did you say you’d move heaven and earth to be part of this?
I have a modest goal. I’d just like us to model a conversation in the hope our listeners will continue it around their kitchen tables, barbecues, and office lunch rooms. In a way, tonight’s discussion is my way of living up to the White Ribbon Australia oath – that I will stand up, speak up and act, to prevent men’s violence against women. (And many statistics tonight have come from White Ribbon).
I think this state of violence against women thrives because it is kept in the shadows and many voices throw shadows at it in the media.
Let’s start with ABC Adelaide. Michael Mills passed on some quotes after he was listening to 891 this morning. David Bevan talking to folk about domestic violence, and new SA laws.
There is a really dark aspect to much violence against women, and that is the fact that it is often carried out by people they know. One in Three women have experience physical or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to them. And one in four Australian children are exposed to domestic violence. However, a colleague today was at a baby shower on the weekend where male and female police officers were bemoaning the fact that many of their callouts to domestic violence are to the same homes. Is there anyway we can listen to their frontline people and take action?
We have a study showing a 40% spike in family violence after sport events, consistently, with NRL, AFL, etc. http://theconversation.com/whether-teams-win-or-lose-sporting-events-lead-to-spikes-in-violence-against-women-and-children-99686
The poem we opened our show with tonight, was written by Carmel from WA. She read it out on ABC Radio and it was heard by a friend of this program, Michael Mills, who suggested it would be a worthy inclusion for our discussion. In particular, the line that reads:
Not all men will listen, not all men understand,
My reading since Eurydice’s rape and murder has argued that violence against women BEGINS with disrespect towards women.
I get a regular glimpse into the dark side of mankind when you share your array of dick pics and abuse, Nona. I want to discuss this with you because YES, just like an actor you have a persona in the public sphere and it is one that oozes sensuality, but also like and actor, you have your private life. Why can’t men respect the boundaries?
Do you get responses when you forward their comments to their spouses?
Sputnik, in your world of advertising, we know sex sells. Have we been blind to the ramifications of that messaging – are the chickens coming home to roost?
Are their any other tropes in advertising that are unhelpful
“Pink tax” and how identical items are priced higher for women than men.
|02:00:04||Is It News?
Nigel Dobson-Keeffe challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.
South Australian Register March 1888
The Express and Telegraph 1875
The Advertiser October 1941
|02:18:30||100 Weeks Ago
|We opened the vault to go back 100 weeks to our night with Dougal McFuzzlebutt in his Manchen (Man Kitchen).|
|02:27:00|| Musical Pilgrimage
|And our song this week is Signs by Laura Hills, selected by our musical curator, Todd Fischer.
|I should have worn my glasses … Sputnik what?|
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