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Street Harassment

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland (RCTN)

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 from 15:00 to 17:00 (BST)

Street Harassment

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General Admission 25 Oct 2016 Free  

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One of the few academics working in this area internationally, Fiona Vera-Gray has broken new ground in the study of what is commonly termed 'street harassment.'  Research on violence against women tends to focus on topics such as sexual assault and intimate partner violence, arguably to the detriment of investigating men’s violence and intrusion in women’s everyday lives. The reality and possibility of the routine intrusions women experience from men in public space – from unwanted comments, to flashing, following and frottage – are frequently unaddressed in research, as well as in theoretical and policy-based responses to violence against women. Often at their height during women’s adolescence, such practices are commonly dismissed as trivial, relatively harmless expressions of free speech too subjective to be legislated against. 

Vera-Gray's work addresses the absence, conducting an in-depth examination of the experience and impact of such practices. Her findings suggest that intrusion from unknown men is a fundamental factor in how women understand and enact their embodied selfhood, and as such deserves a central place in feminist thinking and research, as well as prevention and policy responses concerning violence against women and girls.

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Age UK Northumberland
The Round House
Lintonville Parkway
NE63 9JZ Ashington
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 from 15:00 to 17:00 (BST)


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Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland (RCTN)

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland is charity run by women for women. We provide providing counselling, information and support to women who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. We also work to raise awareness of the true nature and prevalence of sexual violence.

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