Amy Remeikis on selective empathy for survivors of sexual assault

Amy Remeikis on selective empathy for survivors of sexual assault

The Guardian

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Scott Morrison responded last week to Brittany Higgins’ allegations of sexual assault in parliament by a former Liberal party staffer by saying he was taking the advice of his wife to think about what he would want to happen ‘if it were our girls’. Amy Remeikis has heard this rhetoric before – after her own assault. On this episode, she shares her story as an assault survivor and explores the problems with selective empathy

In Australia support for sexual assault survivors is available at 1800 RESPECT or 1800 737 732. Children and young adults, parents and teachers can contact the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, and adult survivors of child sexual assault can seek help at the Blue Knot Foundation.

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