Sean Costello and Melanie Skinner are back, 20 years after first recording their university radio program, Taboo, committed to discussing controversial and difficult topics. In this new incarnation, they will revisit those topics and interview the same experts to see what topics remain off-limits and what we have learnt. Whether it is death, pornography or sexual assault, this fascinating series will explore how much our community, and the views of some of our passionate experts, has changed since 1999.
In the first episode of Twoboo, we speak again with Tim Bavington and Bridie Doyle, passionate advocates on the prevention of sexual assault and violence against women. It’s been 20 years since we last spoke on air, and we revisit definitions, myths and causes of sexual assault, and discover there has been some changes in our community’s ability to deal with these complex issues.
If you find the themes of today’s show difficult, please contact support services in your community.
For those in Australia, you can reach out to 1800RESPECT – 1800 737 732 which provides counselling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Other supports services include:
Lifeline on 13 11 14
Bravehearts on 1800 272 831
Beyondblue on 1300 224 636
For additional local services in every state and territory (in Australia) see also https://www.respect.gov.au/servicesand https://humanrights.gov.au/our-work/sex-discrimination/list-support-services
The material referenced by Tim and Bridie included:
See What You Made Me Do, documentary by Jess Hill available on SBS on demand: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/tv-series/see-what-you-made-me-do
South of Forgiveness, book by Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/34859084and Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/thordis_elva_and_tom_stranger_our_story_of_rape_and_reconciliation
Bessel van der Kolk is a psychiatrist, author, researcher and educator: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessel_van_der_Kolk
The Deluth model of accountability: https://www.theduluthmodel.org/
Ourwatch seeks to prevent violence against women and children in Australia: https://www.ourwatch.org.au/
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Written and produced by Sean Costello and Melanie Skinner on the lands of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples.
Copyright: Sean Costello and Melanie Skinner (not including the music and sampled audio).
Thanks to the audio sampled from somewhere in the late 1990s.
Also to pixabay for providing the 'Catch It' theme music by Coma-media and the 'Rockstar Trailer' by LiteSaturation.
We also appreciate the help of the team at Woden Library podcast studio, Libraries ACT and ACT Government for providing our recording studio.