The first interview was for The Quicky at MamaMia, discussing a new documentary about Lindy Chamberlain – one of the worst miscarriages of justice in Australian history – and why people still today believe she is guilty. Easteal looks at a powerful media portrayal of women linked to crimes, and how it shows them as being either painted Madonnas, or whores.
The second media interview recently involving Professor Easteal was for the ABC News, discussing African-Australian women escaping domestic violence despite the taboos associated with doing so. Professor Easteal said in some culturally and linguistically diverse communities, violence was not necessarily seen as being wrong, as it’s the role of the woman to make the marriage work in their community, and if it doesn’t work, it’s seen as being the woman’s fault.
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