Joanna Bourke

bell hooks: Reflections

Current Affairs
no comments
SHaME reflects on the death of bell hooks. We think about hooks’ legacy and influence on our own work.

'Words from an "Unideal" Victim' by Mary Morgan

Commentary
no comments
'Words from an "Unideal" Victim' by Mary Morgan   Are you an ideal victim?   In allegations of sexual assault, there exists an “ideal victim.”...

'Sexual Violence Against Children in Britain Since 1965: Trailing Abuse' Book Launch

Publications
no comments
Professor Joanna Bourke reviews Dr Nick Basannavar's forthcoming book, 'Sexual Violence Against Children in Britain Since 1965: Trailing Abuse' ahead of the December 14th launch event.

An official invitation to Shameless! from SHaME's Joanna Bourke

Shameless! Festival
no comments
Professor Joanna Bourke offers a warm invitation to the Shameless! Festival on November 27th. The event will bring together artists, activists, and scholars in a powerful and uplifting day of programming to confront the global crisis of sexual violence.

SHaME’s Joanna Bourke interviews Dr Maryyum Mehmood ahead of the Shameless! Festival

Shameless! Festival
no comments
Professor Joanna Bourke interviews academic and activist Dr Maryyum Mehmood ahead of her appearance at the Shameless! Festival. They discuss Dr Mehmood's campaigns to empower women that combine the forces of academia and grassroots activism.

Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence: Announcing some speakers and the location!

Shameless! Festival
no comments
We are thrilled to announce that plans for this one-day event bringing together activism and art to confront and change attitudes towards sexual violence are...

What is triggering really? Possible parallels between eating disorders and child sexual abuse

Commentary
no comments
By Emily T. Troscianko, University of Oxford   “Triggering” is a term that gets bandied about a lot these days. What is triggering really?  ...

Date announced for Shameless! Festival

Shameless! Festival
no comments
Save the date! We are excited to announce the first ever Shameless! Festival will take place on 27 November, alongside a series of digital events...

The Scale and Nature of Child Sexual Abuse: Review of Evidence (June 2021)

"The Scale and Nature of Child Sexual Abuse: Review of Evidence" by Kairika Karsna and Liz Kelly of the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse...

Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy (July 2021)

The Government’s Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy follows the Government’s previous 2010, 2016 and 2019 Strategies which set out their approach to tackling...

End-to-End Rape Review Report on Findings and Actions (June 2021)

End-to-End Rape Review Report on Findings and Actions This report sets out the government’s action plan for improving the Criminal Justice System’s response to rape...

Military Sexual Trauma: Gender, Military Cultures, and the Medicalization of Abuse in Contemporary America

Sexual violence is a serious problem within armed services. This article explores intra-service rape in branches of the U.S. military from the 1990s to the...

Military #MeToo:"From Dismay to Anger" by Joanna Bourke

Military #MeToo
no comments
Military #MeToo: From Dismay to Anger   Joanna Bourke reflects on the devastating conclusions of a report by the Defense Committee (25 July 2021) entitled...

Military #MeToo: "Something Needed to be Done" by Diane Allen

Military #MeToo
no comments
‘Something Needed to be Done’.   Diane Allen, OBE, retired Lieutenant-Colonel and author, discusses the potential implications of the  recently released House of Commons Defence...

Military #MeToo: "Are Women in the Military Being Listened To?" by Julie Wheelwright

Military #MeToo
no comments
Are Women in the Military Being Listened to? An exploration of crucial reforms currently being considered in British, Canadian and US armed forces   Julie...

Military #MeToo

Commentary
no comments
Watch this space! The British military is having its own #MeToo moment. Increasingly, servicewomen and men have been coming forward to speak about sexual harassment...
Beam of light against cement wall. Photo by Callum Wale on Unsplash

Spotlight On: Dr Kyllie Cripps

Spotlight On
no comments
In this edition of Spotlight On, SHaME's Principal Investigator Prof Joanna Bourke interviews Dr Kyllie Cripps from the University of New South Wales in Australia.
Beam of light against cement wall. Photo by Callum Wale on Unsplash

Spotlight On: Prof Aisha K Gill CBE

Spotlight On
no comments
In this edition of Spotlight On, SHaME's Principal Investigator Prof Joanna Bourke interviews Prof Aisha K Gill CBE from the University of Roehampton.