Stalking, trolling and cyberbullying - Sisters in Crime's 13th Law Week event

Sisters in Crime

Event Date: 
17 May 2019
Author / Presenters: 
Ginger Gorman, Emma A Jane, Rachel Cassidy & Wendy Tuohy

Ginger Gorman, Emma A Jane, and Rachel Cassidy talk to The Age journalist Wendy Tuohy about the newish crime of cyberhate and the not-so-new crime of stalking, and the devastating, sometimes deadly, effects these crimes can have on people’s lives.

Ginger Gorman is a Canberra-based journalist and the author of Troll Hunting: Inside the world of online hate and its fallout (Hardie Grant, 2019), which she wrote after becoming a victim of trolls who also threatened her family.

Sydney writer and academic, Emma A Jane, is the author of Misogyny Online: A short (and brutish) history (SAGE Publications, 2018) which explores the worldwide phenomenon of gendered cyberhate and how the architecture of the cybersphere offers users unprecedented opportunities to engage in this form of hate speech.

Melbourne author, Rachel Cassidy, was inspired to Stalked: The human target (Rockpool Publishing, 2018) after being stalked herself. She gives a perceptive analysis of stalking from the inside – told by the targets, the stalkers, and the experts who deal with the havoc wreaked by people who harass or persecute others with unwanted and obsessive attention. Stalking is a crime experienced by a shockingly high proportion of the population – not just by celebrities, but by ordinary people.

Wendy Tuohy has had a long career as a news journalist, features writer and columnist for the Herald Sun and now for The Age. She is a regular TV and radio commentator on social issues, appearing on ABC News Breakfast, Today Extra, A Current Affair, ABC Radio Melbourne, Radio National and 3AW. She is a Women in Media Victoria mentor.

6 for .6.30pm, Friday May 17 - Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University City Queen Street Campus, Lecture Theatre G02, 295 Queen Street, Melbourne

$20; $15 concession; $12 Sisters in Crime and Writers Victoria members
Tickets not sold prior to the event will be available at the door for $22 / $18 / $15
Men or ‘brothers-in-law’ welcome