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Interview with Ruth Hall

Interview with Ruth Hall. [Sound recording] [Special Collections]

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Interview with Ruth Hall by John Clements, recorded at the at Kings Cross Women's Centre, London, England.

Ruth Hall, author of "Ask any woman : a London inquiry into rape and sexual assault : report of the Women's Safety Survey conducted by Women Against Rape" (published 1985) talks with John about the prevalence of sexual assault. Ruth begins by explaining the fallacies of data collection methods - that is, because prevalence statistics are drawn from police statistics, the number of women who have experienced sexual assault is much higher. She also talks about the intersection of race and gender in sexual assault. Similarly, the high occurrence of police assault is also discussed. She outlines many of the barriers to seeking help for women who have been sexually assaulted or raped, namely the social, legal and medical barriers.

PLEASE NOTE: This interview discusses rape and sexual assault.

This sound recording is part of the John Clements Oral History Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: John Clements Oral History Collection
Copyright: © Estate of John Clements
Other Information: This recording was originally made on a 5 inch (13 centimetre) reel to reel tape.
Notes: 1 digital file : 15 MB
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/54822
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