The new books of Guardian political reporter Amy Remeikis (On Reckoning) and criminal lawyer Katrina Marson (Legitimate Sexpectations) shine a light on the complicity of our political and justice systems in entrenching misogyny and sexual violence.
Remeikis and Marson come together to share their unique perspectives – Remeikis as a journalist in the Canberra press gallery and Marson as a sexual offences prosecutor – on consent, safeguarding sexual wellbeing, shifting power structures and their hopes for change, with Sophie Black.
Katrina Marson has been researching the protective power of sex-ed to prevent sexual violence and safeguard sexual wellbeing for a decade. She has been a criminal lawyer since 2013, primarily in the areas of family violence and sexual offences. On secondment for two years, Katrina led the implementation of the Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission's criminal justice recommendations in the ACT before returning to the ACT DPP as a senior prosecutor in the Sexual Offences Unit. She undertook a Churchill Fellowship in 2019 researching the implementation of relationships and sexuality education overseas. She is the lead researcher of primary prevention at Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy and is the President of the Relationships and Sexuality Education Alliance in the ACT.