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Blurred Lines: The Intersections of Gendered Harm in Rural Australia  

Author:  Skye Saunders.

Source: Volume 11, Number 02, Fall 2018 , pp.75-84(10)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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In this article, author Skye Saunders explains the unique and intricate challenges encountered by Australian women who work in rural areas, typically in a workplace peopled almost entirely by males. The circumstances faced by female workers in the outback are relatively extreme; such women are isolated, working far away from population centers under the eyes of males who hold a macho mentality and consider sexual harassment a sport. It is no surprise, then, that such female workers experience high levels of sexual harassment and other gender based victimization.

Keywords: Continuum of Gendered Harm

Affiliations:  1: Australian National University College of Law.

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