Sexual harassment in New Zealand sport and sexual violence at sports events plus cricket tactics with White Ferns Coach
Fair Play, hosted by Zoe George, is a co-production of WiSP Sports & Radio New Zealand
Podcast length 25 mins
Zoe George is joined by guest co-host Judy O’Brien who is program co-ordinator at the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network. Sport is a microcosm of society and sexual abuse is happening in all walks of life. We are seeing it in Hollywood, and in NZ allegations are coming out of top law firms. Sports has also been on the radar with USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar sentenced for abusing more than 150 people. This week it’s been revealed that hundreds of cases of sexual abuse had been covered up by USA Swimming, with some media outlets reporting more than 590 victims across various levels of the sport. In the last addition of Fair Play they discussed sexual harassment at cricket games, and then more cases of it have appeared in the media. This has spurred Judy to do something about it.
They talk to newly appointed Wellington City Councillor Fleur Fitzsimons, who’s been given the task of tackling sexual violence in the city – including at sporting events. Elsewhere they look towards the White Ferns playing the Windies with coach Haidee Tiffen talking tactics. And there’s a few quick hits, including an update on the state of the facilities at the Basin Reserve in Zoe’s Potty Parity Patrol!
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