Stalking, trolling & cyberbullying – Law Week event

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Friday 17 May 2019

Come along to this Sisters in Crime event, presented with VU's Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, to hear journalists and authors discuss these modern crimes.

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.

Bookings for this event are essential, so to avoid disappointment book your ticket now! Doors open at 6pm with the panel discussion commencing at 6.30pm sharp.

Sisters in Crime is again proud to join forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, to present its 13th Law Week event, kindly sponsored by Victoria Law Foundation.


Ginger Gorman

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: ‘I’m Jewish, I’m a feminist, I’m left-wing, I’m in a mixed-race marriage, I’m in the media. I tick every single box.’

Ginger decided to go online to find out what motivated the trolls – young white men – and what triggered their extreme anger and hatred of women. She also tells the victims’ stories, linking cyberhate to real-life crimes. Ginger examines the feeble job social media companies are doing to curb online hatred, discusses the multi-faceted problems faced by law enforcement, and talks to academics and experts from all sides of the debate.

Emma A Jane

Misogyny Online: A short (and brutish) history (SAGE Publications, 2018) by Sydney writer Emma A Jane 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. A leading international researcher in this field, Emma weaves together data and theory from multiple disciplines and expresses her findings in a style that is engaging, witty and powerful.

Rachel Cassidy

Stalked: The human target (Simon & Schuster, 2018) by Melbourne author Rachel Cassidy, is 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. Rachel, herself the target of a stalker, recounts victims’ stories and the devastating effects this crime has had on their lives, especially when the stalker’s behaviour becomes violent.

Wendy Tuohy

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.


  • $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

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Sir Zelman Cowen Centre
Victoria University City Queen Street Campus
Lecture Theatre G02, 295 Queen Street, Melbourne
(enter from Little Lonsdale Street)


For additional information contact:

Carmel Shute
0412 569 356
[email protected]

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17 May 2019, 6:00pm to 7:00pm


City Queen: 295 Queen Street 295 Queen Street

Lecture Theatre G02