Interview – Laura Jackson, creator of ‘Handle It’

During the week I had a chat to Laura Jackson, writer and performer of the feminist play Handle It. This is an original piece that tackles sexuality, relationships, domestic violence and rape in the internet age. I did some research before the interview and discovered that there are a lot of conversations happening at the moment about gender equality and domestic violence. Our current Australian of the year, Rosie Batty, became a campaigner against family violence after her son was tragically killed by her abusive ex-partner. In the past week, the federal government has commissioned the University of Melbourne to develop a new strategy for organisations to create gender equality...