Samantha Keene

Samantha Keene is a teaching fellow at Victoria University of Wellington who recently completed a PhD in criminology on the gendered influence of pornography.

Society
Jun 18, 2020

The UK plans to ban the 'rough sex gone wrong' defence. Should we follow?

Widely criticised for its use in the trial of Grace Millane's killer, the 'rough sex' defence is a harrowing ordeal for victims and their families.

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Society
Dec 9, 2019

It's not the step-porn that's a problem, it's the aggression behind it

An academic studying the gendered influence of pornography urges people not to panic, but to be aware of when – and why – pornography becomes problematic.

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Society
Nov 22, 2019

Now there is justice for Grace Millane. For her sake, for all our sakes, let’s now change how we talk about blame

The decision brings justice for Grace's family. But in the course of the trial, and the laying out of her sexual history, we witnessed a mirror of some of the worst elements of our society.

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