Justice Is Now | The Podcast

S1 E4 Gemma Malfesi Part 2

November 27, 2023 Leonie
Justice Is Now | The Podcast
S1 E4 Gemma Malfesi Part 2
Show Notes

Key points from the episode:

  • The desire for safe strong convictions, and for the voice of the survivor not to be silenced or lost.
  • Court logistics to protect the survivor from the court experience.
  • More on rape myths.
  • Appropriate and kind ways for the defence to operate.
  • Why kissing somebody in a nightclub is not a permission slip for sex
  • The difference between banter and harassment
  • The need to be comfortable with this uncomfortable conversation.
  • How the authorities – all of them and institutions must understand perpetrator behaviour.
  • Why the onus is always on the survivor and why this needs to change.
  • The need for a complete overhaul .


If you have been affected by anything discussed here, or you need more information, here are a list of helpful resources to reach out to:

National Rape Crisis Helpline (open to all, male, female, non-binary...)
0808 500 2222

Trafford Rape Crisis Centre (TRC) (Manchester based but open to all)


Office Phone: 0161 968 2820

Helpline Phone: 0161 647 7559