36% of those surveyed witnessed sexual harassment at UWA in 2016, a figure substantially higher than the 25% mean across the other universities surveyed. In 70% of cases, the perpetrator of most recent sexual harassment was a fellow student from UWA. In 78% of cases, the perpetrator was male.
The choice to re-contextualise the play within the bookend of a contemporary bookclub was clumsy. The beginning and ending lines of 1984 are some of the most artfully emphatic in all modern literature, and editorialising them was painfully unnecessary. Harry Sanderson reviews.