Matt Okine and Gender Inequality in the Australian Comedy Scene

After Matt Okine spoke out about poor gender representation at the ARIAs I wrote my first article for Junkee, on the different ways men and women are treated when they speak out about inequality.

This week comedian Brydie-Lee Kennedy wrote an incredibly important and chilling piece, Men Look After Men: Sexism and Domestic Abuse In The Australian Comedy Community, about the darker side of the Australian comedy ‘boys club’, specifically about how many people working in the scene have protected and defended a comedian who physically and emotionally abused her while they were in a relationship.

While you’re reading, check out Rebecca Shaw’s article, Why the World Needs a Secret Underground Female Mafia, about the way women have to protect each other from abusers, in the face of a society and legal system unable or unwilling to address domestic violence.