A Note from filmmaker Tracy Schott, host, Voices4Change Radio —We are honored to have the opportunity to introduce you to Dr. Rae Taylor, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Criminology and Justice at Loyola University New Orleans.
This truly amazing advocate for women studies lethal and nonlethal interpersonal violence, specializing in violence against women. Her work has been published in many scholarly journals and books, which brought her work with Tracy Schott and her documentary, the focus of the October 2020 issue of Inkandescent Women magazine.
Before academia, Rae worked as a victim advocate for the Office of the State Attorney in Florida, where she worked with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and other violent crimes. She remains active as a volunteer advocate in New Orleans.
On today’s episode, Tracy and Rae discuss:
- the story behind the horrible statistic that one in three women will be the victim of abuse in her lifetime
- the problem that the media too often favors the attacker, and why
- what can be done to teach reporters about intimate partner violence so they can better cover domestic abuse cases
- the role of researchers in uncovering trends around the world of women who have been abused
- And so much more!