Baroness Lola Young joins as judge for revamped Staunch Prize

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One of the new judges, Dominic Wilmott, is the author of research around perceptions or rape in the justice system, namely the definition of rape myths as “attitudes and beliefs that, while inaccurate, are often used to justify or discount sexual aggression, including rape, and are endorsed by a wide cross-section of people”. 

He said: "Staunch is a fantastic concept and a great example of another innovate way of drawing attention to the normalisation of violence against women in popular culture. By challenging these norms and acceptance of violence against women in popular fiction, Staunch will hopefully make people think critically about the real life harm that underlies sensationalised ‘fictional’ stories.”

Period18 Feb 2019

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  • TitleBaroness Lola Young joins as judge for revamped Staunch Prize
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletthe bookseller.com
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/02/19
    DescriptionThe Staunch Book Prize has returned for a second year with a new judging panel of Baroness Lola Young, academic Dr Dominic Willmott and US editor Elaine Richard.

    One of the new judges, Dominic Wilmott, is the author of research around perceptions or rape in the justice system, namely the definition of rape myths as “attitudes and beliefs that, while inaccurate, are often used to justify or discount sexual aggression, including rape, and are endorsed by a wide cross-section of people”. ...looked at how preconceptions that jurors hold about rape can affect the outcomes of trials, studying this issue for his PHh, through a series of mock trials and survey work
    URLhttps://www.thebookseller.com/news/staunch-prize-reopens-new-political-focus-rape-myth-acceptance-954191
    PersonsDominic Willmott