Boys will be boys: the latest on Mitchell Pearce and Mark Latham
The career of Sydney Roosters captain Mitchell Pearce is in jeopardy, after he was filmed kissing a woman against her will, and simulating a sex act with a dog. A video of the Australia Day incident aired on the Nine Network last night.
He has been stood down from training, and there is speculation it could end his captaincy.
Meanwhile former Labor leader Mark Latham has accused former Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty of exploiting her son Luke’s death as a “Trojan horse of left wing feminism.” In a preview for his upcoming Triple M show, Latham criticised what he calls “political correctness gone berserk.”
Rosie Batty has recently finished her tenure as Australian of the Year. She was recognised for her work in the fight against family violence following the death of her son at the hands of his father. Last year 79 women were murdered, and 3 have been killed this year. But Despite this incident, Latham is in talks to write a column for Victoria newspaper The Age. Jenna Price from the University of Technology, Sydney joins me now to talk about the implications of Mark Latham’s words and the reality of domestic violence.
Producer: Caroline Wagner