Harm - feminism and covid | Maja Graso | Ep.13

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I hope that most of us are fairly happy. But whether we are or not, every one of us, to some degree or another, lives with concerns, perhaps even fears, about harms that may befall us or people that we care about. Our perceptions of potential harms can be influenced by all sorts of factors both external to us – such as what harms we observe – and internal, in other words our state of mind. So people can vary a lot from each other about how they perceive any given potential harm. Now a clear, unambiguous threat such as flood, often triggers coordinated action by people. But potential harms that cannot be seen (such as coercion in the workplace) can often divide people in terms of how they interpret the threat and what should be done about it.

Dr Maja Graso studies what might be called ‘invisible harms’. Why do people interpret and react to ‘invisible harms’ so differently? And whose perception, if anybody’s, about such harms is the ‘right’ one?
PeriodDec 2023
Degree of RecognitionInternational