In 1968, some activists demonstrated against the Miss America beauty pageant and threw objects of “female oppression” – bras, high-heeled shoes, girdles, curlers – into a trash can. They were arguing about liberation – there was never any bra-burning – but the myth of the feminist as a bra-burner was created by the western media. There was also a crucial word missed in the description of the trashed bras.
Month: January 2012
Book one of my Australian Women Writers Challenge.
Does Mim sound like a goody two-shoes? She isn’t.
Does she know everything? She doesn’t. But she does know you don’t walk too close to the Tarrant house.
Anyone up for a meet-up in Melbourne? Sunday 8 Jan, From 11.30 am (late arrivals fine!), Portland Hotel, 127 Russell St (cnr Lt Collins – NW corner).
We will be in the casual bar area.
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