Last week a casual anecdote in a conference speech by Jen McCreight started a whole lot of balls rolling.
He sent an email to a Queensland feminist about the superiority of men, telling her to “get a life” and calling her a “sourpuss” for writing an opinion piece about the need for more women in parliament. Some media advisor, eh?
This rather highlighted in my mind exactly how rarely this happens in the media. Teenage girls as experts in their own experience?
An extra review for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – Monkey Grip by Helen Garner
If we use the intentions and feelings of privileged people to determine when bigotry occurs, you will find that no one is bigoted by that definition.
Jo Tamar’s fourth review for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – Unpolished Gem by Alice Pung.
Jo Tamar’s third review for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – We of the Never Never by Mrs Aeneas Gunn.
if your solution to sexist abuse on the internet is, “Just don’t let anyone know your gender, or see a picture of you, or ever mention where you live”, you are so fucking awful, I can’t even.
After years of apparently expecting his professor wife to work second shift, and suddenly finding that domestic work is not as easy as he thought: Cretaceous manchild virologist cracks “men hunt, women gather” shopping joke as if it’s novel and hilarious…
One woman’s experience of entering the political arena.