The Misogyny Factor

The Misogyny Factor

by Anne Summers
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 01/07/2013

This provocative examination by a media-savvy writer who remains at the forefront of the political debate surrounding gender equality explores why equality between men and women has failed to be achieved in Australia. In 2012, Anne Summers gave two landmark speeches about women in Australia, attracting more than 120,000 visits to her website. Within weeks thereafter, Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s own speech about misogyny and sexism went viral and was celebrated around the world. However, Summers makes the case that Australians are still uncomfortable with the idea of women with political and financial power, let alone the reality, and she dismisses the idea that progress for women—as opposed to outright success—should be celebrated. She then offers an idea of what truly successful gender equality should look like.

Gender studies: women
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
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University of New South Wales Press
Anne Summers

Anne Summers has been prominent in Australian media, politics and feminist activism for the past four decades. She has advised governments, been an award-winning journalist, edited magazines - in Australia and in New York - led the international environmental organisation Greenpeace and even had her image on a postage stamp.

She is the author of eight books, including the classic Damned Whores and God's Police, Ducks on the Pond, The Lost Mother and The Misogyny Factor.

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