Through the eyes of five remarkable women, Clare Wright explores the battle for women’s votes. Wright reestablishes these forgotten suffragettes and ensures that history will remember their inspiring example.
Equal parts funny, empowering and moving, Lindy West’s book of essays The Witches Are Coming focuses on feminism and protest, asking us not to despair, but to be empowered and to act.
Based on his original article, David Leser investigates the origins, perpetuation and consequences of male violence in his insightful and powerful new book.
It’s Not About the Burqa Ed. Mariam Khan Pan Macmillan The burqa has been the centrepiece of polarising debates surrounding Islamophobia in the last two decades. In Australia, Pauline Hanson shocked the nation in 2017 by entering the Senate donned in a black burqa in a call to make the garment illegal. In Britain, Boris […]
Amanda Montell explores the intersection between language and feminism, and how minorites can wield power through language.
In Amirah Al Wassif’s poem, she captures the cadence of many women’s voices and unites them all with a sense of resilience and hope.
A Free Flame: Australian Women Writers and Vocation in the Twentieth Century Ann-Marie Priest When a voice speaks from a burning bush, you do what it says. So I imagine, anyway – I’ve never heard a voice in a burning bush. Ruth Park probably never did either, but it was her way of conveying that […]
How much have things really changed in the art world? The Guerrilla Girls showcase a comparative port folio at the NGV.
Sally Percival Wood’s book, Dissent: The student press in 1960s Australia, exemplifies the power students can wield against social and political injustices.
Spoken word artist Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa tells the story behind her name.