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The Misogyny Factor - Anne Summers

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In 2012, Anne Summers gave two landmark speeches about women in Australia, attracting more than 120,000 visits to her website. Within weeks of their delivery Prime Minister Julia Gillards own speech about misogyny and sexism went viral and was celebrated around the world. Summers makes the case that Australia, the land of the fair go, still hasnt figured out how to make equality between men and women work. She shows how uncomfortable we are with the idea of women with political and financial power, let alone the reality. Summers dismisses the idea that we should celebrate progress for women as opposed to outright success. She shows what success will look like.

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Anne Summers PhD AO (born 12 March 1945) is a writer and columnist, is best known as a leading feminist, editor and publisher. She was formerly Australia's First Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Status of Women. Her long-term partner is Chip Rolley, the 2010 Creative Director of the Sydney Writers' Festival.

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    Good value. Worth serious consideration.

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          Everyone - men and women - should read this!

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            Required reading for those interested in politics,especially in regard to our first female Prime Minister

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            The book outlines the undermining of out ousted female prime minister. It gives a perspective on the treatment of women in politics and in many positions of power not generally refered to in the media but felt by women, particularly by women who have fought for equality in their jobs. Women who feel it is time that their views were represented.
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            ISBN: 9781742233840
            ISBN-10: 1742233848
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 192
            Published: 1st June 2013
            Publisher: UNSW Press
            Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5  x 1.8
            Weight (kg): 0.2