Don’t look for justice: Bri Lee’s “Eggshell Skull” shows us who’s boss

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I don't really know quite where to start with this one. I'm sitting here with "Eggshell Skull" in my lap; it's beautiful pastel pink cover, which stares up at me with seemingly unsuspecting innocence, still draws me in for what was once a casual flick through it's pages. Only now, this action is impregnated with … Continue reading Don’t look for justice: Bri Lee’s “Eggshell Skull” shows us who’s boss

Embracing vulnerability: how Mari Andrew encourages us to feel like kids again in order to grow up

A few weeks ago I was thrilled to be included in the Melbourne audience of a live interview session with Mari Andrew. When I discovered that this event, "Mari Andrew on Growing Up," was coming to Melbourne you can count on the fact that I let out a little squeal. I was so excited to … Continue reading Embracing vulnerability: how Mari Andrew encourages us to feel like kids again in order to grow up

Will any boys be reading Robert Webb’s “How Not to be a Boy?”

Part memoir, part call to arms for all men and boys against toxic masculinity, could this be the perfect partner in crime, the male equivalent, for Clementine Ford's "Fight Like a Girl?" The title had me sold. The words inside were quite good also. Not quite a fan of "Peep Show" myself, I was formerly unaware … Continue reading Will any boys be reading Robert Webb’s “How Not to be a Boy?”

The call to arms we all needed but didn’t know it: Clementine Ford’s “Fight Like a Girl”

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I vaguely remember being drawn to the loud cover of Clementine Ford's "Fight Like a Girl" in a bookstore, but choosing to walk past. The bright orange letters in their uncontrite font seemed to be asking, no, demanding something of me and I will not be spoken to like that. It was clear that anger … Continue reading The call to arms we all needed but didn’t know it: Clementine Ford’s “Fight Like a Girl”

Both still outragingly relevant: “The Vagina Monologues” and “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer”

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On a whim, I picked myself up a copy of Eve Ensler's collection of writings to stop violence against women - "A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer."  Hate to be the bearer of irritatingly devastating news but after being first published in 2007, more than a decade later this work is still so … Continue reading Both still outragingly relevant: “The Vagina Monologues” and “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer”