Are Australian women still damned whores or God’s police?
This updated version of Anne’s classic book, argues that these stereotypes persist. This new edition contains the prefaces from each printing over 40 years, including the controversial ‘Letter to the next generation’ from 1994, and an updated timeline.
Anne will speak about the book at the following libraries and festivals:
12-14 August Bendigo Writers Festival
26 August Canberra Writers Festival
26 August – 4 September Melbourne Writers Festival
24 November Ashfield Library
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Dr Tim Flannery
February 2016 was the hottest February on record. See one of the world’s leading writers on climate change, Dr Tim Flannery, in conversation with Anne. Does he think it’s too late or does he still have hope for our planet?
Anne Summers Reports: highlights from our archives
Tim Flannery’s first love was fossils. Then he became entranced by mammals but it was not until a government asked him to report on threats to the environment that the man who had discovered more new species than Darwin realized the threat to our very existence posed by climate change. He decided he had to do something about it. Anne Summers reports.
The Australian book industry has had a turbulent few years as supermarkets moved in, readers turned to ebooks and the traditional publishing model faltered but, as Foong Ling Kong
reports, publishers and bookstores are now facing the realities of their changed world.
It’s a pill proven to prevent HIV, so why is there so much resistance to taking it and, asks David Hay, why are those who do derided as “sluts” and “whores”?
Gallery: Rod McCrae
CRYING OUT LOUD, 2010
Z IS FOR ZEBRA, 2010
Opinion: articles and speeches by Anne Summers
Women force changes at Fox News after Ailes sexual harassment scandal24 July, 2016Picture: Reuters/Fred Prouser by Anne Summers If you thought the shenanigans at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland were the weirdest thing happening in America this week, you would be wrong. Mind-boggling and frightening as it is, the Trump circus is almost being outplayed by a high-powered drama that will have equally potent ramifications for…
Are women on the brink of gaining global economic and financial power?10 July, 2016The last frontier for women in power is finally in sight Date July 9, 2016 by Anne Summers Consider this: within six months, by the end of January when the next US president is sworn in, it is highly likely that three of the world’s top five economies will be run by women, at a…
Women are behind from the start27 June, 2016By Anne Summers Illustration by Simon Bosch Is it coincidence or is it causal? Is there a correlation between the number of women holding seats, or likely to win one next Saturday, and that federal parliamentary party’s policy on women? Can we see a connection between numbers of women and quality of policy? At first…
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Andrew Mcmillen met Anne in South Brisbane for a conversation which touches on how she became a contributing writer to Australian newspapers and radio while still a child; the difficult and lengthy process of writing Damned Whores and God’s Police; how she made the transition from journalism to working for a prime minister – twice! – in 1983 and 1992.
Are women suffering the greatest injustices in human history?
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