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
Let’s make politicians great again23 January, 2017By Anne Summers As we all wait in fear and trepidation to see what the new US President Donald Trump will do, to his country and to the world, including our region, it is utterly dispiriting to realise how ill-equipped our own political leaders are. They are not providing us with guidance or reassurance and…
Our honours system does not reflect who we are7 January, 2017By Anne Summes Many Australians like to think of the British as stuffy, toffy and class-bound by their centuries of royal and aristocratic hierarchy and privilege. This view was reinforced by the parliamentarians’ expenses scandal a few years back, when we chortled over the British MP claiming for the maintenance of his moat. We Aussies…
The pitfalls of sharing your name with a sex shop23 December, 2016The pitfalls of sharing your name with a sex shop By Anne Summers Illustration by Cathy Wilcox I get at least one a week. An email from a dissatisfied customer wanting a refund, or to exchange a product, from the Ann Summers sex shop chain. Just last week, this: “I recently purchased a small, pink…
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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.
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