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
When two boys died, the laws changed. Not so with 32 victims of domestic violence in less than a year29 November, 2016By Anne Summers Two years ago, the NSW government introduced drastic laws to restrict the sale of alcohol throughout the city after the violent and unprovoked deaths of two young men in Kings Cross in the previous 18 months. So far this year, according to NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione, there have been 32 homicides as…
The new facts of life for women now Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States20 November, 2016By Anne Summers Illustration by Cathy Wilcox It’s not just that the dream of a woman finally reaching the Oval Office and becoming president of the United States has had to be deferred, heaven knows for how long. It’s not just that the dream of America continuing the civil, considered and so often inspiring conversations…
Clinton’s path to the top bucks the trend8 November, 2016 By Anne Summers If Hillary Clinton wins on November 8 she will have forged a remarkable and unprecedented political trail: the first woman in more than 200 years of American democracy to win the Presidency, and the first former First Lady to become Commander-in-chief. Contrary to what many might think, the latter is in…
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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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