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
‘A beaut bird’. The Margaret Whitlam Oration20 October, 2016by Anne Summers I am so honoured to be here and to have the opportunity to pay tribute to the memory of Margaret Whitlam – and to support the work of my local member, the deputy leader of the federal Opposition, the Hon Tanya Plibersek. I have called my remarks, ‘A beaut bird’ which is…
Why would Republicans back away from Donald Trump? Their views on women are much the same.20 October, 2016by Anne Summers Photograph: Bloomberg It’s been hilarious watching Republicans running away from Donald Trump this past week because their party’s nominee for President was revealed as a self-incriminating foul-mouthed sexual harasser. I loved the way most of them invoked a wife or other female family member as a rationale for their defection. The release…
Banning greyhound racing is a part of the war on Sydney’s working class20 October, 2016 By Anne Summers Photograph: Anthony Johnson When I first arrived in Sydney in the early 1970s I lived for a time in Glebe and this was where I first saw greyhounds. I was fascinated by the ritual of these sleek dogs, as trim and taut as their owners, slinking through the narrow streets…
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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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