Damned Whores and God's Police
Feminist perspective first published in 1975 of how Australia's history and culture have limited women's roles in society. A new introduction discusses changes relevant to each original chapter and comments on issues still requiring change. The final chapter of the first edition, an attempt to look into the future, is replaced with an analysis of the women's movement from 1975-93. Summers is a former consultant to Prime Minister Paul Keating's Office for the Status of Women and currently editor of 'Good Weekend' magazine.
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