Damned Whores and God's Police

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Penguin Books, 1994 - Women - 549 pages
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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User Review  - ElizabethCromb - LibraryThing

An excellent presentation of the history of the role of women in Australian society and why we find ourselves in the situation that we were in the early to mid 70's. Interesting to read in 2019 knowing what has and has not changed since then. Read full review

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It might seem like reading a 700 page book about women in another country halfway across the world would have little reward. In fact, I was worried that might be the case. I was wrong about that. In ... Read full review


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