Damned whores and God's police

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Penguin Books, Jan 4, 1994 - History - 549 pages
in 1975 Anne Summers set out to describe the way in which Australia's history and culture had limited women's participation in our own society. The result was a devastating and totally original view of Australia that had a profound effect on a generation of women, a book that stands beside the best of feminist literature and Australian history. Two decades after Damned Whores and God's Police was first published, Anne Summers has returned to her classic study, adding two substantial new chapters to the core of her book. Here she assesses what we have achieved and takes an impassioned and heartfelt look at the modern women's movement. in telling the story of the creation of that movement, Anne Summers provides a call to action for the generation born since Damned Whores and God's Police first appeared.

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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

Contents

Introduction to the New Edition
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Introduction
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PART ONE THE NEXUS OF OPPRESSION
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Copyright

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