Destroying the Joint
Univ. of Queensland Press, 2013 - Literary Collections - 312 pages
Early in September 2012, commentator Alan Jones, responding to a comment by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, said: 'She [Gillard] said that we know societies only reach their full potential if women are politically participating. Women are destroying the joint - Christine Nixon in Melbourne, Clover Moore here. Honestly.' The twitterverse exploded with passionate, disbelieving and hilarious responses, and here in "Destroying the Joint" women reply to this comment and the broader issues of sexism and misogyny in our culture. With Jane Caro editing, this entertaining and thought-provoking collection consists of essays, analysis, memoir, fiction and more, from a variety of Australian women writers.
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