The First Stone: Some Questions about Sex and Power

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Picador Australia, Jan 1, 1995 - Feminism - 222 pages
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In the autumn of 1992, two young women students at Melbourne University went to the police claiming that they had been indecently assaulted at a party. The man they accused was the head of their co-ed residential college. The shock of these charges split the community and painfully focused the debate about sex and power.'This is writing of great boldness and it will wring the heart... an intense, eloquent and enthralling work...'–AUSTRALIAN'This was never going to be an easy book to write, its pages are bathed in anguish and self-doubt, but suffused also with a white-hot anger...'–GOOD WEEKEND'Travelling with Garner along the complex paths of this sad story is, strangely enough, enjoyable. The First Stone [is] a book worth reading for its writing...'–SYDNEY MORNING HERALD '... Garner has ensured one thing: the debate about sexual harassment... will now have a very public airing. And it will have it in the language of experience to which all women and men have access...'–AGE
 

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I had to read this a few times before developing any respect for Garner. This deceivingly seems like a changing of Garner's feminist believes however she slyly infiltrates feminism in passages ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
19
Section 4
49
Section 5
58
Section 6
65
Section 7
73
Section 8
80
Section 15
119
Section 16
121
Section 17
138
Section 18
143
Section 19
167
Section 20
177
Section 21
183
Section 22
193

Section 9
87
Section 10
91
Section 11
102
Section 12
107
Section 13
112
Section 14
114
Section 23
199
Section 24
206
Section 25
211
Section 26
216
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About the author (1995)

Helen Garner was born in Geelong in 1942, and now lives in Sydney. Since her novel 'Monkey Grip' appeared in 1977, she has published four more books of fiction and a great deal of journalism. She wrote the screenplay for the feature movie 'The Last Days of Chez Nous'. This is her first non-fiction book.

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