Damned Whores and God's Police

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Penguin Books, 2002 - Women - 582 pages
Feminist study, first published 1975, of how Australia's history and culture have limited women's roles in society. Includes the Introduction from 2nd, 1994 edition, which discusses changes relevant to each original chapter and comments on issues still requiring change. Also restores the concluding chapter of the first edition. Among the additions is a time-line of womens' achievements. Author is a former consultant to Prime Minister Paul Keating's Office for the Status of Women and currently writes a regular column for the 'Sydney Morning Herald'. Other books include 'Gamble for Power' and 'Ducks on the Pond'.

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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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