National Library of Australia

Enjoy a CovidSafe visit to the National Library. Read more...

You must be logged in to Tag Records
Unfinished business : sex, freedom and misogyny / Anna Goldsworthy
Bib ID 6289446
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Goldsworthy, Anna, author
 
Description Collingwood, Vic. : Black Inc., 2013 
126 pages ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781863956024
Series

Quarterly essay (Melbourne, Vic.) ; issue 50 (2013). 1444-884X

Summary

Western women today have unprecedented freedom and power. In Australia we have a female prime minister and governor-general; women are at the forefront of almost every area of public life. Yet when Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech ricocheted around the world, it clearly touched a nerve. Why? For young women in particular, it is both rewarding and confusing. What cultural messages do they receive about work and home, about sex and their bodies? Why do so many reject the feminist label? And why does pop culture wink at us with storylines featuring submissive women, from Mad Men to 50 Shades of Grey to the darker recesses of pornography? With piercing insight, Anna Goldsworthy lays bare the dilemmas of being a woman today and asks how women can truly become free agents.

Full contents Includes correspondence : Andrew Charlton, Jim Chalmers, Peter Brent, Russell Marks, Guy Rundle, Louise Tarrant, Troy Bramston, Nicholas Reece, Mark Latham. 
Notes

Cover title.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 70-79)

Subjects Misogyny.  |  Women -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.  |  Women -- Australia -- Social conditions -- 21st century  |  Women's rights.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Charlton, Andrew, 1978-, correspondent  |  Chalmers, Jim, correspondent  |  Brent, Peter, 1931-, correspondent  |  Marks, Russell, correspondent  |  Rundle, Guy, correspondent  |  Tarrant, Louise, correspondent  |  Bramston, Troy, correspondent  |  Reece, Nicholas, correspondent  |  Latham, Mark, 1961-, correspondent
Also Titled

QE 50 2013

Online

    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Details Collect From
    NL 994.005 AUS
    Copy: NL pbk
    Main Reading Room
    N 994.005 AUS
    Copy: N pbk
    Main Reading Room

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.