Getting Equal: The History of Australian Feminism

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Allen & Unwin, 1999 - History - 316 pages
Getting Equal is the first full-length history of the movements - and their feisty, ebullient, determined leaders - who fought for women's political and economic rights, sexual and drinking rights, the right to control their bodies and their destinies.
In this study, historian Marilyn Lake challenges common misconceptions and offers new interpretations of a politics that has swung between an emphasis on women's difference from men and a demand for the same rights as men. It is her hope that a knowledge of the complexity of the past will enable us to be more clear-sighted about what remains to be done.

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About the author (1999)

Marilyn Lake, now Professor of History at La Trobe University, joined the Women's Liberation movement in Hobart in 1972 and first lectured in women's history at Monash University in 1979. Co-author of the prize-winning Creating a Nation, she is recognised as the leading expert on the history of feminism in Australia.

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