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This status is largely a sham since it is superficial and is by no means an
adequate compensation for the demands of the role. But most women have
accepted it for it has enabled them to attach value to an activity which is unique to
their sex ...
Gwen Harwood's poem 'Burning Sappho' describes the frustration, anger and,
finally, fury at the never-ending demands made by children, visitors and husband
each time the poet/housewife takes up her pen to write.30 Charmian Clift ...
The initial refusal of these demands prompted women to begin consciously and
critically to examine the roles patriarchal society expected them to fulfil, and to
conclude that they were unjust. Soon the demands swelled to the right to vote in ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ElizabethCromb - www.librarything.com
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Devil_llama - www.librarything.com
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
Part One The Nexus of Oppression
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