Damned Whores and God's Police
Feminist perspective first published in 1975 of how Australia's history and culture have limited women's roles in society. A new introduction discusses changes relevant to each original chapter and comments on issues still requiring change. The final chapter of the first edition, an attempt to look into the future, is replaced with an analysis of the women's movement from 1975-93. Summers is a former consultant to Prime Minister Paul Keating's Office for the Status of Women and currently editor of 'Good Weekend' magazine.
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The income support system is exempt from the operation of the Sex
Discrimination Act, with the result that some forms of discrimination against
women persist. While it could be argued that women here benefitted from such
Male and Female Full-time Workers; Total Income, 1968-1969'! Proportion with
stated income Males Females Cumulative Class Interval Cumulative Class
Interval 0/ 0/ 0/ 0/ /« la la la Total Income Numbers 3,161,800 1,009,000 .f
Although this ...
have deliberately confined ourselves to a study of poverty as determined by the
relationship between the income of a family and its normal needs.'2 It was stated
that a basic-wage concept of poverty would be used, albeit one where 'the ...
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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
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