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They chained themselves to buildings, entered male-only pubs and were dragged out by police. The documentary Brazen Hussies tells the story of the warriors of second wave feminism.
A modern portrait of Jeanne Barret disguised as a man, based on the author’s interpretation.
Fresh research casts new light on a boldly unconventional woman who cross-dressed as a man to join a French naval sea voyage.
The (all male) members of the commission of the League of Nations. For Australia, the League’s establishment marked the beginning of our independence on the global stage.
The League of Nations was established 100 years ago today. This precursor to the United Nations was dominated by men but many Australian women worked hard to gain a voice there.
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Not everyone won the vote in 1918, and not everyone is living their best life now.
Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia Pankhurst: a family at war with itself.
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Sylvia Pankhurst’s book is the dominant narrative of the time, but was she unfair to her sister Christabel?
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The women’s magazine formula runs deep in many online publications branded as ‘feminist’. While the personal was once deemed political, the emphasis now is on adapting to the status quo - not changing it.
You may never have heard of this heroine of emancipation.
She didn’t even believe in equality, but this Victorian woman’s personal struggle against her husband became a matter of national importance.
Miller achieved a public voice even before she had the vote.
Alice Duer Miller’s analysis of contemporary politics not only made anti-suffragist politicians look stupid. It also made her (and women like her) look completely capable of participating in the political sphere.
Anne Summers’ 1975 book was, and remains, remarkable for a number of reasons.
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Anne Summers’ ambitious 1975 book reframed Australian history by placing women at its centre. It was a book of its time. But its groundbreaking approach ensures it is also a book for today.
Clare Wright’s Forgotten Rebels of Eureka has been justly praised - and it’s an important addition to Australian feminist history.
Clare Wright’s The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka (2013) is a career-defining work of scholarship and storytelling. The significance of her historical intervention and the power and flair of Wright’s narrative…