Edition 40: WOMEN & POWER
The empowerment of women it is one of the most remarkable revolutions of the past century. But like all good revolutions it is still not settled.
In a generation women have taken control of their economic fate, risen to the most powerful political positions in the land and climbed to the top of the corporate ladder.
However, there still remains vast inequality between men and women across all measures, from economics to opportunity to security. Does access to power equate to actual power?
In WOMEN & POWER, Griffith REVIEW explores the changing relationship between women and power in public and private spheres, here and abroad.
Are women accepted as equal partners in politics in Australia? Would the introduction of quotas mean that men with higher merit are overlooked?
Should a woman act as 'one of the boys' in order to get ahead? Can a woman be too good at sport? Are women their own worst enemy?
Does the cut of Julia Gillard's jacket matter?
WOMEN & POWER brings provocative and insightful perspectives on these questions and many more through a fascinating mix of memoir, reportage, essays and fiction.
Contributors include Anne Summers, Chris Wallace, Mary Delahunty, Jo Chandler, Mischa Merz, Tegan Bennett Daylight and many more...
Edition 40: WOMEN & POWER Video
Life as a young, female, Islamic, oil rig engineer
Yassmin Abdel-Magied talks to Jane Hutcheon on ABC TV about life as a young Muslim woman working in the field of engineering. » Watch
Mary Delahunty talking WOMEN & POWER
If you missed Mary Delahunty talking WOMEN & POWER on ABC TV's The Drum with Julia Baird, don't despair! Mary's interview is around the 35 minute mark. » Watch
Edition 40: WOMEN & POWER Audio
What is behind the sexism in
Listen as WOMEN & POWER contributors, Bronwyn Adcock and Mischa Merz, discuss fists, waves and sexism in sport on ABC RN Life Matters. » Listen
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A most powerful woman
League of their own
Acting for women, peace
|Kate Galloway The unwritten rulesJust getting on with it is
not an option
|Suvi Mahonen —
The fig tree
Wonderful new fiction
|Briony Scott A principal's view
Expect more to get more
|Kate Veitch Moments alone
Reserved for grace
|Moya Costello and
Patricia Costello I don't remember
A singular history of drinking
|Kieran Finnane A bleak set of numbers
The violence against women
at the heart of Australia