When Is Enough Enough? (Or why should young women expect to be groped or harassed every time they go out?)

As regular followers of my blog probably know, I have a bit of a feminist bent. My last post was about heading off to celebrate our daughter's twenty-first birthday in the town where she attends university. Over the last few days we've been chatting and catching up, and one of the subjects that came up … Continue reading When Is Enough Enough? (Or why should young women expect to be groped or harassed every time they go out?)

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A response to the “Women Against Feminism” thing currently creating waves all over social media.

I've had this post percolating for a few weeks, but a few things have distracted me from writing it, but finally, here it is. Some weeks ago I began to notice the whole 'Women Against Feminism' thing taking off. As someone happy to be called a feminist at first I thought it was a joke. … Continue reading A response to the “Women Against Feminism” thing currently creating waves all over social media.

Barbara Jefferis Award Nomination

Barbara Jefferis was an Australian Writer who was the first female president of the Australian Society of Authors. The Australian Society of Authors describes her thus: 'Barbara Jefferis was a feminist, a founding member of the Australian Society of Authors, its first woman President and, in the words of Thomas Keneally, 'a rare being amongst … Continue reading Barbara Jefferis Award Nomination

Enid Blyton, George, and Feminism

A couple of nights ago, I was pounding the streets for exercise with a friend. We'd been chatting to distract ourselves while we scaled some of the steeper streets, and were discussing the books we loved as children. Our conversation turned to our shared love of Enid Blyton.As we headed towards home, we were discussing … Continue reading Enid Blyton, George, and Feminism