Are Australian women still damned whores or God’s police?
This updated version of Anne’s classic book, argues that these stereotypes persist. This new edition contains the prefaces from each printing over 40 years, including the controversial ‘Letter to the next generation’ from 1994, and an updated timeline.
Anne will speak about the book at the following libraries and festivals:
5 July Five Dock Library
6 July Randwick City Library
5-7 August Byron Bay Writers Festival
12-14 August Bendigo Writers Festival
26 August Canberra Writers Festival
26 August – 4 September Melbourne Writers Festival
24 November Ashfield Library
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Dr Tim Flannery
February 2016 was the hottest February on record. See one of the world’s leading writers on climate change, Dr Tim Flannery, in conversation with Anne. Does he think it’s too late or does he still have hope for our planet?
Anne Summers Reports: highlights from our archives
For three years and three days, Australia grappled with the unprecedented fact of having a woman lead us. As it turned out, we were not very good at it. In her last formal interview before she was voted out of office by her party, Julia Gillard, talks to Anne Summers about being Prime Minister of Australia.
When a list of the “100 greatest artists of all time” leaves out Nina Simone and dozens of other great women, you have to wonder how Rolling Stone got it so wrong.
by Diana Wolfe
The mobile phone has become one of the most revolutionary change tools in Kenya, used to detect malaria outbreaks, update crop prices for farmers, allow banking in remote areas and even, as Judy Kosgei reports, stop crimes while they are being committed.
Gallery: Inaluxe (Jason Odd and Kristina Sostarko)
BLOSSOM 3, 2010, URBAN OUTFITTERS
STILL LIFE , 2014
Opinion: articles and speeches by Anne Summers
Women are behind from the start27 June, 2016Tweet ShareTotal Shares 0By Anne Summers Illustration by Simon Bosch Is it coincidence or is it causal? Is there a correlation between the number of women holding seats, or likely to win one next Saturday, and that federal parliamentary party’s policy on women? Can we see a connection between numbers of women and quality of…
Hillary Clinton’s everlasting battle12 June, 2016Tweet ShareTotal Shares 0Illustration: Simon Bosch By Anne Summers Making history as the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major US political party will probably turn out to be the easiest part of Hillary Clinton’s gruelling trek to the White House. She has to figure out how to campaign against the…
Potts Point vanishes for Wentworth voters1 June, 2016Tweet ShareTotal Shares 0By Anne Summers Illustration: Simon Bosch Spoiler alert: this is a very inner-Sydney story. Who would have thought that an electoral redistribution could cause such existential angst? Location, location, location might be the first rule of real estate but surely it’s immaterial when it comes to casting your federal vote? Not in…
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Andrew Mcmillen met Anne in South Brisbane for a conversation which touches on how she became a contributing writer to Australian newspapers and radio while still a child; the difficult and lengthy process of writing Damned Whores and God’s Police; how she made the transition from journalism to working for a prime minister – twice! – in 1983 and 1992.