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 – 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
MPs need to follow public opinion and decriminalise abortion24 May, 2016Tweet ShareTotal Shares 0By Anne Summers Illustration by Simon Bosch You’d think it would be bleedingly obvious that if 87 per cent of the population agreed with a proposition, then our members of parliament would dutifully and faithfully reflect that view when it came to voting on legislation. We are, after…
Malcolm Turnbull’s indulgence of negative gearing out of kilter with stinginess on childcare3 May, 2016Tweet ShareTotal Shares 0by Anne Summers Illustration by Simon Bosch Have we seriously become the kind of country that is willing to pay for a $300 a week tax deduction to help a one-year-old baby own a property but we are not willing to stump up anything like that sort of money…
ABC’s Q&A program proves that ignorance is still rife about domestic violence18 April, 2016Tweet ShareTotal Shares 0By Anne Summers Illustration by Simon Bosch It was dispiriting, to put it mildly, to hear the views on domestic violence expressed by audience and panel members on the ABC’s Q&A program on Monday night. The questions, and many of the responses, exhibited such woeful, and possibly wilful, ignorance…
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The Bankstown Youth Development Service made this video of the boys at Bankstown Public school as a part of their RESPECT Project. The RESPECT project focuses on early intervention in regards to DV (Domestic Violence). It targets primary school aged boys and runs music workshops with them over a period of 8 to 10 weeks. The project is making a huge difference, young man by young man.