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Articles from Vol. 22, No. 1, 1996

Australasian Lesbian Movement, 'Claudia's Group' and Lynx: 'Non-Political' Lesbian Organisation in Melbourne, 1969-1980
Australasian Lesbian Movement, `Claudia's Group' and Lynx: `Non-Political' Lesbian Organisation in Melbourne, 1969-1980In a 1994 article published in Hecate, Clive Moore was only able to point to Liz Ross's `Escaping the Well of Loneliness' and two short...
Communion
CommunionI did not choose to eat alone, but the dinner waits, company enough. The scent of sambal at the door fills my mouth with saliva. I smell cinnamon and sweat. The chatter in the room clothes me. One chair at the table. One flower in the vase....
Editorial
EditorialWith the advent in recent months of a conservative Liberal/National Coalition government in Australia -- and also in Queensland, making New South Wales the only State with a Labor administration -- there has been a considerable change in the...
From Letters to Huldah
Friday January 27, '89 Dear Huldah, When you said you'd be interested to hear more about The Buttonhole, my mind became a patchwork of memories. I think every Sydneysider my age and even younger has not only heard of it but also at some time hired a...
From the Female Man to the Virtual Girl: Whatever Happened to Feminist SF?
From The Female Man To the Virtual Girl: Whatever Happened To Feminist SF?Two events prompted the decision to investigate the current state of feminist science fiction. The first was my recent rereading of Joanna Russ' The Female Man,(1) that quintessential...
Hettie Ross Formerly Hedwig Weitzel
Hettie Ross Formerly Hedwig WeitzelHettie Weitzel's earliest recollections were memories of New Zealand's North Island. Her childhood and adolescence were spent in Wellington at a time when the labour movement there reflected the militant and volatile...
How Do Detectives Make Love?
How Do Detectives Make Love?how did my parents make love/ was it in the 1950sway/ in their pyjamas under the blankets/ could myfather switch off from his job as he switched thelight off/ when he made love with my mother in thedark/ did they laugh/ even...
Letters
Letters1.I look at the words crisp-printed black against the white, and I write the story of while on my way down the garden path to the letterbox to meet the fading blow of the postman's whistle, down a garden path of fox gloves purple scented sticky...This...
'Me Operation:' Abortion and Class in Australian Women's Novels, 1920-1950
`Me Operation:' Abortion and Class in Australian Women's Novels, 1920s-1950...she thought of all the women there were in the ward where they had taken Olly; they seemed to stretch in an infinite row of white beds; women who were the broken spears of...
'Me Operation:' Abortion and Class in Australian Women's Novels, 1920s-1950
. . . she thought of all the women there were in the ward where they had taken Olly; they seemed to stretch in an infinite row of white beds; women who were the broken spears of a revolution against the future, who had said 'Stop' to a Juggernaut . ....
Sorrow Stories
Sorrow StoriesIntroduction: Little Girl SorrowShe lies curled in a foetal ball, clutching a broken doll. An action type doll, army warrior doll, female by its gloss lips, anime blue eyes, black shiny hair, plastic moulded breasts. Similar to Wonderwoman,...
"The Incompetent, Barbarous Old Lady Round the Corner': The Image of the Backyard Abortionist in Pro-Abortion Politics
`The Incompetent, Barbarous Old Lady Round the Corner': The Image of the Backyard Abortionist in Pro-abortion PoliticsThe image of the backyard abortionist has a powerful currency in the discourse of the contemporary pro-choice movement in Australia,...
The Last Guitar
The Last GuitarA guitar traditionally has three strings made out of gut and three of silk. Silk can be flimsy and elusive so those strings are tempered by a covering of fine silver wire which gives them longevity. Before the guitar came the lute, a full-bodied,...
The Moulding of Menials: The Making of the Aboriginal Female Domestic Servant in Early Twentieth Century Queensland
At the turn of the century, a domestic servant was often conventionally known by the euphemism of 'slavey,' a corruption of 'slave' and a reflection upon the poor pay, bad conditions, back-breaking work, high surveillance and low status which invariably...
The Noise That the House Made
The Noise That the House Madethe noise the bedroom made was her numbdetermination/ as she hacksawed theirmarital bed in two/ she said: he can'thurt my feelings because i haven't gotany/ so that each stale half restedquietly & separately/ growing...
The Phoenix and the Dragon
The Phoenix and the DragonIt used to be all so lushMonique sayswe stare from the apartmentat the brown steep hillterraced with stoneswe can see long black scarswhere the bamboo and vineswere raked into bundlesfor burningthere is a low shackclose against...
The River Ophelia: Trawling the 'Net
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 12:12:12 GMT +9:30 From: <PAUL W6Business.ntu.edu.au> Subject: generation X and dirty criticism 'X' merely marks the spot; it is up to whoever-marketers, critics etc-to give this spot a sociospatial meaning. The `shock/horror'...
The Search for Xiao Li's Head: A Magical Tale of Female Re-Memberment
The Search for Xiao Li's Head: A Magical Tale of Female Re-MembermentOnce upon a time in a country far far away (some say it was somewhere between the great mountains and China but most say it really does not matter for the story could have happened...
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