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Articles from Vol. 25, No. 2, October

Alternative Eves
Eve Langley is known in histories of Australian literature as the author of two novels: The Pea-Pickers (1942) and White Topee (1954). The Pea-Pickers' first person account of two cross-dressing sisters, Steve and Blue, working as itinerant impecunious...
Drunken, Selfish 'Boors?' Images of Masculinity in the Dawn
The Dawn was published in Sydney from May 1888 until June 1905. It was the longest running women's journal of its time. As such, it has received a great deal of attention from historians, particularly feminist historians, seeking to understand the...
Dymphna Cusack: Beautiful Exile
An Epistolary and Cautionary Tale Of What Happens to Tall Poppies When They Take On The Big End of Town Ellen (Nell) Dymphna Cusack was born on Sunday 21 September, 1902 in the New South Wales goldmining town of West Wyalong where, in 1896, her...
Editorial
This second number of Hecate in our 25th Anniversary year has a short editorial--for once. This editorial was going to comment upon some more recent developments and debates in the 'second wave,' following on from some of the history of Hecate and...
(En)Gendering the Digital Body: Feminism and the Internet
The 1990s have seen the emergence of a significant new media form. Unparalleled commercial interest has been generated around the Internet which, in terms of its potential impact upon the conduct of Westernised societies, has been compared to the Gutenberg...
Interview with Ruby Langford Ginibi and Penny Van Toorn
This interview is a condensed version of two interviews conducted with Dr Ruby Langford Ginibi and Dr Penny van Toorn on consecutive days in October 1998. I initially interviewed Ruby alone in order to ask her about her earlier publishing experiences...
Learning to Live without It: Women, Biography and Methadone
This paper addresses some issues relating to Methadonemaintenance as a treatment for heroin addiction. From the position of a sociologist in Melbourne, I am aware that New South Wales has had a vigorous debate about Methadone, mainly presented as a...
Scenes from a Life in Feminism
I am delighted and honoured by my invitation here to share in the celebration of this seventieth International Women's Day in Queensland. I am also pleased by a certain irony. The last time I was treated to refreshments at Queensland Parliament House...
Simone De Beauvoir and Generations of Feminists
As Germaine Greer notes, when women's liberationists signed their letters 'Yours in sisterhood,' they were identifying their shared identity in terms of a notional common generation. [1] Now, according to some commentators, the generation of women...
The Discourses of Hysteria: Menopause, Art and the Body
The artistic practices of women require deciphering, like monuments from lost or unfamiliar cultures. There is some system to the patterning of signs into meanings. We need, however, to find the codes that lend the symbols generated there resonance...
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