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Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1, May

A New Age?: Australian Feminism and the 1940s
'Women have grown up', asserted Mrs M. Warhurst during the regular United Associations of Women radio broadcast on 2GB in Sydney in January 1944. 'Troublous times and serious tasks have served to show what little effort was required for the needs of...
Dal Dy Dir/ Stand Your Ground: International Lessons on Women's Equality from a Small Nation
In a nondescript office block overlooking Cardiff Bay, an extraordinary moment of political history was played out this week. It passed without any great fuss or fanfare in the wider world, but, in the long history of women's struggle for proper political...
Editorial
From the late 1960s, there was a large shift in the anglophone West, in the Universities and the culture more generally, presenting a concerted challenge to what through the 1950s had become an increasingly uniform mainstream culture that expressed...
'Mad Woman in the Burqa': Muslim Women as Exemplar Feminists
No letters please from British women who have taken the veil and claim it's liberating. It is their right in a tolerant society to wear anything, including rubber fetishes.... (1) Dilemma By way of introduction I would like to pose a (somewhat...
Margaret Thorp and the Anti-Conscription Campaign in Brisbane 1915-1917
History is presented from the ... standpoint of conquest and power, of kings and bloody wars, whereas the emphasis should be laid upon the great struggling movements of the people towards social justice and economic freedom. (1)--Margaret Thorp ...
Seduction and Resistance, Baptism and 'Glassy Metaphorics': Beatrice Grimshaw's Journeys on Papua's Great Rivers
Beatrice Grimshaw was born at Cloona House, Dunmurry, on the outskirts of Belfast in 1870. Influential in the development of spinning and weaving industries in the north of Ireland the Grimshaws were a prominent family in Belfast throughout much of...
Sex after School
'I think you'd better read this.' Matthew looked up at his aunt, standing beside him at the kitchen bench. That was an uncompromising command. Scarey! He bent to the folder of printed pages that she had slapped in front of him. He slid his eyes...
'Signed Up in a Rebel Band': Lesbia Harford Re-Viewed
How funny it would be if dreamy I Should leave one book behind me when I die And that a book of Law--this silly thing Just written for the money it will bring. I do hope, when it's finished, I'll have time For other books and better...
Women and Franchise in Agricultural Organisations: A Case Study of the Australian Sugar Industry
This paper is concerned with women's franchise in agri-political groups, and specifically, the gendered voting system of the Australian agricultural organization, CANEGROWERS. The Australian sugar industry covers three states, but is largely concentrated...
'Worth Our Salt': Australian Working Class Women's Poetry
How much it takes to become a writer ... how much conviction as to the importance of what one has to say, one's right to say it ... difficult for any male not born into a class that breeds such confidence. Almost impossible for a girl, a woman. ...
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