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Articles from Vol. 14, No. 2, November 30

Australian Women and Feminist Men
How is it that one of the most recent feminist volumes on Australian women(1) has its final, theoretical chapter written by a man?(2) Are we to assume that no Australian woman is capable of, or interested in, presenting a well-argued, clearly-written...
A Woman Imprisoned
A Review of Ruth First, 117 Days (London: Bloomsbury, 1988).Ruth First's extraordinary courage in her lifelong commitment to the struggle against the South African regime has finally been brought to the world's attention with the release this year of...
Cherchez la Femme: Finding Mrs. Fortune
My narrative begins, like a detective novel, with a woman of mystery, both in her art and in real life. Between 1865-1910 a woman known only as Waif Wander or W. W. contributed poetry, memoirs, novels, journalism and over five hundred pioneering stories...
Devanny in Germany
Towards the end of the Weimar Republic Jean Devanny made a brief appearance in Germany; a literary one when her novel The Butcher Shop was translated in 1928, and a personal political one when she attended the Eighth World Congress of the Workers' International...
Editorial
The Bicentenary is now, thankfully, over and the Expo site nearly demolished. Last year, women along with Aborigines and Islanders, youth, migrants, the disabled and other groups were offered financial incentives to participate in, or collaborate with,...
Living Close to the Bone
A Review of Chrystos Not Vanishing (Vancouver: Press Gang, 1988); Wanda Coleman Heavy Daughter Blues (Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow, 1987); Bobbi Sykes Love Poems and Other Revolutionary Actions (Reissued, Univ. of Queensland Press, 1988).Apart from gender,...
Motherhood and Pacifism in Japan 1900-1937
In the late nineteenth century, Japan created all of the machinery of a modern nation-state -- a Constitution, a legal code, capitalist industry, and an army and navy. The slogan guiding this programme was fukoku kyohei, "a wealthy country and a strong...
Motherhood Is Sacred
(and don't you women's libbers go messin' around with it, neither!)"Fatherly Lecture"Now, look-ee yere,You!Big Mama! Yes, you!What's all this talkAbout -- about -- lib-er-a-tion(Pains me, it does, even to have tospit that word out!)?All that sorta stuff,I...
On 'Not Doing Too Much on Black Women Writers': Report on Survey of Teaching of Black Women Writers in Australian Universities and Colleges, 1987/88
This survey does not claim to be exhaustive(1), but does offer a general picture of the use of texts in English by Black women writers(2) in Australian tertiary institutions.The Appendix below records specific texts that are studied. Generally, where...
Pipedream
Margot's breasts peel finely. Looking closely into the puckers of flesh and small, pale moles, she can see how like her mother she'll one day become: the skin between her neck and breasts ruined and wrinkled.The tips of Margot's nipples still sting from...
Still Partially Eclipsed
A Review of Flora Eldershaw ed. The Peaceful Army, (reissued, Penguin, 1988).Call them, Australia! Call them once again,For they are those who on these shores first stood;Women upon whose long endurings restThe might and majesty acclaimed by us today.Mary...
Talking-Story
"Third Aunt," Moon Lily said, "was the one who went mad from seeing too many ghosts. She saw all types of ghosts and even considered becoming a professional ghost hunter so that she could earn money and not have to get married. That was the first time...
The Hatpin -- a Weapon: Women and the 1912 Brisbane General Strike
We now realise the purpose for which the police force exists. It exists to intimidate us, to break our unions and strikes and help employers to bind and rivet us to the chains of ignominy which they have been carefully forging.(1)In 1912 the mere action...
The House of Your Dreams
She holds the gate open for him. He drives the car through and up to the house. Across the road a large black anchor sits formally on impeccable lawn. Over everything lies the sound of the sea.She walks up to the house, up the neglected driveway. At...
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