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On Mowing, and Motherhood

On Mowing, and Motherhood

Mothers give their love freely - but there's a cost My white narcissus with butter-yellow centres bloom unselfconsciously. No silvered water in sight, no chance to get distracted by their beauty. The pungent bulbs are the first to brave the clear, chilly mornings....

Episode 8: Women In Leadership

Episode 8: Women In Leadership

Outspoken harridans, school marms, bad mothers, bad fashion and Conspicuously Empty Fruit Bowls – that’s right, today we’re talking about Women Leaders.

We’ll discuss why there aren’t more, what barriers they face, what female leadership looks like, and why there *should* be more.

The Murder of a Fairy Woman: Brigid Bolan

The Murder of a Fairy Woman: Brigid Bolan

"Are you a witch, or are you a faery? Or are you the wife of Michael Cleary?"   Brigid Boland, wife of Michael Cleary, wasn't like other women, Sady Doyle writes in Dead Blonde and Bad Mothers. Boland was in possession of a singer sewing machine and knew how to...

Shrews Untamed Episode 5: What’s In A Name?

Shrews Untamed Episode 5: What’s In A Name?

Is taking your husband's name Unfeminist? Say my name, say my name! Yes, we know Unfeminist isn’t a word. We’re breaking the rules. We’re also showing you a little of what it’s really like to record a podcast when kids – young and old – are home due to COVID-19. Water...

Shrews Untamed Episode 6: Feminism in the Land Down Under

Shrews Untamed Episode 6: Feminism in the Land Down Under

You'd better run, you'd better take cover... From suffrage to second-wave feminism, from Greer to Ford, from Vida Goldstein - the "darling" of the cause to Gillard's misogyny speech, meet Ellen van Neerven and hear how First Nation's women's roles were overlooked...

Read me in Eureka Street: The Girls Are Exaggerating

How Australia’s ‘good bloke’ narrative silences women across generations.

I spent the first six or seven years of my life spellbound by my mum’s stories of her childhood in Far North Queensland. Herstory came from warm, outback and subtropical places. She and her sisters wrote on slates at school, played in custard apple trees, kept their own bees…

The girls are exaggerating, Peter said on the last day he beat his wife.

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