Tag Archives: sexism

Characters who identify with their authors

A writer friend who’d offered to read my second draft of a short novel recently gave me the following marginal feedback: ‘I’m having a little trouble sifting fiction from reality. I assume that won’t be a problem for most of … Continue reading

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Seasoned Thinking – Sydney Writers’ Festival 2014

LYNNE SEGAL: THE MARCH OF TIME May 23, 11.30am–12.30pm (‘Social activist, feminist, author and academic Lynne Segal turns her formidable gaze towards the thorny issue of aging. She discusses her new book Out of Time, which has garnered widespread acclaim.’) … Continue reading

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In search of the bad girls of literature

Over the years, I’ve known two men who professed hatred of Germaine Greer – a woman neither man had ever met. But some men seem to think Ms Greer invented the scourge of feminism. My hatred of public figures whom … Continue reading

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