MODERN FEMINISM

Business and Professional Women Caboolture –  Friday 1st November 2013 Thankyou for asking me to talk this morning about modern feminism. I’m delighted to be here. Recently I have felt as though I have been brought out of retirement – as for the last 20 years feminism has not been such a popular topic. And […]

role reversal: the real sex revolution

The very early feminists argued that women’s greatest handicap was financial dependence: while ever men controlled the purse-strings they exerted great power over those who needed the money. This is why financial independence – and the education that was necessary to achieve it – were among the first demands of the feminist platform. Centuries of […]

brisbane writers festival 2013 – the f word

THE F WORD BRISBANE WRITERS FESTIVAL 2013/ STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND Moderator – dale spender GIVEN THAT WE HAVE JUST GOT THROUGH AN ELECTION (AND A CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT) I WOULD LIKE TO START WITH A REMINDER OF THE GREATEST POLITICAL VICTORY EVER. WHEN WOMEN WON THE VOTE! WHEN THEY WERE DEPRIVED OF EDUCATION, PROFESSIONS, […]

women chiefs of enterprise international conference 2013

WOMEN CHIEFS OF ENTERPRISE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – NOOSA, 7TH SEPTEMBER 2013 THE TIPPING POINT THANKYOU FOR INVITING ME TO SPEAK I’M NOT SURE THIS IS WHAT YOU EXPECTED AS I DON’T ANALYSE SOCIAL MEDIA FROM THE MARKETING POINT OF VIEW – BUT FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE WAY IN WHICH OUR LIVES ARE BEING CHANGED […]