Destroying the Joint - Why Women Have to Change the World

Author(s): Jane Caro (Editor)

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A fabulously provocative collection by women ready to destroy the joint. In 2012, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said a society needs the political participation of women to reach its full potential. Commentator Allan Jones reacted to his by saying- 'Women are destroying the joint . . . Honestly.' People around the country responded with passion, disbelief and hilarity. In Destroying the Joint- Why Women Have to Change the World, Australian women reply to Jones's comment and the broader issues of sexism and misogyny in our culture. Edited by Jane Caro, this entertaining and thought-provoking collection includes essays, analysis, memoir, fiction, satire, polemic and tweets from some of our best and brightest. Carmen Lawrence * Monica Dux * Emily Maguire * Krissy Kneen * Catherine Fox * Michelle Law * Melissa Lucashenko * Jennifer Mills * Susan Johnson * Jenna Price * Nina Funnell * Steph Bowe * Dannielle Miller * Lily Edelstein * Yvette Vignando * Paula McDonald * Abby Cathcart * Destroy the Joint

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‘A fabulously provocative collection by women ready to destroy the joint. Destroying the Joint provides a fresh perspective on the female experience. It is an engaging read, littered with clever quips, fascinating political discussions, captivating life experiences and a good dose of humour. Highly recommended.’ --Readings’ 100 bestselling books of 2013 (#80)

‘This anthology of destroyers is a welcome reminder of the fury unleashed by Alan Jones and the social movement it gave birth to, forging newly energised alliances and discussion among women of all generations and  reinvigorating feminist discussion in the public arena. I say keep on destroying the joint until he is gone.’ --Caroline Baum, Booktopia Buzz

‘The essays have an explicitly political polemic that is both invigorating and joyful.’ --Canberra Times/Saturday Age

‘Destroying the Joint provides a fresh perspective on the female experience. An engaging read, littered with clever quips, fascinating political discussions, captivating life experiences and a good dose of humour. Highly recommended.’ --Readings Monthly

‘These pieces are insightful, imaginative, personal and political. A sizzling satire by Corrine Grant written in the character of a chauvinistic pig is sharply observed.’ --Herald-Sun

‘A corpus of thought-provoking, affecting and thoroughly compassionate essays on women’s rights in Australia.’ --Right Now: Human Rights in Australia

‘Highly recommended. Jane Caro has gathered a thought-provoking assembly of Australian women's responses to Alan Jones's comment.’ --ReadPlus Blog

‘It’s fun, funny, always serious, but never dull.’ --Cooma Monaro Express

‘An engaging read, littered with clever quips, fascinating political discussions, captivating life experiences and a good dose of humour. Highly recommended.’ --Readings

‘A great introduction to ideas about feminism in the Australian context.’ --Zadok Perspectives

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General Fields

  • : 9780702249907
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : April 2013
  • : 230mm X 152mm
  • : Australia
  • : April 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jane Caro (Editor)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 320.00
  • : 272