The War on Feminism and The Normalisation of Misogyny in Australia

6 Feb

I reckon this blog by Jenni is extremely well written and researched and well worth reading!

Unload and Unwind

gender_equality_scale_450Since I was a young girl I believed I lived in a world where my gender made no difference whatsoever.  I was raised to see myself as a person whose worth was measured by my deeds, my achievements and my failures.

As I grew older I continued to see the world through this lens.  As a someone who attended a girls only private school those teachings were re-enforced.  The subject of whether or not I was in anyway less capable or deserving than my male counterparts was so unheard of that it didn’t even bear mentioning.

While studying history I learnt about the long fight for women’s rights and their battle to be seen as equal in our society but to me that was all it was History.  Even at university where I was introduced to a much deeper appreciation of the legacy that those who have come before us let…

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3 Responses to “The War on Feminism and The Normalisation of Misogyny in Australia”

  1. Jenni February 6, 2016 at 4:27 pm #

    Thanks for the re-blog and isn’t sad that we’re fighting today for things that should have become just part of life now.

  2. stuartbramhall February 7, 2016 at 8:13 am #

    Great article, Aunty. Thanks for sharing.

  3. gerard oosterman February 7, 2016 at 5:59 pm #

    Yet, Australia was second of the OECD countries to allow women’s voting rights. What has happened since? Did you see the movie ‘Suffragette?’

    How come Afghanistan has more women in parliament than Australia?

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