The Misogyny Factor
In 2012, Anne Summers gave two landmark speeches about women in Australia, attracting more than 120,000 visits to her website. Within weeks of their delivery Prime Minister Julia Gillards own speech about misogyny and sexism went viral and was celebrated around the world. Summers makes the case that Australia, the land of the fair go, still hasnt figured out how to make equality between men and women work. She shows how uncomfortable we are with the idea of women with political and financial power, let alone the reality. Summers dismisses the idea that we should celebrate progress for women as opposed to outright success. She shows what success will look like.
Anne Summers is a writer, a journalist, and the author of "Damned Whores and God's Police," "The Lost Mother," and "On Luck." She writes for a number of publications, including the "Sydney Morning Herald," the "Age," and the "Australian Financial Review." She has worked as a senior bureaucrat and political adviser, is the editor of the digital magazine "Anne Summers Reports," and is the former editor in chief of the landmark feminist New York-based "Ms." magazine.