Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World

Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World
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April 24th 2013 by University of Queensland Press
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Early in September 2012, commentator Alan Jones, responding to a comment by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, said: ‘[Gillard] said that “We know societies only reach their full potential if women are politically participating”. Women are destroying the joint – Christine Nixon in Melbourne, Clover Moore here. Honestly.’

The twitterverse exploded with passionate, disbelieving and hilarious responses, and now here in Destroying the Joint women reply to his comment and the broader issues of sexism and misogyny in our culture.

With Jane Caro editing, this entertaining and thought-provoking collection consists of essays, analysis, memoir, fiction and more, from some of our best and brightest.

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