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The Feminist Supremacy?
Code: 192  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs
Saturday, May 19 2012 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney Venue & Transport Info
Tara Moss, Catherine Deveny, Kathy Lette, Emily Maguire, Julia Baird (facilitator)
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All of a sudden it seems everyone’s a feminist. Women who once rejected the term now embrace it. Anti-abortion campaigners call themselves feminist. Meryl Streep says Margaret Thatcher was a feminist. At one point George Bush said we went to war in Afghanistan to fight for women’s rights. But if everyone’s a feminist, has the idea lost its meaning? And are we doing anything with this new-found cachet? We might have a female prime minister and governor-general, but women still only make 87 cents to a man’s dollar and getting pregnant can be a career killer. So what good is it? Join us for a lively discussion. We’ve got some noisy females in the house tonight. Kathy Lette, Catherine Deveny, Tara Moss, and Emily Maguire. Chair: Julia Baird.

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Tara Moss (Australian)

Tara Moss is a novelist, TV presenter and journalist. She is the author of seven bestselling novels: Fetish, Split, Covet, Hit, Siren, The Blood Countess and The Spider Goddess. She is published in 17 countries in 11 languages. Tara hosts the documentary TV series Tough Nuts: Australia's hardest criminals on the Crime & Investigation Network, and the author-interview show Tara in Conversation on 13th Street Universal. She is a UNICEF goodwill ambassador and patron for BFHI. Her next novel is Assassin.

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Catherine Deveny (Australian)

Catherine Deveny is a comedian, writer, social commentator and author. She is known for her work as a columnist with The Age, as a regular on ABC radio and QandA, for her sell-out Melbourne Comedy Festival one-woman show God Is Bullshit, and her work with over 20 charities. Her seventh book and first novel is The Happiness Show. She has three little boys and lives in an atheist kibbutz with her partner and gay husband.

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Emily Maguire (Australian)

Emily Maguire is the author of three highly acclaimed novels and two non-fiction books. Her articles and essays on sex, feminism and literature have been widely published. She is the recipient of the 2007 Edna Ryan Award for her writing about women's issues and in 2010 was named as a Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year.
 http://emilymaguire.com.au

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Kathy Lette (International)

Kathy Lette first achieved succès de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues. After several years as a newspaper columnist and television sitcom writer in America and Australia, she wrote 10 international bestsellers including Foetal Attraction, Mad Cows and How to Kill Your Husband (and other handy household hints). Her novels have been published in 14 languages. She lives in London with her husband and two children.
 kathylette.com

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Julia Baird (Australian)

Julia Baird is an author, broadcaster and journalist. She has just returned from the United States, where she worked as a columnist and deputy editor of Newsweek. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications including The Daily Beast, Harpers Bazaar, The Guardian, the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Monthly, The New York Times and The Sydney Morning Herald. Her first book was Media Tarts: How the Australian Media Frames Female Politicians. She is currently writing a biography of Queen Victoria.

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