Centenary of International Women’s Day

It’s the centenary of International Women’s Day today and we thought we’d mark the occasion. We’ve asked novelist Kirsten Tranter to write a piece on the under-representation of women in major literary journals and magazines - read Kirsten’s essay here.

In case you haven’t already caught them, we also thought we’d point you towards some web links we liked. The Bond franchise’s Daniel Craig has dressed up in drag and copped a dressing down for the occasion. We admired this list of 10 great female graffiti writers and this piece on gender outlaws. We thought this Book Beast article on angry men provocative, and we liked the pictures in this essay as much as the writing. Finally, happy 20th birthday to Spinifex Press.

Update: Here’s Charlotte Raven on how the new feminism went wrong, and Carmen Lawrence in an opinion piece on how feminism has come, and how far it has to go. Carmen Lawrence will be speaking in favour of the motion, ‘Both major parties are failing the Australian people’ during our Intelligence Squared debate next Monday night. The Overland blog has lots of great links too.

Related events coming up at the Wheeler Centre include She Must Be Seeing Things (20 March), Drama Queens (27 March), Leslie Cannold for Lunchbox/Soapbox on the problem with feminists (7 April), and Jeez Louise (16 April).

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