Sexual & gender politics
Clementine Ford on Boyhood: Food for Thought at Tucks
What is boyhood? What is masculinity? And how do we begin to dismantle old-fashioned ideas about what boys and men should be and do, in order to build a better future for everybody?
Get thinking in November, with riveting conversation over delicious food and wine at Tucks winery in Red Hill. At this special event, fearless feminist author Clementine Ford…
Beyond Marriage Equality
Exactly one year on from the announcement of Australia’s marriage equality post survey result, we’ll take stock of the state and legal status of LGBTQ+ people across Australia.
The marriage equality vote brought a lot of romance and rejoicing – as well as a surprising number of heterosexual politicians lining up to claim credit – but the campaign period came…
Going Postal: Reflections on the Marriage Equality Vote
‘We’re about to be given a number,’ Quinn Eades wrote, on the eve of the result for the marriage equality postal survey. ‘A number that will sew itself into our skins. A number that will not let us go.’
On the anniversary of that historic announcement, we’re bringing together a stellar line-up of LGBTQ+ talent to share writing inspired and…
Ronan Farrow: Power, Abuse and Facing Facts
Ronan Farrow has been one of the foremost reporters documenting the culture of silence and impunity around sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond. As industry after industry attempts to confront long-unexamined demons in this area, Farrow offers fresh ideas for creating a new culture of accountability.
Presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival, Farrow joins Tracey Spicer to discuss #MeToo…
Past, Present and Future Queer Australia
Does Australia need its own Queer History Month? What is Queer History Month for?
In other parts of the world, including the US and the UK, people celebrate LGBTI+ or Queer History Months to raise the profile of LGBTI+ history and celebrate the people – both ordinary and famous – who forged the futures we are now living.
Books and Ideas at Montalto
Bri Lee’s Eggshell Skull is about our justice system; its deep-rooted tenets and its disastrous shortcomings.
The book is Lee’s first-person account of her year as a judge’s associate in the District Court of Queensland, during which she watched endless cases of sexual assault and child abuse. Herself a survivor of childhood sexual assault, Lee was ultimately moved to bring…
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Video of Leslie Cannold Speaking on the Problem with Feminists
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The problem with feminists, according to Australian Humanist of the Year Leslie Cannold, “is that there aren’t enough of them”. In this video of her recent Lunchbox/Soapbox presentation at the Wheeler Centre, the author and ethicist tackles what ideals should inform how female representation unfolds in the popular imagination. Ultimately, she sees us aspiring to build a world in which…
Lunchbox / Soapbox
Emerging Writers’ Festival: Jack Colwell on Tweeties for Sweeties: Narrative in Grindr and social media
Lunchbox/Soapbox: Emerging Writers’ Festival: Sam George-Allen on Literary Sexting: Scum Mag & Online Sex Writing
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