Sexual & gender politics
Julia Gillard: Women and Leadership
What biases and barriers do women in power face? How does this affect their leadership performance? And how can we bring about true gender equality when it comes to politics and power?
Women in Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons, co-written by Julia Gillard and renowned development economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, asks these questions and more. In August, Patricia Karvelas inteviewed Gillard…
The Leap Year
8 Rachel Baxendale on the presser
Earlier this month, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews appeared for his 100th consecutive press conference. But politicians are not the only ones on this marathon. Rachel Baxendale is the state political reporter for the Australian, and is one of the journalists covering these highly public press conferences. She has also been subjected to online trolling, and has even become a meme – #WhatsTheIssueRachel?
In this episode, she describes what it’s really been like for journalists this year.
Broadly Speaking: Mieko Kawakami and Fernanda Melchor
'The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.’
English-language publishers are increasingly embracing works in translation. What new worlds does this open up for readers? What does feminism gain from more translated women's voices in fiction?
For this conversation, we spoke with two international authors with major works recently published in English. Mieko Kawakami is the author…
The Leap Year
6 Dennis Altman on distance
Dennis Altman is a writer and academic who first came to attention in 1972 with the publication of his book Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation.
While the coronavirus pandemic is most people’s first experience of having their lives affected by a pandemic, Dennis was President of the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific from 2001-2005, and has been a member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society. In this episode, he shares his insight on the similarities – and differences – between coronavirus and the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the upcoming American election, and the ache of distance.
Women at the Edge
Live-stream: Economics and Beyond
When it comes to economic equality in Australia, the Covid-19 pandemic has turned what was already a gendered gap between women and men into a gaping chasm.
Women have lost more jobs and working hours since March 2020 than men. The economic sectors primarily occupied by women are among the most poorly paid, the most casualised and the most vulnerable…
Broadly Speaking: Ann Goldstein and Mary Norris
What's it like to devote your whole working life to language, as a literary translator or as an editor?
To find out, we're joined from New York by two brilliant bilingual friends, both of whom have shaped the linguistic landscape in distinctive ways. Ann Goldstein and Mary Norris met as young copy editors at the New Yorker magazine. Norris went…
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BHL on DSK
After former IMF chief and ex-presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused of rape at the beginning of last week, the most public of France’s public intellectuals sprang to his aid. Writing in the Daily Beast, Bernard-Henri Lévy, or BHL as he’s known in France, condemned the presumption of guilt inferred in media coverage of the alleged rape of a hotel maid in New York…
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