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Focus on Women Behind the Camera
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What happens when women get behind a camera? How do they use cameras to cast a fresh look on the world around them? Organised by the Melbourne Centre of International PEN to mark 2011’s International Women’s Day, ‘She Must be Seeing Things’ featured an illuminating presentation by film critic and academic Deb Verhoeven. Exploring the relationship between activism and filmmaking…
Icelandic PM weds same-sex partner
Iceland has stolen the glory from our new female PM with their Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir becoming the first national leader to marry their same sex spouse.
Sigurdardottir married her partner writer Jonina Leosdottir on Sunday, which was the first day Iceland’s new laws allowing same sex marriage came into legislation. Though the couple have enjoyed a civil union for years, the new law…
Boys Will Be Boys Clubs
Novelist Amanda Craig has contended that the best female writers of her generation “worked in the shadow of the Amis-McEwan-Barnes-Rushdie generation” with “many of the worst omissions are, predictably, women”.
Craig goes on to list several female novelists - including Liz Jensen and Pat Ferguson, who “has since been unable to find a mainstream publisher despite her dark, dazzling novels being highly readable and…
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