Monday, July 8, 2013

In the news: Julia Gillard and sexism

There has been a lot of talk lately about Julia Gilliard and sexism and gender.  Here is a list of books on the those topics.  There are some classics feminist books but some more recent titles as well.  Some are on politics and gender while others are more generally on sexism, women and equality.

Read about Julia Gillard and her time in politics.
The making of Julia Gillard by Jacqueline Kent
The stalking of Julia Gillard by Kerry-Anne Walsh

There are also chapters on Julia Gillard in these titles:
Trivial pursuit: leadership and the end of the reform era edited by George Megalogenis.
Trailblazers : from Caroline Chisholm to Quentin Bryce by Susannah de Vries
Snapshot : a portrait of success 
Punch and Judy : the double disillusion election of 2010

Recent titles on sexism and gender
Destroying the joint : why women have to change the world edited by Jane Caro 
Night games : sex power and sport by Anna Krien
Fifty shades of feminism edited by Lisa Appignanesi
The end of men and the rise of women by Hanna Rosin
Well behaved women seldom make history by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
The misogyny factor by Anne Summers

Some classic feminist texts:
The feminine mystique by Betty Friedan
The second sex by Simone de Beauvoir
Vindication of the rights of women by Mary Wollstonecraft
Room of one's own by Virginia Woolf
Female eunuch by Germaine Greer
The beauty myth by Naomi Wolf
Backlash : the undeclared war against American women by Susan Faludi