Politics

Shadow of a Century

Jean Grainger

Jean Grainger
Source: Jean Grainger website

Shadow of a Century (2015)

 

Scarlett O’Hara, named by her romantic mother, after the Gone With The Wind character, is a journalist. Through her own romantic involvement that leads to her downfall (and the novel’s exposure of present day discrimination against women with some asides to current American politics) Scarlett’s story interacts with that of Irish women’s historical activism.  During her reporting on a robbery she finds an elderly woman concerned about her losses, most poignantly, a:

 

greying cotton parcel, around a foot square and tied with a length of

A treasure revealed: Mme de Graffigny’s correspondence finally published after 250 years

Thank you to Pippa Faucheux , Publishing Manager Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford (www.voltaire.ox.ac.uk) for permission to publish this article from the Voltaire Foundation Blog. The foundation’s blog for International Women’s Day 2017 will also be published during March. WHN Admin.

Françoise de Graffigny

Françoise de Graffigny by Pierre-Augustin Clavareau. Lunéville, musée du château des Lumières. Photo: T. Franz, Conseil départemental 54.

On International Women’s Day, join us in celebrating the publication next month of the final volume of letters of pioneering writer and salon hostess, Madame de Graffigny. It will mark the completion of

OUT OF SITE, OUT OF MIND – THE WOMEN OF THE VENTILATOR

Amy Galvin

Out of site, out of mind – the women of the ventilator

The beginning of the nineteenth century saw a return in popular thinking to ideals of womanhood centred on the ‘angel of the hearth’; women were the homemakers and keepers, with ideals of femininity focused around serenity, compassion and subservience. Although practically it was impossible to banish women entirely from the public sphere, this popular cultural thinking separated the world into public and private, with the public domain being the realm of men and the private domestic setting of the home being the realm, and some would …

Transcript: Hon. Penny Wong speech at ANU Canberra

Hon. Penny Wong

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SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE

SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT

SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

SPEECH

21 June 2016

28TH ANNUAL LIONEL MURPHY MEMORIAL LECTURE

 

Time for change

In Australia, we can achieve marriage equality by rewriting a few dozen words in the Marriage Act.

We don’t need a referendum, a plebiscite or a contest in our highest court – what we need is political leadership.

The sort of political leadership Lionel Murphy was prepared to show on law reform when it mattered.

Support for marriage

Speech by The Hon Penny Wong on the occasion of the 28th Annual Lionel Murphy Memorial Lecture

 Transcript from a speech made by the Hon. Penny Wong, which focusses on discrimination against LGBTI Australians

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SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE

SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT

SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

SPEECH

21 June 2016

28TH ANNUAL LIONEL MURPHY MEMORIAL LECTURE

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

CANBERRA

I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respects to elders past and present.

Thank you to Professor Paul Dietze and the trustees of the Lionel Murphy Foundation for inviting me to deliver this lecture.