7 May – Book Launch – #MeToo Stories

On Tuesday 7 May, author and feminist commentator Clementine Ford will launch #MeToo: Stories from the Australian Movement at Readings bookshop in Carlton.

Edited by Christie Nieman, Maggie Scott, Natalie Kon-Yu and Miriam Sved, the book features writings by 35 Australian women, including Deakin staff member Maria Takolander.

When: 6.30pm, Tuesday 7 May, 2019
Where: Readings Carlton, 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Melbourne
RSVP: [email protected]
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About the book: “In October 2017, the hashtag #MeToo went viral. Since then we’ve watched controversy erupt around Geoffrey Rush, Germaine Greer and Junot Díaz. We’ve talked about tracking the movement back via Helen Garner, Rosie Batty and Hannah Gadsby. We’ve discussed #NotAllMen, toxic masculinity and trolls. We’ve seen the #MeToo movement evolve and start to accuse itself – has it gone too far? Is it enough? What does it mean in this country? And still, women are not safe from daily, casual sexual harassment and violence. In this collection, 35 contributors share their own #MeToo stories, analysis and commentary to survey the movement in an Australian context.

Contributors: Timmah Ball, Arielle Cottingham, Alison Croggon, Carly Findlay, Sarah Firth, Eugenia Flynn, Ginger Gorman, Jenna Guillaume, Liz Hall-Downs, Nicole Hayes, Shakira Hussein, Eleanor Jackson, Kath Kenny, Natalie Kon-yu, Sylvie Leber, Rebecca Lim, Jenni Mazaraki, Fleur McDonald, Christie Nieman, Greta Parry, Rashmi Patel, Fiona Patten, Ruby Pivet, Natasha Rai, Candy Royalle, Kerri Sackville, Simone Sheridan and Ailsa Wild, Maggie Scott, Harriet Shing, Miriam Sved, Maria Takolander, Heather Taylor-Johnson, Helen Thurloe, Kaya Wilson.

*Featured image by Mihai Surdu on Unsplash