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Let’s put an end to ‘manels’

Esther is a feminist with a to-do list. At the top of her agenda is putting an end to all-male panels ('manels', if you will) ensuring events, festival line-ups, and more, actually reflect the diversity of our community.

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Surprise, Surprise

Through a chance find, Rosemary is given the rare opportunity to revisit her wedding day in 1971. In this previously unseen footage, Rosemary is greeted with the image of herself as a young woman, full of potential, and a rush of memories, both good and troubling.

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Mary Montgomerie Bennett (1881-1961): “A white hot flame”

On March 1, a full house eagerly took their seats inside ACMI for the official launch of A White Hot Flame, a biography of Mary Bennett written by historian Sue Taffe, and for the world premiere of Letters Across the Desert, a Victorian Women’s Trust documentary film by Stu Mannion.

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Enough lies, it’s time for equality

Our sold out event 'Ideas to Action' with political economist Marilyn Waring and Richard Denniss, had a central take home message: "if Australia’s serious about achieving gender equality we need some of that old 70s fervour back."

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Dear Patriarchy: Watch Out. Yours sincerely, Women of 2018.

I’m calling it early; 2018 is the year of the woman. Only days in and we’ve already seen a tremendous display of solidarity, bravery, strength and inspiration from leading feminist figures. In case you missed it, this year’s Golden Globes Awards ceremony was a lot more politically charged than usual. Oprah delivered a powerful speech on the gender and racial discrimination rampant in the industry. Natalie Portman called out the lack of female representation in the nominees for best director. And a majority of the women attending the event wore...

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