Bewitched and Bedevilled: Women Write the Gillard Years

Author(s): Samantha (ed) Trenoweth


Bewitched and Bedevilled looks at the reasons Julia Gillard, our first female Prime Minister, was so vehemently attacked, the varied reactions to being a female prime minister, her unfortunate position at the receiving end of a barrage of sexism and misogyny and how much this played a part in her political problems, her public perception and her ultimate undoing. This book will bring together some of Australia's wittiest and most incisive writers and commentators, all of them women. It delves into much more complex issues than the other works on Gillard out there, from her pornification, to looking at how women leaders are expected to play a 'nurturing role' in the treatment of the marginalised in society, to more personal reflections on what Gillard's Prime Ministership meant to Australian women. Bewitched and Bedevilled: Women Write the Gillard Years is an intelligent but accessible analysis of Australia's reaction to the nation's first female Prime Minister from some of Australia's leading female voices. With room for outrage, humour, reason and personal reflection, it's a must-read for anyone looking to contemplate 'The Gillard Years'. Contributors include: Jane Caro; Eva Cox; Clementine Ford; Claire Harvey; Ruth Hessey; Shakira Hussein; Carol Johnson; Kathy Lette; Cathy Lumby; Emily Maguire; Helen Pringle; Helen Razer; Tracey Spicer and transcripts from Gillard's misogyny speech, Anne Summer's My Speech: Her Rights at Work. The Political Persecution of Australia's First Female Prime Minister (R-rated version) and Chloe Hooper's On The Road with Julia Gillard.


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For the past thirty years, Samantha has worked as a journalist, author and editor in book and magazine publishing, online and also in radio. She has written or co-written five books and edited more than a dozen magazines. She has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, HQ and Rolling Stone, among others, and has worked at the ABC. Her books include Jenny Kee: A Big Life, The Future of God (interviews with prominent religious thinkers) and 1001 Australians (with Toby Creswell).

General Fields

  • : 9781742706931
  • : Hardie Grant Books
  • : E2
  • : 0.295
  • : November 2013
  • : 207mm X 135mm X 21mm
  • : Australia
  • : December 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Samantha (ed) Trenoweth
  • : Paperback
  • : 1213
  • : English
  • : 192
  • : Black and white text