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  • A Life of Crime: The Memoirs of a High Court Judge

    by Harry Ognall ...
    A frank and witty memoir of life at the Bar and on the Bench, from former High Court Judge The Hon. Sir Harry Ognall.For many years, Harry Ognall enjoyed a formidable reputation as an advocate at the criminal Bar. As counsel, and later as judge, he was involved in numerous high-profile trials, both in Britain and abroad.Among many cases as a QC, he prosecuted Peter Sutcliffe, the so-called ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Down Girl

    The Logic of Misogyny

    by Kate Manne ...
    Misogyny is a hot topic, yet it's often misunderstood. What is misogyny, exactly? Who deserves to be called a misogynist? How does misogyny contrast with sexism, and why is it prone to persist - or increase - even when sexist gender roles are waning? This book is an exploration of misogyny in public life and politics by the moral philosopher and writer Kate Manne. It argues that misogyny should ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • In Your Defence

    True Stories of Life and Law

    'As thrilling as a detective novel.' The Times'Powerful, moving and often captivating.' Financial Times'A compelling read for anyone who cares about fairness, justice and humanity.' ObserverThe Sunday Times bestseller___Sarah Langford is a barrister. Her job is to stand in court representing the mad and the bad, the vulnerable, the heartbroken and the hopeful. She must become their voi... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Trans

    The Sunday Times Bestseller

    by Helen Joyce ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER and a Times, Spectator and Observer Book of the Year 2021‘In the first decade of this century, it was unthinkable that a gender-critical book could even be published by a prominent publishing house, let alone become a bestseller.’ Louise Perry, New Statesman‘Thank goodness for Helen Joyce.’ Christina Patterson, Sunday Times‘Rea... ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Why Women Are Blamed For Everything

    Exposing the Culture of Victim-Blaming

    'The kind of book that has you screaming "Yes! Yes! Yes! Now I get it!" on almost every page' Caitlin Moran'Dr Taylor sets out a compelling case . . . gives voice and agency to women who have experienced trauma and violence' Morning StarShe asked for it. She was flirting. She was drinking. She was wearing a revealing dress. She was too confident. She walked home alone. She stayed in that ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • What Lies Buried

    A forensic psychologist's true stories of madness, the bad and the misunderstood

    by Kerry Daynes ...
    THE SENSATIONAL NEW BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER THE DARK SIDE OF THE MIND.LONGLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION AWARD.'What Lies Buried is a towering achievement. Kerry takes us deep into the minds of the disturbed and dangerous and challenges our very humanity. As gripping as any thriller. Her dry wit and humour keeps it real.'BARBARA MACHIN, sc... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The End Of Equality

    Work, Babies and Women's Choices in 21st Century Australia

    by Anne Summers ...
    A ground-breaking and explosive book on how women have been shortchanged by governments - one of the hottest and most contentious issues the nation faces in the first decade of the 21st century.In 1975, Anne Summers’ groundbreaking book Damned Whores and God's Police changed forever the way we thought about women and their place in Australian history and society. In 2003 Summers’ new book, The End ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Generation F

    Why we still struggle with sex and power

    ‘For me these Ormond College women were, and are, the first voices of the revolution that is #MeToo in Australia.’Twenty-five years ago, Australia was in the grip of another debate about sex and power.The Master of Ormond College at the University of Melbourne had been acquitted of indecent assault after complaints by two female students. Helen Garner’s bestselling book about the case, The First ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

    Except for the foundational belief that rape is a crime, with a criminal and a victim, I will not take anything else for granted.Sohaila Abdulali was gang-raped as a teenager in Bombay. Indignant at the silence on the issue in India, she wrote an article for a woman’s magazine challenging the way in which rape and rape victims were perceived. Thirty years later her story went viral in the wake of ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Down Girl

    The Logic of Misogyny

    by Kate Manne ...
    'An important and compelling analysis of a phenomenon that's everywhere' Cordelia Fine, Big Issue'Offers a sharply cut prism through which to view our everyday experience' Afua Hirsch, The TLSA powerful, lucid analysis of the logic of misogyny from a remarkable feminist thinker, Down Girl is essential reading for the #MeToo era.Misogyny is a hot topic, yet it's often misunderstood. What is ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Pistols and Petticoats

    175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction

    by Erika Janik ...
    A lively exploration of the struggles faced by women in law enforcement and mystery fiction for the past 175 yearsIn 1910, Alice Wells took the oath to join the all-male Los Angeles Police Department. She wore no uniform, carried no weapon, and kept her badge stuffed in her pocketbook. She wasn’t the first or only policewoman, but she became the movement’s most visible voice.Police work from its ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Seductions of Quantification

    Measuring Human Rights, Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking

    series Chicago Series in Law and Society
    We live in a world where seemingly everything can be measured. We rely on indicators to translate social phenomena into simple, quantified terms, which in turn can be used to guide individuals, organizations, and governments in establishing policy. Yet counting things requires finding a way to make them comparable. And in the process of translating the confusion of social life into neat categories ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD

  • Sexy But Psycho

    How the Patriarchy Uses Women’s Trauma Against Them

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERAngry, opinionated, mouthy, aggressive, hysterical, mad, disordered, crazy, psycho, delusional, borderline, hormonal . . . Women have long been pathologized, locked up and medicated for not conforming to whichever norms or stereotypes are expected of them in that time and space. Sexy But Psycho is a challenging and uncomfortable book which seeks to explore the way ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

    A Balanced Policy Approach to Intimate Partner Violence

    Book 7 - Gender and Justice
    Decriminalizing Domestic Violence asks the crucial, yet often overlooked, question of why and how the criminal legal system became the primary response to intimate partner violence in the United States. It introduces readers, both new and well versed in the subject, to the ways in which the criminal legal system harms rather than helps those who are subjected to abuse and violence in their homes ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD

  • In Black and White

    A Young Barrister's Story of Race and Class in a Broken Justice System

    **NOW WITH NEW AFTERWORD AND READING GROUP QUESTIONS**'An absolute triumph; a compelling and courageous memoir forcing the legal profession to confront uncomfortable truths about race and class. Alexandra Wilson is a bold and vital voice. This is a book that urgently needs to be read by everyone inside, and outside, the justice system.' THE SECRET BARRISTER'A riveting book in the best tradition of ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    a life

    The definitive account of an icon who shaped gender equality for all women.In this comprehensive, revelatory biography — fifteen years of interviews and research in the making — historian Jane Sherron De Hart explores the central experiences that crucially shaped Ginsburg’s passion for justice, her advocacy for gender equality, and her meticulous jurisprudence. At the heart of her story and ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Eve Was Framed

    Women and British Justice

    Eve Was Framed offers an impassioned, personal critique of the British legal system. Helena Kennedy focuses on the treatment of women in our courts - at the prejudices of judges, the misconceptions of jurors, the labyrinths of court procedures and the influence of the media. But the inequities she uncovers could apply equally to any disadvantaged group - to those whose cases are subtly affected by ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Misjustice

    How British Law is Failing Women

    Two women a week are killed by a spouse or partner. Every seven minutes a woman is raped. Now is the time for change.‘Fascinating and chilling’ Caroline Criado Perez, bestselling author of Invisible WomenHelena Kennedy, one of our most eminent lawyers and defenders of human rights, examines the pressing new evidence that women are being discriminated against when it comes to the law. From the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Bronte Sisters Collection

    The Bronte Sisters were a nineteenth-century literary family, born in the village of Thornton and later associated with the village of Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. The sisters, Charlotte (1816–1855), Emily (1818–1848), and Anne (1820–1849), are well known as poets and novelists. Like many contemporary female writers, they originally published their poems and novels under male ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Sex and the Supreme Court

    How the Law is Upholding the Dignity of the Indian Citizen

    'The Constitution [of India] has within it the ability to produce social catharsis...'At 12.12 p.m. on 6 September 2018, the Supreme Court of India created history by reading down Section 377 - reversing an archaic law laid down by the British in 1860 and decriminalizing homosexuality for the first time in modern India.Yet, this is not the only ruling that the Supreme Court has made in recent ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Anarchism & Sexuality

    Ethics, Relationships and Power

    series Social Justice
    Anarchism & Sexuality aims to bring the rich and diverse traditions of anarchist thought and practice into contact with contemporary questions about the politics and lived experience of sexuality. Both in style and in content, it is conceived as a book that aims to question, subvert and overflow authoritarian divisions between the personal and political; between sexual desires categorised as ... Read more

    $90.99 AUD

  • The Pink Line

    The World’s Queer Frontiers

    by Mark Gevisser ...
    Guardian's Best Paperback of the MonthONE OF THE GUARDIAN**'S and** FINANCIAL TIMES**' BOOKS OF 2020**'In intimate, often tender prose, Gevisser brings to life the complex movement for queer civil rights and the many people on whom it bears.' Colm Toibin, Guardian'Powerful... meticulously researched' Andrew McMillan, Observer Book of the WeekSix years in th... ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Sex Is as Sex Does

    Governing Transgender Identity

    What the evolving fight for transgender rights reveals about government power, regulations, and the lawEvery government agency in the United States, from Homeland Security to Departments of Motor Vehicles, has the authority to make its own rules for sex classification. Many transgender people find themselves in the bizarre situation of having different sex classifications on different documents. ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Australian Feminist Judgments

    Righting and Rewriting Law

    This book brings together feminist academics and lawyers to present an impressive collection of alternative judgments in a series of Australian legal cases. By re-imagining original legal decisions through a feminist lens, the collection explores the possibilities, limits and implications of feminist approaches to legal decision-making. Each case is accompanied by a brief commentary that places it ... Read more

    $70.99 AUD